PTC Therapeutics presented real-world results from the STRIDE patient registry demonstrating that treatment with Translarna™ (ataluren) delays loss of ambulation by more than five years in boys with nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy (nmDMD) compared to standard of care (SoC) alone. Pulmonary function decline was also delayed by 1.8 years in those treated with Translarna and SoC.
A time-to-event analysis of five years of registry data, presented at the World Muscle Society (WMS) 2021 Virtual Congress, shows that boys treated with Translarna plus SoC had a median age of loss of ambulation of 17.9 years old compared with 12.5 years old for those on SoC alone. At 12 years old, 80% of boys receiving Translarna plus SoC are still walking, compared to 52% of the boys receiving SoC alone.
About Translarna™ (ataluren)
Translarna (ataluren), discovered and developed by PTC Therapeutics, Inc., is a protein restoration therapy designed to enable the formation of a functioning protein in patients with genetic disorders caused by a nonsense mutation. A nonsense mutation is an alteration in the genetic code that prematurely halts the synthesis of an essential protein. The resulting disorder is determined by which protein cannot be expressed in its entirety and is no longer functional, such as dystrophin in
Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Translarna, the tradename of ataluren, is licensed in the European Economic Area for the treatment of nonsense mutation Duchenne muscular dystrophy in ambulatory patients aged two years and older. Ataluren is an investigational new drug in the United States.