Amicus Therapeutics Announces Presentations and Posters at the 17th Annual WORLDSymposium™ 2021
CRANBURY, N.J., Jan. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD), a patient-dedicated global biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering novel medicines for rare diseases, today announced that three oral presentations and ten posters highlighting its development programs for Lysosomal Disorders will be included at the 17th Annual WORLDSymposium™ 2021, to be held virtually February 8-12, 2021.
Oral Platform Presentations:
- Direct intercellular cross-correction of α-galactosidase-A deficiency in Fabry disease podocytes through tunneling nanotubes in a mixed cell culture model – Behzad Najafian, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA (Monday, February 8 at 1:12 p.m. EST)
- Single-dose AAV9-CLN6 gene transfer slows the decline in motor and language function in variant late infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis 6: Interim results from phase 1/2 trial – Emily de los Reyes, MD, Pediatric Neurology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA (Wednesday, February 10 at 11:24 a.m. EST)
- Utilization of artificial intelligence to identify undiagnosed Fabry disease patients: Development of a validated machine learning model – John Jefferies, MD, MPH, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA (Thursday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. EST)
Monday, February 8, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
- Direct intercellular cross-correction of α-galactosidase-A deficiency in Fabry disease podocytes through tunneling nanotubes in a mixed cell culture model – Behzad Najafian, MD, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA (Poster #169)
Tuesday, February 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
- Functional analysis and clinical curation of human acid alpha glucosidase (GAA) variants of unknown significance (VUS) screened from infants diagnosed with Pompe disease via newborn screening (NBS) – Shelly Goomber, PhD, Division of Medical Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA (Poster #87)
- Development of a Fabry disease screening tool for chronic pain patients - step 1: Categorization based on phenotypic risk profiles – Michael A. Ueberall, MD, Pediatric Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Nurnberg, Germany (Poster #256)
Wednesday, February 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
- Long-term treatment with migalastat 150 mg every other day is associated with sustained cardiac efficacy and is well tolerated – Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen MD, DMSc, Department of Endocrinology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark (Poster #70)
- Migalastat 150 mg every other day achieves bioequivalent exposures in adolescent and adult patients with Fabry disease – Uma Ramaswami, MD, Lysosomal Storage Disease Unit, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK (Poster #210)
Thursday, February 11, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
- Utilization of artificial intelligence to identify undiagnosed Fabry disease patients: Development of a validated machine learning model – John Jefferies, MD, MPH, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA (Poster #107)
- Migalastat clinical dose is highly extracted by hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration – Franklin Johnson, MS, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Cranbury, NJ, USA (Poster #108)
- Development of a novel gene therapy for Fabry disease: Engineered alpha-galactosidase A transgene for improved stability – Tobias Willer, Principal Investigator, Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, USA (Poster #272)
Friday, February 12, 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST
- An open-label, phase 1/2a, AAV9-CLN3 gene transfer clinical trial for juvenile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis – Emily de los Reyes, MD, Pediatric Neurology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA (Poster #LB-10)
- Long-term renal efficacy and incidence of Fabry-associated clinical events in treatment-naive and enzyme replacement therapy-experienced female patients receiving migalastat for Fabry disease up to 8.5 years – Heather A. Lau, MD, Division of Neurogenetics, New York University, NY, USA (Poster #LB-28)
The goal of WORLDSymposium is to provide an interdisciplinary forum to explore and discuss specific areas of interest, research and clinical applicability related to lysosomal diseases. Each year, WORLDSymposium hosts a scientific meeting presenting the latest information from basic science, translational research, and clinical trials for lysosomal diseases. This symposium is designed to help researchers and clinicians to better manage and understand diagnostic options for patients with lysosomal diseases, identify areas requiring additional basic and clinical research, public policy and regulatory attention, and identify the latest findings in the natural history of lysosomal diseases. For more information please visit www.worldsymposia.org.
About Amicus Therapeutics
Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD) is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering novel high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases. With extraordinary patient focus, Amicus Therapeutics is committed to advancing and expanding a robust pipeline of cutting-edge, first- or best-in-class medicines for rare metabolic diseases. For more information please visit the company’s website at www.amicusrx.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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