Critical Path Institute (C-Path) and Cure Mito Foundation (Cure Mito) today announced a joint collaboration to significantly promote data sharing and accelerate Leigh syndrome and other rare mitochondrial disease data incorporation into C-Path’s Rare Disease Cures Accelerator-Data and Analytics Platform (RDCA-DAP®).
Leigh syndrome, also known as Leigh disease, is a Mitochondrial disorder that affects about 1 out of 77,000 live births, with symptoms often appearing within the first year of life. It is a debilitating neurological disorder that can affect the development of mobility, posture and mental capacities in children, with these capabilities occasionally being lost after a period of seemingly normal growth. Though unusual, symptoms may not show until the early adult years, while others may show gradual signs throughout infancy.
“Progress towards the establishment of approved therapies for people with Leigh syndrome and other rare mitochondrial diseases is reliant on the participation of organizations like the Cure Mito Foundation,” said RDCA-DAP Scientific Director Alexandre Betourne, Ph.D., Pharm.D. “This is a laudable step in that direction, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Cure Mito to promote data sharing, standardization and develop tools that will accelerate the development of treatments for Leigh syndrome and other mitochondrial disorders.”
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