Brilliant Ataxia Initiatives
I am going to share some awesome thins I saw during the AAC conference.
These initiatives are focused around the topic of Ataxia.
Asper Biogene is a genetic testing company focused on diagnostics of hereditary diseases. Our comprehensive testing options vary from single gene analysis to whole genome sequencing.
ATAXIA: THE DOCUMENTARY
A documentary work-in-progress that follows researchers on a quest to develop therapeutics for Ataxia, capturing the day-to-day experiences – setbacks, realities, and triumphs – of individuals coping with the disease.
Biohaven is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative best-in-class therapies to improve the lives of patients with debilitating neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.
CoRDS – SANFORD RESEARCH
Based at Sanford Research, a nonprofit research institution, CoRDS is a centralized international patient registry for all rare diseases.
DID YOU KNOW PODCAST?
A curious, knowledgeable wife to someone living with two rare diseases – Ataxia and Mitochondrial Disease. Since 2005, her mission has been to share reputable Ataxia information in short, simple, digestible servings.
Exicure, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a new class of immunomodulatory and gene regulating drugs against validated targets.
THE FIGHT ATAXIA PROJECT
Do you, anyone in your family, or any of your friends or aquaintances suffer from ATAXIA?
If so, we would like for you to join the fight!
GeneDx, Inc., is an industry leader in genomics and genetic testing. For 20+ years, GeneDx has been at the forefront of genetic innovation, pioneering new technologies and gene discovery, enabling great diagnostic accuracy for patients and families.
INSTRUMENTAL DATA EXCHANGE FOR ATAXIA (IDEA) STUDY
This research study is testing body-worn sensors to measure movement during simple tests of coordination, in order to evaluate the progression and severity of ataxia.
SpecialCare is a program developed by MassMutual that provides access to information and resources to families with dependents, of any age, who have a disability. Our mission is to help educate about the importance and steps in creating a life care plan to help provide a secure financial future for loved ones with special needs.
Mobius Mobility manufactures the next generation iBOT® Personal Mobility Device (the „iBOT® PMD”). With advanced electronics, sensors, battery technology, and software, the world opens up to you in an iBOT®.
PTC is a science-driven, global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated medicines that provide benefits to patients with rare disorders.
UC BERKELEY, COGNITION AND ACTION LAB
Research projects cover diverse areas of behavior and cognition, including visual, auditory, and time perception; language and speech; and motor coordination.
uniQure is delivering on the promise of gene therapy – developing single treatments with potentially transformative results.
At Variantyx, we specialize in high complexity genetic testing for pediatric and adult neurological disorders as well as rare, undiagnosed diseases
Vico Therapeutics is a Leiden, the Netherlands, based biotech company focusing on the development of RNA modulating therapies for rare severe neurological disorders. Vico’s antisense oligonucleotide platform (AON) is focusing on different forms of Spinocerebellar Ataxia (SCA) and Huntington Disease (HD). The company is expecting to enroll first patients in a SCA and a HD trial durign the course of 2022.
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