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DART Therapeutics Develops Drug Candidate for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Date:3/20/2013

pt studies in MDX mice, the most accepted model for understanding muscle pathology in DMD, demonstrated short- and long-term ability to prevent fatigability after sustained exercise. DART Founders Charley's Fund and the Nash Avery Foundation funded a portion of the early studies.

DMD is a pediatric rare disease that affects approximately 1 in 3,600 boys worldwide. It is caused by a genetic mutation that renders boys unable to make functional dystrophin, a protein critical for normal muscle function. Young men with the disease show progressive signs of physical impairment as early as age three, lose the ability to walk in their teens, and die of cardiac or respiratory failure in their late twenties or early thirties.

About DART Therapeutics 
DART Therapeutics Inc., Cambridge, Mass., is a biotechnology firm applying a new model for drug development to rare pediatric neuromuscular diseases. In the DART model, patient foundations join with biotechnology industry veterans to impact a central problem in rare diseases: Rapid therapy development. DART is focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal neuromuscular disease for which there is no effective treatment. For more information, please visit www.dartrx.com.

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