A Message to the Huntington’s Disease Community from uniQure
Dear Huntington’s Disease Community Members,
This morning, uniQure issued a press release which included an update on our clinical trial of
AMT-130 (the name of the study drug) for Huntington’s Disease (HD.) After a brief pause
announced this past August in patient enrollment at the higher-dose level in the European Phase
I/II clinical trial of AMT-130, the trial’s Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) has
recommended that patient enrollment resume at this higher dose. This means that the
independent group of expert HD physicians looked at all of the information available to them
and deemed the risk-benefit of AMT-130 worthy of proceeding.
The European and U.S. portions of this clinical program are designed to evaluate the safety and
tolerability of AMT-130, in addition to helping to determine the optimal dose (how much of the
drug is needed) to advance into a late-stage clinical trial. The study also will serve as an early
evaluation of AMT-130’s ability to lower the huntingtin protein and any related effect this might
have on the disease.
This past summer, uniQure was made aware of some unexpected severe reactions shortly after
the administration of AMT-130 in the higher-dose group in the trial. At that time, the DSMB met
and decided to pause enrollment in the higher-dose group to investigate the safety events and
determine any mitigation steps. After a thorough investigation, the DSMB is lifting the pause as
noted above. More details can be found in the uniQure press release issued this morning. It is
important to note that all of the unexpected safety events in the three patients have fully resolved.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the patients, families and clinical sites that have
joined us on our journey to investigate AMT-130 as a possible treatment for HD. Without your
participation, our mission to deliver transformative therapies would not be possible. We look
forward to continuing the work with the HD community and will continue to share updates on
the AMT-130 clinical program.
Senior Director of Global Patient Advocacy, uniQure
View the document here.