Pfizer Wins FDA Fast Track for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

October 2, 2020

Pfizer has secured a Fast-Track designation from the FDA for its investigational gene therapy PF-06939926 for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

DMD is a life-threatening disease brought about by mutations in the gene-encoding dystrophin protein.

The fast-track approval was based on phase 1 trial data suggesting that intravenous administration was effective in sustaining dystrophin levels over the course of a year.

Pfizer plans to launch phase 3 testing immediately, a company spokesperson said.

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