Defeat Duchenne Canada is pleased to announce that DYNE-251, an investigational therapeutic for Duchenne muscular dystrophy mutations amenable to exon 51 skipping, was granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) orphan drug and rare pediatric disease designations. DYNE-251 is being evaluated in the Phase 1/2 DELIVER clinical trial, including a Canadian clinical trial site in London, Ontario.
Dyne anticipates data from the Global Multiple Ascending Dose Phase 1/2 DELIVER Clinical Trial in the second half of 2023.
Orphan drug designation is granted by the FDA to drugs or biological products intended for treatment, prevention or diagnosis of a rare disease or condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States. Under the FDA’s rare pediatric disease designation program, the FDA may grant a priority review voucher to a sponsor who receives product approval for a rare pediatric disease.