Alexion, Astrazeneca Rare Disease, part of Astrazeneca plc, has entered a definitive purchase and license agreement for a portfolio of preclinical gene therapy programs and enabling technologies from Pfizer Inc.
EG 427 SAS has added a further a further €5 million (US$5.6 million) to its series A, closing the round at €18 million and setting the stage for the first clinical trial of a gene therapy in the treatment of a chronic disorder.
Tenpoint Therapeutics Ltd. raised $70 million in a series A funding round to pursue ambitious plans to reverse vision loss using both ex vivo cell engineering and in vivo cell reprogramming approaches.
Sensorion SA has submitted a clinical trial application (CTA) for OTOF-GT to the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Sensorion plans to submit the CTA in Europe in the coming weeks.
Skyline Therapeutics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. has received FDA clearance for its IND application for a phase I/IIa trial of SKG-0106, a one-time intravitreally delivered recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy for the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). A global phase I trial will be initiated soon.
Becoming the first gene therapy approved for hemophilia A, Roctavian (valoctocogene roxaparvovec) finally received the U.S. FDA’s blessing on June 29, after developer Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. spent nearly three years working to address issues raised in a 2020 complete response letter. The approval came a day prior to the June 30 PDUFA date.
Intergalactic Therapeutics Inc. has announced promising preclinical data with IG-002, its lead program addressing all forms of ABCA4-related retinopathies. Intergalactic’s nonviral gene therapy platform is designed to overcome limitations of standard adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy technologies, including vector capacity limitations and vector-related safety concerns.