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World Duchenne Awareness Day 2018

September 7 is World Duchenne Awareness Day. In celebration of this awareness-raising event, SOM Biotech goes casual at the office and joins the “Jeans Day” campaign of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.

SOM Biotech team

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common muscular dystrophy in children. It is a progressive disorder that causes muscles to become weaker over time until it affects the whole body. Duchenne is not contagious. About one out of every 5,000 boys has Duchenne, and about 20,000 babies worldwide are born with it each year. It mostly affects boys and reaches across all races and cultures.

 

Different shades of blue jeans

 

SOM Biotech is working on an asset called SOM2201 indicated for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. It is currently in the in vitro validation stage of development.