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PTC Therapeutics Completes Enrollment of Pivotal Trial in Muscular Dystrophy
Date:2/3/2009

in a registration-directed pivotal study with the goal of demonstrating that allowing expression of a critical missing protein will safely provide clinical benefits for patients with nonsense mutation genetic disorders. Ataluren has been generally well tolerated across all clinical studies to date.

The FDA and the European Commission have granted PTC124 (ataluren) orphan drug status for the treatment of DMD and cystic fibrosis due to nonsense mutations. The FDA has also granted PTC124 (ataluren) Subpart E designation for expedited development, evaluation, and marketing.

PTC has an exclusive collaboration with Genzyme Corporation for the development and commercialization of ataluren. PTC Therapeutics will market ataluren in the United States and Canada, while Genzyme will commercialize the product in other regions of the world. The development of ataluren has also been supported by grants from the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, FDA's Office of Orphan Products Development, the National Center for Research Resources and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. (the nonprofit affiliate of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation), which recently expanded support of ataluren to include funding up to $25 million.

About PTC Therapeutics, Inc.

PTC is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of orally administered, proprietary, small-molecule drugs that target post-transcriptional control processes. Post-transcriptional control processes regulate the rate and timing of protein production and are of central importance to proper cellular function. PTC's internally-discovered pipeline addresses multiple therapeutic areas, including genetic disorders, oncology, and infectious diseases. PTC has extensive knowledge of post-transcriptional control processes and has developed proprietary technologies that it applies in its drug d
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