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2014-01-16 16:23:39

DUBLIN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pcgfhj/cell_therapy) has announced the addition of a new report "Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pcgfhj/cell_therapy ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes and evaluates cell therapy technologies and methods, which have...

Eye Gene Therapy
2014-01-16 09:44:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly developed genetic therapy for treating a type of inherited blindness called choroideremia is showing some promise and allowing patients to see incrementally more than they had before the treatment, according to a new report in The Lancet. Six patients in the study had one eye treated with the gene therapy in operations at the Oxford Eye Hospital in the United Kingdom. After six months, the treated eye showed improved vision in...

2014-01-14 12:26:51

Spark CEO provides corporate updates at the J.P. Morgan Conference SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage gene therapy company, has reached its patient recruitment goal for its most advanced clinical program, a Phase 3 study for inherited retinal dystrophies caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene. Spark's CEO, Jeffrey D. Marrazzo, is presenting this and other corporate updates today, at the 32nd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco....

2014-01-09 08:29:33

Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips expand business operations PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics, a late-stage, fully integrated company developing gene-based medicines for a wide range of debilitating diseases, announced today that it has expanded its leadership team through the addition of two industry veterans, Joseph La Barge and Carol Greve-Philips, who have extensive track records successfully growing biotech businesses. Joseph La Barge has...

2013-12-31 08:23:30

Clinical and Preclinical Results Have Implications for Use of Generx as a Non-Surgical Gene Therapy for Coronary Artery Disease, and Excellagen to Potentiate Stem Cell Therapies SAN DIEGO, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE MKT: CXM) today reported on advancements of the Company's two key biologics products, its Generx(®) candidate for the potential treatment of coronary artery disease, and its Excellagen(®) advanced wound care product. The Company also...

2013-12-27 12:22:29

Non-profit provides tens of millions in grants since founding by Barbara and Edward Netter in 2001 STAMFORD, Conn., Dec. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the potential of gene and cell therapy in fighting cancers grows and oncologists across the nation explore the burgeoning science, doctors have uncovered a stunning development - cancers can be treated using patients' own cells as a weapon, and can eliminate the harrowing, often debilitating effects of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. (Photo:...

2013-12-27 10:29:35

Stem cell-based gene therapy holds promise for the treatment of devastating genetic skin diseases, but the long-term clinical outcomes of this approach have been unclear. In a study online December 26th in the ISSCR's journal Stem Cell Reports, published by Cell Press, researchers evaluated a patient with a genetic skin disorder known as epidermolysis bullosa (EB) nearly seven years after he had undergone a gene therapy procedure as part of a clinical trial. The study revealed that a small...

2013-12-24 13:28:00

Working in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report developing a gene delivery method long sought in the field of gene therapy: a deactivated virus carrying a gene of interest that can be injected into the bloodstream and make its way to the right cells. In this early proof-of-concept study, the scientists have shown that they can target tumor blood vessels in mice without affecting healthy tissues. "Most current gene therapies in humans involve...


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