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Genethon and Wake Forest University School of Medicine (North Carolina) announce their collaboration for a preclinical gene therapy trial

Evry (France), March 8th, 2011 – Genethon (the not-for-profit biotherapy lab funded by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (Association Française contre les Myopathies, AFM) with donations from France’s annual Telethon) and Wake Forest University School of Medicine (Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA) today… (read more)

Partnership for a gene therapy Clinical trial signed between Genethon and Children’s Hospital Boston

A unique multicenter international study of gene therapy for a rare genetic disease (Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome) led in London, Paris and Boston. (read more)

bluebird bio and Généthon Announce Manufacturing Research Collaboration Centered on Lentiviral Vectors for Gene Therapy

Cambridge, Mass. And Evry, France, December 14, 2010 – bluebird bio (formerly Genetix Pharmaceuticals Inc.), an emerging leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for severe genetic disorders, and Généthon, a leader in the field of gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, today announced a research… (read more)

Innovative biotherapies and genetic eye diseases

Innovative biotherapies and genetic eye diseases: the Réseau Thérapie Génique Oculaire (Ocular Gene Therapy Network) prepares to launch human trials (read more)

Généthon initiates a new clinical trial for a severe immune deficiency (Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)

Généthon, the not-for-profit biotherapy laboratory operated by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM) with funding from the country’s annual Telethon*, has just obtained approval from the French and British health authorities for a Phase I/II clinical trial of gene therapy for a rare immunodeficiency, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS). (read more)

Genethon appoints biopharma industry expert Frédéric Revah as Chief Executive

Genethon, the not-for-profit biotherapy research centre created by the French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM) and funded with donations from the country’s annual Telethon, today announced the appointment of Frédéric Revah PhD as Chief Executive. (read more)

An effective gene therapy approach for dysferlin deficiencies

Research scientists at Généthon find a solution to the problem of the dysferlin gene’s size to transport it into muscle

A team of researchers led by Isabelle Richard (CNRS UMR8587 LAMBE) in the Généthon laboratory, created and funded by AFM through Téléthon, has just demonstrated the efficacy in animals of a gene therapy strategy for… (read more)

Thermo Fischer Scientific 2009 prize

Anne Galy, winner of the Biotherapy prize for her project “gene therapy in Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome” (read more)

Gene therapy: Production of the first batch of HIV-derived vectors in Europe for use in a human clinical trial

Genethon, the laboratory created and funded by the AFM (French Association against Myopathies) using donations from Téléthon, today announced that it has produced, controlled and released a batch of lentiviral vectors derived from the human immunodeficiency (HIV) virus for a gene therapy trial in humans in a rare immune deficiency. The… (read more)

Neuromuscular diseases: A pharmacological therapeutic approach for certain sarcoglycanopathies

A research team led by Dr Isabelle Richard (CNRS-FRE3087) from the Genethon laboratory financed by the AFM through Téléthon donations has just demonstrated the efficacy of a novel pharmacological strategy in the mouse for certain mutations of alpha-sarcoglycanopathy or LGMD2D, a recessive limb girdle dystrophy. This pharmacological strategy could… (read more)