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” Dr Scott Rocklage’s Treatment Efforts.”

Following the media release dispensed by Scott Rocklage, research is underway to find the cure for Myotonic dystrophy type I, a genetic ailment that attacks muscles in adults when the harmful levels of the RNA are beyond limits. Expansion Therapeutic company is in charge of the campaign having contributed $55.3 million for research. Other supporting companies include 5 AM Ventures, Novartis Venture Fund, and Sanofi among many.

Expansion Therapeutic manufactures treatments that attack illnesses caused by the RNA. Most of them are repetitive and can reoccur in the families as they are resistant to drugs. They have genes that are faulty and can be inherited from one offspring to another. the disease is fatal in the subsequent progenies.

The research applied by Expansion Therapeutic is steered by Matthew D. Disney’s laboratory, the lead scientific investigator. His works have made it possible for the team to assume the position they hold. Dr Disney is confident that the treatment will be available soon to those in urgent need of treatment. He also said they would not relent until they have realised their goal.

Apart from the research team, there is a strategy in place that will see to the development of trivial molecule medication aiming RNA. The research squad is willing to continue partnering with Expansive Therapeutics in their quest of manufacturing medicines for patients without opportunities. Through the science that can end RNA stimulated diseases, the company will be able to avail treatment. Learn more:

Scott Rocklage accomplished his PhD in Chemistry from MIT after receiving a degree of science in B.A in Chemistry from the University of California. He commenced his work at 5 AM Ventures in 2003 and was promoted to the position of managing partner in 2004.

Based on his extensive knowledge of health management, Dr Scott Rocklage has contributed to the acknowledgement of various medicines by the FDA. The drugs include Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. Moreover, he has conducted clinical trials on many other treatments as well as having over thirty US patents and co-patents from his innovative work. Dr Rocklage has held various leadership and R&D positions among others.