Impact That MattersLearn about HNF’s Research Initiatives
Research programs that can change people’s lives
We prioritize research programs that will change people’s lives by partnering with innovative researchers and industry leaders.
We ONLY support projects that have potential to have an impact on human health.
HNF developed the Therapeutic Research in Accelerated Discovery (TRIAD) as a patient-led collaborative network with academia, government, and industry to develop treatments for CMT. Currently TRIAD involves many groups that span the drug discovery, drug development, and diagnostics continuum.
Our core philosophy mandates that we collaborate with our patient community and strategic partners compassionately, honestly and with integrity. The patient always comes first and drives our patient support and research efforts.
CMT & Pediatrics
HNF has a dedicated CMT & Pediatric initiative to support the development of clinical trials.
As part of TRIAD, in 2013, the Global Registry for Inherited Neuropathies (GRIN) was developed as an extension to conduct patient-focused research & development for treatments and cures. The patient voice is at the forefront of all we do. By Incorporating the patient voice from the very beginning, our research programs have the greatest potential for success.
HNF funds research with one goal in mind, advancing to clinical trials. Partnerships vary depending on research goals, milestones met, preclinical or clinical development and the strategic alliance agreement.
Congratulations to GRIN Advisory Board member, Professor Joshua Burns, for being recognized by the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for his outstanding contributions to medical and health sciences.
Pharnext announces new positive results from the ongoing open-label extension study of their drug PXT3003
Applied Therapeutics, Inc. has announced that their drug candidate, AT-007 (Govorestat), has received orphan medicinal product designation
Cambridge-led natural history study identifies MTRFR/C12orf65 deficiency to improve diagnosis and therapy development
This research will potentially show a method that may be quicker and better at identifying baseline disease phenotypes to support research and clinical trials. Cambridge-led retrospective natural history study funded by the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation identifies...
The PREMIER trial, initiated in March 2021, is an international, randomized, double-blind, two-arm placebo-controlled, pivotal Phase III study, where the primary objective is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of PXT3003 versus placebo in mild-to-moderate CMT1A...
HNF has partnered with Rarebase, a public benefit precision medicine company that has screened a large library of FDA approved small molecules to identify candidates for various types of CMT. Their tech-enabled drug discovery platform is called Function™. There are many published discoveries on the genetic cause of many types of CMT, including an understanding of the basic mechanism of disease and potential targets for FDA-approved drug repurposing. It is this understanding that allows HNF and Rarebase to target the genetic root cause of CMT.
As we start the new year energized and ready to continue our mission of bringing treatments and cures for CMT, we have rebranded our CMT Update newsletter to feature our lead research programs including the GRIN patient registry, the HNF-funded research milestones...
HNF, in partnership with Rarebase, is leading the charge in the first-ever research initiative to tackle multiple types of CMT in one project using its tech-enabled drug discovery platform called “Function.”
Clinical Trial Update for SORD Deficiency – Applied Therapeutics – Dr. Shoshana Shendelman
Battersby Lab Donor Story Fighter Moms Donate to Vital Research into Mitochondrial Diseases