Three clinical trials centers now open for enrollment; two additional ones initiating

LOS ALTOS, Calif., January 9, 2020 -- Retrotope announced today that it has dosed its first patient in a Phase 2/3 clinical trial of RT001 in Friedreich’s ataxia, the most common of the inherited ataxias. RT001, a stabilized fatty acid drug, has been shown to reduce lipid peroxidation leading to cell death in patients across a wide swath of degenerative diseases, including FA. More information and a list of participating clinical sites for the current trial in FA can be obtained at With this trial, the company expands its pipeline of indications for RT001 which is currently being studied in a pivotal trial in another fatal, neurodegenerative disease, Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (INAD), which is fully enrolled.

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