Trend Chart on Innovative Biotherapies - January 15th, 2020 FEATURE STORY ● The National Gene Vector Biorepository. Eleven years of providing resources to the gene therapy community GENE THERAPY ● Recommendations for the development of cell-based anti-viral vector neutralizing antibody assays DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES ● A small molecule-controlled Cas9 repressible system…..
Morpholino technology could allow control of gene therapy doses Scientists at Scripps Research, led by principal investigator Michael Farzan, have developed a special molecular switch that could be embedded into gene therapies to allow doctors to control dosing. The feat, reported in Nature Biotechnology, offers gene therapy designers what may…..
FEATURE STORY ● Artificial intelligence approach to create AAV capsids for gene therapies DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES ● Nanoparticles as carriers for drug delivery of macromolecules across the blood-brain barrier CLINICAL TRIALS - DATAS ● Libella gene therapeutics to run a patient paid trial of telomerase gene therapy M&A - AGREEMENTS ●…..
An artificial intelligence approach to create AAV capsids for gene therapies Adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) have become the go-to vehicle for delivering therapeutic gene cargo to target tissues for the recent wave of gene therapies that are in development in academic and biotechnology laboratories (1). However, natural AAVs do not specifically…..
Two Chinese companies invest in Vigeneron, a German firm developing ophthalmological gene therapy programs
Two Chinese companies invest in Vigeneron, a German firm developing ophthalmological gene therapy programs The German gene therapy company Vigeneron has closed a series A financing round led by WuXi AppTec, a Chinese provider of R&D and manufacturing services and Sequoia Capital China, a venture capital firm based in Beijing.…..
More than 580 gene therapy products are under development in biotech and pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of more than 240 diseases. More than 200 of these products are now at the clinical stage. After releasing our « Landscape in… Gene Therapy Companies » in September, we now offer you an opportunity…..
FEATURE STORY ● The Alliance for Regenerative Medicine outlines recommendations to increase the number of European-based ATMP clinical trials GENE THERAPY ● Long-term correction of copper metabolism in WD mice with AAV8 vector delivering truncated ATP7b ● Enhancing the therapeutic potentiel of sulfamidase for the treatment of MPSIIIA DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES…..
How to increase the number of European-based ATMP clinical trials? The latest report published by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the international advocacy organization representing the cell and gene therapy and broader advanced therapies sector, shows that Europe has become less competitive than other regions in attracting new advanced…..
New R&D agreement to expand Ziopharm's TCR-T Program Ziopharm Oncology, an immuno-oncology company focused on developing end-to-end cost-effective solutions using its non-viral Sleeping Beauty platform for TCR and CAR T-cell therapies and immune-stimulating gene therapy, has concluded a new R&D agreement with MD Anderson Cancer Center. This agreement is related…..
Transforming DNA repair errors into assets A new bioinformatics tool, MHcut, developed by researchers in Kyoto, Japan, and Montreal, Canada, reveals that a natural repair system for DNA damage, microhomology-mediated end joining, is probably far more common in humans than originally assumed. Using MHcut and commercial genome-editing technology, the researchers created…..