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Clinical Trials & Research Studies Bulletin Board

The NBIA Disorders Association posts the information at this link for informational purposes only. While the organization supports and encourages the discovery of treatments for NBIA individuals and willingly posts information concerning research studies (such as questionnaires and clinical trial enrollment), we do not endorse specific studies. Nor do we advise NBIA individuals or their families to take part in a particular study. Rather, we believe that those decisions are best made by affected individuals and/or their families, in collaboration with their doctors. 

Current Clinical Trials:

For more information, see https://clinicaltrials.gov

Project Title: A Prospective Open-label Study to Assess Efficacy and Safety of RT001 in Subjects With Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy

Responsible Party: Retrotope, Inc.

This is a single arm open-label study with a structured observation of INAD patients treated with RT001. Enrolled subjects will undergo observation and testing to determine the effect of RT001 treatment. Fifteen eligible subjects will be treated with RT001 for long-term evaluation of efficacy, safety, tolerability, and pharmacokinetics.


Project Title: Novel Off-label Use of Desipramine in Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy: Targeting the Sphingolipid Metabolism Pathway to Reduce Accumulation of Ceramide

Responsible Party: Yong-Hui Jiang, Duke University

This is a research study to find out if clinically prescribed desipramine is effective at improving the symptoms and slowing the progression of Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD) in affected children.



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