Neurophth Therapeutics Inc. has received FDA clearance of its IND application for the in vivo gene replacement therapy NFS-02, a novel recombinant adeno-associated viral serotype 2 vector (rAAV2) containing a codon-optimized NADH-dehydrogenase subunit 1 (ND1) gene, for the treatment of Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) associated with ND1 mutation.
Eikonoklastes Therapeutics Inc. and Forge Biologics Inc. have established a manufacturing partnership to advance Eikonoklastes' adeno-associated viral (AAV)-based gene therapy, ET-101, into clinical trials for the treatment of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The FDA has awarded orphan drug designation to Tenaya Therapeutics Inc.'s gene therapy product candidate, TN-401, for the treatment of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC). TN-401 is an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy being developed for the treatment of genetic ARVC caused by plakophilin-2 (PKP2) gene mutations.
Cyagen Biomodels LLC has established a strategic collaboration with Neurophth Therapeutics Inc. to codevelop next-generation AAV gene therapy vectors for specific types of genetic ophthalmic disorders.
By pairing the expression of an inhibitory ion channel with an activity-dependent promoter, researchers have developed the first on-demand gene therapy that specifically silenced hyperactive cells and prevented epileptic seizures. The channels are expressed when the promoter is turned on by excessive neuronal activity, and so “we can’t stop the first seizures,” Dimitri Kullmann told BioWorld.