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PPMD Awards Gene Therapy Grant

Posted by Danyella Davis on Jan 25, 2017 3:00:00 PM

In an effort to further accelerate research within the Duchenne community, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) awarded Dr. Jerry Mendell,  Dr. Louise Rodino-Klapac and Nationwide Children's Hospital with a $2.2 million grant.

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"We are entering a new chapter in gene transfer therapeutics and while there are still questions to answer, the faster we move to answer these questions, the faster we know if a strategy will work," said Abby Bronson, SVP, Research Strategy, PPMD.  

PPMD continues to create partnerships and collaborate with stakeholders to advance research. Its newest initiative, the PPMD Gene Transfer, explores CRISPR/Cas9 technology led by Dr. Eric Olson of UT Southwestern and now includes the Nationwide grant.

"Working together with the entire community to accelerate development is part of our mission and over the next several years, other projects and awards related to developing gene transfer therapy will be announced," said Bronson. To read more, click here


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Topics: muscular dystrophy, Duchenne, neuromuscular disorders, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, Nationwide Children's Hospital, DMD, PPMD, gene therapy, clinical study, grant, Jerry Mendell



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