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…..
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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…..
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…..
Fourth FDA approval for Vertex's cystic fibrosis medicines The FDA has approved Trikafta™ (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor and ivacaftor) for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF) in people ages 12 years and older who have at least one F508del mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which is estimated to represent 90% of…..
New version of SOPHiA Whole Exome Solution to accelerate rare disease characterization SOPHiA GENETICS, a leader in Data-Driven Medicine, has announced at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting (ASHG) the release of the new version of its SOPHiA Whole Exome Solution. This advanced genomic application is reducing the…..
$50 million in first close of new advanced therapies fund 4BIO Capital, an international venture capital firm focused solely on the advanced therapies sector, has completed the first close of its second venture fund, 4BIO Ventures II. Over $50 million of capital has been committed from family offices and institutional…..
The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been jointly awarded to James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. During the 1990s, in his laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, James P. Allison studied the T-cell protein CTLA-4.…..