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Pfizer recently announced its plans to invest $500 million into its Sanford gene therapy manufacturing operations. This expansion would create 300 new jobs, and Pfizer’s biopharmaceuticals group president noted the company “passionately believes in gene therapy.”
This passion for gene therapy, which is seemingly shared with other large biopharma companies, is leading to substantial commitments of resources to gene therapy….
Today’s cancer treatment options are not one-size-fits-all. But Genprex, a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing potentially life-changing technologies for cancer patients based on a unique proprietary technology platform, is working on developing its initial drug candidate for NSCLC that would potentially benefit a large patient population who cannot currently benefit from approved therapies….
Earlier this month, Genprex’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Julien Pham attended the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy’s 22ndAnnual Meeting in Washington, D.C., which brings together industry professionals committed to advancing knowledge, awareness and education of gene and cell therapy. This meeting serves as a catalyst to transform medicine by advancing gene and cell therapies to benefit patients and society….
Gene therapy is a big and trending topic in the world of medicine and has recently been making headlines as large pharmaceutical companies have been ramping up acquisitions of gene therapy companies. So how exactly does gene therapy work? There are a couple of “traditional” approaches to this generally newer treatment option for rare diseases and cancer….
Thermo Fisher recently announced it is buying Brammer Bio, which provides viral vector manufacturing services for gene and cell therapy companies. This acquisition is one of the many we have seen recently, as several other large pharmaceutical companies have been acquiring emerging gene and cell therapy companies with promising drug pipelines or drug approvals, including Roche’s acquisition of Spark Therapeutics, Biogen’s buying of Nightstar Therapeutics and Pfizer’s purchase of Vivet Therapeutics….
Last month, Genprex’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Julien Pham, attended the IASLC 2019 Targeted Therapies of Lung Cancer Meeting in Santa Monica, California. This meeting brought together a variety of key players working on the newest therapies for lung cancer including researchers, oncologists, physicians, patient advocacy groups and even clinical-stage companies, such as Genprex….
Roche’s acquisition of Spark Therapeutics confirms that gene therapy has finally made its debut as a treatment option for serious diseases
Chemotherapy, radiation, and more recently, immunotherapy have been the primary treatments for patients with cancer, and there has been little progress in terms of “huge medical breakthroughs” for cancer treatment for many years. …