Sarepta Charges Ahead With DMD Gene Therapy Despite Setback
Company Announces Q4 2021 Results
The company plans to start its Phase III trial of SRP-9001 in the middle of this year, with a potential readout by the end of 2022.
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Any time advantage Sarepta's Duchenne muscular dystrophy gene therapy may have had over rivals, notably Pfizer, has disappeared after SRP-9001 failed to significantly improve muscle function in a closely watched trial.
Together with a similar delay for AbbVie’s Rinvoq, the delays appear to stem from a study that raised concerns about the class. But the potential sales impact is less clear.