Press Release:Solid Biosciences Presents New SGT-001 IGNITE DMD Study Results at World Muscle Society 2022 Congress Demonstrating Improvements in Ambulatory Function

- Stride velocity 95th centile (SV95C) data demonstrate improvements at one-year post-dosing compared with declines observed in control and natural history patients -

- SV95C is an objective, real-world assessment of ambulatory function measured by the ActiMyo wearable device, qualified as a secondary endpoint for Duchenne patients five years of age and older by the European Medicines Agency -

CHARLESTOWN, Mass., Oct. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Solid Biosciences, a life sciences company focused on advancing meaningful therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), today reported additional positive one-year data from the IGNITE DMD Phase I/II clinical trial of its microdystrophin gene therapy, SGT-001, for the functional endpoint of stride velocity 95th centile (SV95C).

SV95C is an objective assessment of peak ambulatory performance accepted as a qualified secondary endpoint for Duchenne patients five years of age and older by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This assessment represents the fastest spontaneous strides in a patient’s daily life, captured in a real-world setting using the ActiMyo wearable device developed by SYSNAV. In the IGNITE DMD clinical trial, patients receiving SGT-001 improved from baseline in SV95C at one year, whereas a control patient included in the study and natural history data both demonstrated declines over the same period. IGNITE DMD patients demonstrated average improvements in SV95C of 8.8%-9.5% compared to baseline, 23.9%-24.6% compared to natural history and 26.0%-26.7% compared to the control patient. These results are being presented in a virtual poster at the 27th International Hybrid Annual Congress of the World Muscle Society (WMS), taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada from October 11-15.

“Standard clinical assessments used to evaluate ambulatory function in Duchenne can be prone to bias and variability that can make interpretation of longitudinal changes difficult, especially in open label trials,” said Laurent Servais, Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases at the University of Oxford and lead author on the poster. “The SV95C endpoint is based on real-world data captured through a device that patients wear as they move through their daily lives. As a result, we believe SV95C is a meaningful, sensitive endpoint to use in the evaluation of therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials for Duchenne.”

The company also presented 2-year data for Patients 4-6 from IGNITE DMD in a flash presentation and poster during the “DMD - Trials & Treatments” session of the meeting. The data was initially presented at the 2022 Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinical & Scientific Conference in March.

“Data presented at WMS collectively demonstrate that our differentiated microdystrophin construct provides durable benefit to patients with Duchenne across multiple endpoints that are meaningful to clinicians, patients and their families,” said Roxana Donisa Dreghici, MD, Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development at Solid. “We are especially excited by the SV95C results as, to our knowledge, this is the first time that data from this real-world assessment are being reported for a Duchenne gene therapy trial, and we believe it represents a meaningful, continuous measure of patients’ motor function during daily activities. We intend to include SV95C as an endpoint in the clinical evaluation of SGT-003, our next-generation Duchenne gene therapy, which is expected to commence in late-2023.”

About Solid Biosciences Inc.
Solid Biosciences is a life sciences company focused on advancing transformative treatments to improve the lives of patients living with Duchenne. Disease-focused and founded by a family directly impacted by Duchenne, our mandate is simple yet comprehensive – work to address the disease at its core by correcting the underlying mutation that causes Duchenne with our gene therapy candidate SGT-003. For more information, please visit

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