Takeda Buys Global Rights to Soticlestat for Rare Epileptic Disorders

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has acquired the global rights to develop and market the investigational oral therapy soticlestat (OV935/TAK-935) for developmental and epileptic encephalopathies, including Dravet syndrome, the company has announced. Soticlestat was originally developed by Takeda and Ovid Therapeutics, after the companies entered into a collaboration in 2017.

Foundation Promoting New Dravet ICD-10 Codes

The Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF) is promoting awareness of the new global health statistics codes now in effect for Dravet syndrome. Known as “ICD-10” codes, the designations could bring about improved patient outcomes and scientific knowledge of this severe type of epilepsy. The DSF is encouraging those…

The Arc Awarded Comcast NBCUniversal Grant for Special Education Initiative

A $200,000 Comcast NBCUniversal grant has been awarded to The Arc to increase access to educational resources for students of color and economically disadvantaged youngsters with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), which can include Dravet syndrome. The award will fund the organization’s community-based The [email protected] initiative to expand its resources…