New gene therapy company launches

A new biotechnology company will take over human trials of two gene therapies that could offer one-time treatments for a form of childhood blindness and hemophilia B.

The gene therapies were developed by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which has committed $50 million to the new company called Spark Therapeutics. The launch is the latest hint that after decades of research and some early setbacks, gene therapy may be on its way to realizing its potential as a powerful treatment for inherited disease.

Spark has a chance to be the first gene-therapy company to see FDA approval.

Read the full, original story here: New Gene Therapy Company Launches

ADVERTISEMENT
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
GLP Podcasts
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists
Send this to a friend