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FAST Launching 24-hour Provider-to-provider Seizure Hotline

Beginning in July, a global 24-hour emergency and urgent care hotline will be available for provider-to-provider consultations to appropriately manage issues, particularly seizures, related to Angelman syndrome. The free hotline is funded through an Emergency Care Consortium grant provided by the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST). The…

US Angelman Nonprofits Create Working Group for Legislative Advocacy

Two U.S.-based Angelman syndrome (AS) nonprofits have created a working group that aims to further awareness and treatment of the rare genetic disorder through legislative advocacy. The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, known as FAST, and the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, called ASF, have formed a legislative group…

Cannabinoid BIO017 Receives FDA’s Orphan Drug Status

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to BIO017, a candidate therapy for Angelman syndrome being developed by Biom Therapeutics, the company has announced. Orphan drug status is designed to encourage therapies for rare and serious diseases, through benefits such as seven…

FAST, SFARI Partner to Launch International Research Council

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics, known as FAST, is partnering with the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) to launch the International Angelman Syndrome Research Council — or INSYNC-AS — with a goal to “build community and leverage the combined skills of world leaders in neuroscience, clinical…