The Canadian Society for Mucopolysaccharide & Related Diseases Inc. is an organization committed to supporting families affected with MPS and related diseases, educating medical professionals and the general public about MPS and related diseases, and raising funds for research.
Support for families.
Research for a cure.
About The Canadian MPS Society
Founded in 1984, The Canadian MPS Society is committed to providing support to individuals and families affected with MPS and related diseases, educating medical professionals and the general public about MPS, and raising funds for research so that one day there will be cures for all MPS and related diseases. The Society is a registered charity governed by its Board of Directors with the support and expertise of its Medical Advisory Board.
Currently there is no cure for MPS or related lysosomal storage disorders and until recently, treatment for MPS and related diseases has been primarily symptomatic, with bone marrow transplantation considered a successful, although high-risk, procedure in some cases; however, research in the past decade has led to exciting advancements in gene therapy as well as to the development of enzyme replacement therapies (ERTs). Continued research is necessary in order to find cures for all types of MPS and related diseases.