Conversation with CEO of Vtesse about Niemann-Pick Type C

Vtesse CEO

Recently, Vtesse announced they had secured $17 million in additional funding to support their ongoing pivotal clinical trial of VTS-270 for treating Niemann-Pick type C1 disease. We talked to the CEO of Vtesse, Ben Machielse, about the study and the horrific impact this disease can have on a family. Read the full story here.

A Newborn Screen for NPC

Newborn Screen

A Washington University School of Medicine-led research team has developed a mass spectrometry-based screen for the cholesterol storage disorder Niemann-Pick disease type C in newborns. Read the full story here.

Novel Drug Delivery System May Offer New Hope

Novel Drug Delivery System

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with Niemann Pick Type C1 disease. No treatment currently exists for the disease, however, a compound that shows promise is now undergoing clinical trials, but it has major drawbacks. New findings, published today in Scientific Reports, outline the … Read More

A Race for Adam Recke

A Race for Adam

The Race for Adam Foundation, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to funding research projects to find a treatment and cure for Niemann-Pick Type C disease (NP-C) and related neurodegenerative disorders, began in 2005.  In July of that year, Sean and Amy Recke’s seven-year old son, Adam, was diagnosed with NP-C, a genetic neurodegenerative disorder for which there is no cure.  … Read More

2016 Parseghian Conference

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona

NPC scientists and families were delighted to return to Tucson in June for the annual Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation Annual meeting.  This past year has brought several major breakthroughs in our understanding of the function of NPC1 protein, and three laboratories presented these discoveries as part of the conference program.  Scientists and families were also briefed on the latest … Read More