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Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in Foundation NewsLine |

Update from Genzyme on ASMD Clinical Trials

Update on Clinical Trial of Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) for Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD)

The National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF) has been staying in touch with representatives from Genzyme with regard to the status of Phase 2 of the Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) clinical trial for Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD) NPD Type B.

It seems there has been some confusion among members of the ASMD community; please note that we have contacted Genzyme and confirmed that the Phase 2 trial has not been cancelled and the Genzyme/Sanofi Company is committed to the ongoing support of our NPD Type A and B patients and families.

Genzyme has advised that they are still actively preparing for a Phase 2 clinical trial for enzyme replacement therapy in ASMD/NPD Type B. The trial is expected to evaluate the safety and efficacy of different doses of rhASM when administered once every two weeks.

The program remains a key priority for Sanofi. They are committed to the Niemann-Pick community and have provided the NNPDF with an update on the Genzyme-sponsored Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD) Clinical Trials.

To read the update from Genzyme, visit the NNPDF’s NewsLine or Enzyme Replacement Therapy Type B page.  To learn more about Niemann-Pick Disease of all types, visit

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