- Initiation of Dosing in Multiple Ascending Dose Clinical Trial of DYNE-101 in Patients with DM1 On Track for Mid-2022 -
- Executing on Global Clinical and Regulatory Strategy: Clinical Trial Application Cleared in New Zealand and Additional Clearances Expected in Multiple Countries -
WALTHAM, Mass., July 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dyne Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: DYN), a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases, today announced that the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority cleared its clinical trial application to initiate its Phase 1/2 multiple ascending dose (MAD) clinical trial of DYNE-101 in patients with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). The Company also anticipates receiving regulatory clearance in additional countries for DYNE-101. Dyne expects to begin dosing patients in its clinical trial of DYNE-101 in mid-2022.
“We are pleased to have received our first regulatory clearance for DYNE-101, an important milestone in our efforts to execute our planned global clinical trial for people living with DM1. In addition, we have aligned on the clinical trial design, including our starting dose, with regulatory authorities in multiple countries, and we are focused on initiating the study. Today’s DM1 update, coupled with the recent clearance of DYNE-251 for DMD by the FDA, furthers our commitment to bring our co-lead programs to patients in the clinic in mid-2022,” said Joshua Brumm, president and chief executive officer of Dyne. “We thank the New Zealand Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority, FDA and other global regulatory authorities for their partnership as we continue to advance our mission of delivering life-transforming therapies for people with serious muscle diseases.”
Dyne plans to evaluate DYNE-101 in a global, randomized, placebo-controlled, MAD clinical trial with a long-term extension study. The trial aims to enroll approximately 60 to 70 adult patients with DM1. The study will evaluate safety, tolerability, splicing index, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and measures of muscle strength and function. Dyne plans to outline additional details regarding the trial design and timing of data upon initiation of dosing.
About Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 (DM1)
DM1 is a rare, progressive, genetic disease that affects skeletal, cardiac and smooth muscle. It is a monogenic, autosomal dominant disease caused by an abnormal trinucleotide expansion in a region of the DMPK gene. This expansion of CTG repeats causes toxic RNA to cluster in the nucleus, forming nuclear foci and altering the splicing of multiple proteins essential for normal cellular function. This altered splicing results in a wide range of symptoms. People living with DM1 typically experience progressive weakness of major muscle groups, which can affect mobility, breathing, heart function, speech, digestion and vision as well as cognition. DM1 is estimated to affect more than 40,000 people in the United States and over 74,000 people in Europe, but there are currently no approved disease-modifying therapies.
DYNE-101 is Dyne’s product candidate being developed for people living with myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1). DYNE-101 consists of an antigen-binding fragment antibody (Fab) conjugated to an antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) to enable targeted muscle tissue delivery with the goal of reducing toxic DMPK RNA in the nucleus, releasing splicing proteins, allowing normal mRNA processing and translation of normal proteins, and potentially stopping or reversing the disease. Dyne has generated comprehensive preclinical data supporting its DM1 program, including reduction of nuclear foci and correction of splicing in patient cells, robust knockdown of toxic human nuclear DMPK RNA and correction of splicing in a novel in vivo model developed by Dyne, and reversal of myotonia after a single dose in a disease model. In non-human primates, DYNE-101 demonstrated a favorable safety profile and achieved enhanced muscle distribution as evidenced by significant reduction in wild-type DMPK RNA.
About Dyne Therapeutics
Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne has a broad portfolio of programs for serious muscle diseases, including candidates for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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