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RetroSense Working on Green Algae Gene for Vision Loss

By Catherine Shaffer
BioWorld Today Contributing Writer

Monday, January 23, 2012
A gene therapy based on channelrhodopsin-2, from green algae, already has shown efficacy in restoring light sensitivity to animals that have lost photoreceptors. The product, RST-001, is RetroSense Therapeutics LLC's lead candidate in a pipeline targeted at certain types of retinal degeneration.

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