Author Archives: Margarida Maia

VO659 Earns Orphan Drug Designation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Vico Therapeutics’ VO659, an investigational antisense oligonucleotide gene-silencing therapy for Huntington’s disease. “We are delighted that FDA has granted this orphan-drug designation,” Rupert Sandbrink, MD, PhD, chief medical officer of VICO, said in a…

PROOF-HD Phase 3 Pridopidine Trial Reaches 25% Enrollment

Prilenia Therapeutics has enrolled more than 120 patients in PROOF-HD, a Phase 3 clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of oral pridopidine in early stage Huntington’s disease. That amounts to 25% of the target enrollment of up to 480 patients, the company announced. The trial is…