Thursday, April 10, 2014

On Tuesday 8th April 2014 ITV Anglia ran a televised report on the AKU Society and its upcoming clinical trials. The piece includes interviews with Dr Nick Sireau and Prof Lakshminarayan Ranganath. In his interview with ITV Nick says:

“I had no idea how difficult it is actually to run clinical trials, just logistically getting all the approvals from ethics committees and regulatory committees and insurance committees then putting together all the science needed and then actually getting the systems in place then recruiting the patients. It’s a huge, huge endeavour.” The drug being trialed is called Nitisinone, and if approved it could be taken by patients to potentially stop the progression of the disease, preventing symptoms from developing in later life. Watch the full report online.