Shares of Sweden-based Hansa Biopharma AB (NASDAQ:HNSA) jumped 32.7% to SEK53.90 (US$5.81) on July 2 as Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. became the first partner to license its lead asset, imlifidase, to enable gene therapies to treat muscular dystrophy patients harboring neutralizing antibodies to the adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors the medicines employ.
Carmine Therapeutics Inc. said Tuesday that Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. has engaged it in a research collaboration aimed at the discovery, development and commercialization of new nonviral gene therapies for two rare disease targets. Terms of the deal included an up-front payment of undisclosed value for Carmine, plus research funding, and more than $900 million in potential milestone payments.
DUBLIN – Gene therapy developer Freeline Therapeutics Ltd. added $80 million in new investment to take its series C round to $120 million in total. The new cash will help to fund a pivotal trial of its lead gene therapy program in hemophilia B, enable it to continue a phase I/II trial of a gene therapy in Fabry disease and allow it to progress its preclinical programs in Gaucher disease and hemophilia A, while also making ongoing investments in its adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy technology and its manufacturing platform.