The European Alliance for Newborn Screening in SMA, led by SMA Europe, is proud to announce that as of 1 September 2021, newborn screening has begun nationwide in Norway for all babies born from that day forward. The link to the official news in the Norwegian language can be found here: https://lovdata.no/dokument/LTI/forskrift/2021-06-11-1874
Read the open access, full-text article that was just published in the journal of the International Society for Neonatal Screening.
On 22 June 2021, ImmunoIVD officially joined the European Alliance for Newborn Screening in SMA as a Member Company. View the other Members of the Alliance here. ImmunoIVD is a Swedish company based in Nacka Strand, south of Stockholm, that was founded in 2015 by researchers who wanted to develop a sensitive SCID assay, suitable for usage in routine newborn screening laboratories. In addition, they subsequently developed a screening kit for SCID and SMA.
The Spanish patient association for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the Fundación Atrofia Muscular Espinal (FundAME). FundAME is currently following several strategies to support the implementation of SMA newborn screening (NBS). The Alliance and SMA Europe want to support these initiatives and share best practices between SMA patient associations.