Genethon’s Scientists Featured in Multiple Presentations at American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Annual Meeting May 7-11, 2024, in Baltimore, MD

PARIS, FRANCE (May 7, 2024) – Genethon, a unique non-profit gene therapy R&D organization founded by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon), announced today its research will be featured in two oral presentations and five posters at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), May 7-11, in Baltimore, MD. The international convention attracts thousands of scientists, physicians, patient advocates, and government officials.

“Gene therapy is a unique medical opportunity to treat currently untreatable diseases. Our presentations and posters demonstrate the breadth of Genethon’s gene therapy research and the dedication of our scientists to create new treatments for patients suffering from rare genetic diseases,” said Frederic Revah Ph.D., Genethon CEO. “With more than 200 scientists and professional staff, Genethon is a global leader in gene and cell therapies and is dedicated to helping make gene therapy a staple of 21st century medicine.”

Oral abstract :

Tuesday, May 7 – 2.15 pm Room 309-310

  • Lysosomal storage disorders
    “Rescue of lysosomal acid lipase deficiency in mice by AAV liver gene transfer” – Marine Laurent, a Ph.D. student in the Genome Editing Team led by Mario Amendola, Ph.D. The presentation will describe the development of a liver-based in vivo gene therapy for lysosomal acid lipase deficiency (LAL-D), a progressive genetic metabolic disease, using rAAV8. Results of the study demonstrated stable LAL enzyme expression able to correct the toxic lipid accumulation and extend lifespan in a LAL-D mouse model.

Wednesday, May 8 – 1.30 pm – Room 339-342

Posters :

Wednesday, May 8; 12pm – 7pm, Exhibit Hall

Thursday, May 9; 12pm – 7pm, Exhibit Hall