The SMA Trust’s Approach

The SMA Trust’s focus has been on funding projects that further understanding of SMA, the development of therapies, laying the groundwork for European clinical trials as well as encouraging new scientists into the field and collaboration both between them and links with other diseases such as ALS (Motor Neurone Disease).

Part of the Trust’s approach to funding research has always been based on the idea of getting something off the ground that might not otherwise be funded and which would then lead to something larger and more permanent.

The UK SMA Research Consortium and SMA REACH are good examples, both using the Trust’s initial funding to achieve results that then secure sustainable funding and continued progress.