Tag: gene therapy

Gene Therapy Helps Blind Man Regain Some Sight

MONDAY, May 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Doctors for the first time have used a form of gene therapy to restore partial vision in a...

Aflibercept Won’t Help Vision in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Intravitreal injections with aflibercept (Eylea) don’t improve the visual acuity of people with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), researchers say. The treatments do reduce the risk...

FDA Places Clinical Hold on Sickle Cell Gene Therapy

The FDA placed a clinical hold yesterday on two gene therapy trials for sickle cell disease (SCD) after one participant developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML)...

Bayer to acquire Asklepios Bio in foray into gene therapy worth up to $4 billion

FRANKFURT: Bayer agreed to acquire unlisted U.S. biotech firm Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc for as much as $4 billion (3.1 billion pounds) in a bet on...

CDER Chief Reflects on Advances in Rare Diseases

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Janet Woodcock Since joining the Food and Drug Administration in...

Gene Therapy Shows Good Results in BCG-Unresponsive NMIBC

More than half the patients with high-grade bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG)-unresponsive nonmuscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) treated with nadofaragene firadenovec (Instiladrin), an investigational intravesical viral gene...