Amicus Therapeutics Focusing on Treatments for Rare Disease

Americu Therapeutics is a global biotechnology company founded in 2002 and based in New Jersey that focuses on therapies for rare and orphan diseases. The company has a platform that is unique in medicine development and technologies that include diseases and genetic like Disorders Fabry disease, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Epidermolysis Bullosa the genetic connective skin disorder, and Pompe disease.

In 2004 the company expanded to open a location in San Diego in 2008 and in 2009 the company entered a collaboration agreement with Shire. In 2010 the company received a donation of $500,000 from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support and collaborate with UCLA Medical School David Geffen in support of studies conducted. Another grant the company received the same year was from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation for support with the Mount Siani Icahn School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

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The company’s product development has been based on the Chaperone-Advanced Replacement Therapy also referred to as CHART. They have been resolute in the development of enzyme replacement therapies starting in 2014. In 2017 the company submitted a Japanese new drug application for migalastat for the treatment of Fabry disease. The company believes with more than 700 Fabry disease patients in Japan the oral medication could benefit their condition. Then another large accomplishment for the company happened in 2017 with the Rare Pediatric Disease designation from the U.S. FDA for SD-101 that was one of the company’s first treatments to get the FDA Breakthrough Therapy designation and then the Orphan Drug designation. This treatment is used in treating the three major types of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This was the first drug for the disease in Phase 3 and that could be the first FDA approved therapy.

Amicus Therapeutics went public in 2007 and listed on the NASDAQ under the trading name FOLD as a pharmaceutical industry. This is a company that employs up to 500 people (YahooFinance). The top people at Amicus Therapeutics are CEO John Crowley, CFO William Baird, and COO Bradley Campbell.
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Renown Health

Renown Health was founded in 1862 during a small pox epidemic; currently it is the largest non-profit in northern Nevada. Renown was previously known as Washoe Health System; it currently has employed more then 6,000 doctors and nurses. In 2014 Renown Health teamed up with the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine to increase the number of doctors who train and practice in northern Nevada by expanding the medical school. Renown is currently comprised of a large network of patient care that covers urgent care centers, Reno area hospitals, primary care doctors, imaging and x-ray, and various lab services. Recently Renown Health has teamed up with Urban Roots. Urban Roots is a non-profit that is committed to educating children about gardening and how to provide seed to table nourishment within communities. Click here to know more.

Renown Health is expanding and will opening a new location at the summit mall in south Reno. This location will be a family practice with an employee staff of eleven. They may consider adding one more primary care physician and one more nurse practicioner in the near future to bring their staff count up to thirteen. This new Summit Mall location covers 10,000 square feet and no less than a dozen area contractors were used to complete the project. The designers created a very comfortable atmosphere in this space that once spanned three store fronts. The waiting room is not like a typical clinical waiting area, this new facility boasts a waiting room that is comparable to a standard living room. This large sized clinic has flexible spacing that has permitted Renown to establish a conference room where staff can privately discuss health matters with patients. Even though Renown currently has 12 health care clinics, with the increase in population in the South Meadows area of Nevada, this new facility was necessary.

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