Industry collaborations

Collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry is essential in order to achieve the translation of preclinical research findings into clinical trials and treatments for patients. Dr Lochmüller is a key opinion leader in neuromuscular disease clinical research who is sought after for pharmaceutical industry advisory boards and as a principal investigator for clinical trials.

Impaired neuromuscular transmission, GNE myopathy and various muscular dystrophies including myotonic dystrophy and Duchenne muscular dystrophy are the main focus of our current industry collaborations. Dr Lochmüller has conducted numerous commercially sponsored and academic-led pre-clinical and clinical trials, and recent partners include GSK, Roche, Neurotune, Amplo Biotechnology, Argenx, Ultragenyx, and AMO Pharma.

Importantly, as well as working with pharma in preclinical and clinical research studies, we work with patients and patient groups to establish their needs and priorities for such research. Patient preferences are studied and taken into consideration. While working in Europe, Hanns was responsible for the neuromuscular arm of the PREFER IMI project, an industry-academic collaboration established in 2016.

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About us

Welcome to the website of Dr Hanns Lochmüller's research group in Ottawa, Canada. These pages are maintained by group members to provide an overview of...
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Meet the Team Leadership and lab management Hanns Lochmüller Professor Hanns Lochmüller is a neurologist and clinical academic specializing in genetic neuromuscular disorders and rare...
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We are a highly collaborative group and our research is founded on strong partnerships with leading investigators, academic groups, patient organizations and pharmaceutical and biotech...
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Contact us Mailing address: CHEO Research Institute 401 Smyth Road Ottawa, ON K1H 8L1 Canada   Email addresses: See the profile pages of individual team...