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Genethon: a gene therapy drug being tested in the US

Phase I/II clinical trial to enroll 10 patients with an immunodeficiency disorder at
three different U.S. locations. (read more)

ASGCT 18th Annual Meeting 2015: Ana Buj Bello receives the Outstanding New Investigator Award

Dr. Ana Buj Bello, Inserm research scientist and head of the neuromuscular disorders team at Genethon, received the Outstanding New Investigator Award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) at the 18th Annual Meeting (May 13-16, 2015/New Orleans). This award recognizes four researchers every year for the… (read more)

Selecta and Genethon Collaborate to Create Next Generation Gene Therapies Using Selecta’s Synthetic Vaccine Particle Platform

Watertown, Mass., USA, and Evry, France – May 13, 2015 – Selecta Biosciences, Inc. and Genethon today announced an ongoing research collaboration with the goal of enabling repeat dosing for gene therapies. Based on preliminary results, the companies have identified three applications that might benefit from combining… (read more)

Evidence of efficacy of gene therapy in rodents affected by a rare genetic liver disease, Crigler-Najjar syndrome

Federico Mingozzi, head of the Immunology and Liver Gene Therapy team at Généthon, the laboratory created by the AFM Téléthon, presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN, May 6-9, Amsterdam), work done in collaboration with… (read more)

Généthon, Winner of the World Innovation Competition 2030

Tuesday April 28, during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace, Généthon, the laboratory of the AFM-Telethon, was named recipient of the Global Innovation Competition 2030 in the category “Risk lift.” A prize that rewards the expert laboratory and world leader in the field of gene therapy for the development of an industrial… (read more)

New gene therapy success in a rare disease of the immune system: Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

French teams from CIC Biothérapie (AP-HP/Inserm), from pediatric hematology department of Necker Hospital for Children (AP-HP), led by Marina Cavazzana, Salima Hacein Bey Albina and Alain Fischer and from Genethon led by Anne Galy (Genethon/Inserm UMR-S951), and English teams from UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond… (read more)

Effectiveness of innovative gene therapy treatment demonstrated in canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

A collaboration involving three laboratories supported by the AFM-Telethon, Atlantic Gene Therapies (AFM-Telethon, Inserm UMR 1089, Université de Nantes, Nantes University Hospital), Généthon (Evry) and the Institute of Myology (Paris), demonstrated the effectiveness of an innovative gene therapy treatment in the canine model… (read more)

GENETHON and ESTEVE announce agreement to manufacture the gene therapy for the treatment of Sanfilippo Syndrome

France – March 11, 2014 –ESTEVE, a Spanish pharmaceutical company devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of novel medicines and Genethon, a non‐profit organization dedicated to the research and development of gene therapies for orphan genetic diseases, announce that they have entered into an agreement to… (read more)

Audentes Therapeutics and Genethon Announce Agreement to Develop Treatment for Severe Genetic Disease X‐Linked Myotubular Myopathy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 5, 2014 –Audentes Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company dedicated to the development of innovative treatments for rare muscle diseases, and Genethon, a non‐profit organization dedicated to the research and development of biotherapies for orphan genetic diseases, announce that they have entered… (read more)

Efficacy of gene therapy demonstrated in canine and murine models of myotubular myopathy

Evry (France), 22 January, 2014. A team of French researchers, led by Dr. Ana Buj-Bello (Genethon/Inserm) and teams at the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School in the United States, have demonstrated the efficacy of gene therapy in models of myotubular myopathy, an extremely severe neuromuscular disease in children. Transfer of the… (read more)

Généthon, the French AFM-Telethon laboratory, becomes the first not-for-profit to obtain authorization from ANSM to be a pharmaceutical manufacturer

Evry, June 27, 2013. Généthon, the AFM-Telethon laboratory, has received the authorization delivered by
the National Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM) to become a pharmaceutical manufacturer. Its production
center, Généthon BioProd, is now authorized to produce drugs for innovative treatments. This is a first
for a laboratory created by an… (read more)

The European charity Myotubular Trust is supporting Généthon in developing gene therapy for myotubular myopathy

Evry (France), June 24, 2013. The European charity Myotubular Trust announces its
support to the development of a pre-clinical gene therapy trial for myotubular
myopathy, a project co-ordinated by Dr. Anna Buj-Bello at Généthon (Evry, France). (read more)

Genethon receives approval from the UK medicine regulatory agency to start a new clinical trial for an inherited immune deficiency: chronic granulomatous disease

On January 10th, the British Medicine and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved Genethon’s Phase I / II gene therapy clinical trial application in X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (XCGD) to start at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. Genethon is also seeking approval for this multicenter trial in Germany, Switzerland and France…. (read more)

Decree “advanced therapy medicinal products”: a new milestone for the AFM-Telethon and laboratory Genethon!

The decree relating to “advanced therapy medicinal products” was published in the Journal Officiel on 8 November. A decree awaited since the adoption of the Law of 22 March 2011 allowing organizations to become non-profit pharmaceutical establishments. In the coming days, Genethon submit its application for accreditation by the National… (read more)

Genethon receives the 2012 Prix Galien France

Genethon receives the 2012 Prix Galien France for its innovative treatments of rare diseases using gene therapy and awarded it the prize in the category of “Medicines destined for rare diseases – cell therapy and gene therapy.” (read more)