CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVROBIO, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVRO), a leading clinical-stage gene therapy company with a mission to free people from a lifetime of genetic disease, today announced that the company will provide clinical data updates for its investigational programs in Fabry disease and cystinosis, as well as present data from the first clinical use of its plato™ gene therapy platform, including an optimized vector, automated manufacturing system and personalized conditioning regimen. These data will be presented at the WORLDSymposium™, an annual scientific meeting dedicated to lysosomal disorders, Feb. 10-13, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.
Analyst and investor event, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET
In addition to members of AVROBIO management, featured speakers will include leading researchers in the area of lysosomal disorders and gene therapy:
- Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AVR-RD-04 (CTNS-RD-04), an investigational gene therapy for cystinosis; associate professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; and chair of the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Gene and Cell Therapy of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Committee;
- Jeffrey A. Medin, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Fabry Disease Clinical Research and Therapeutics (FACTs) clinical study of AVR-RD-01, AVROBIO’s investigational gene therapy for Fabry disease; vice chair of research innovation and MACC Fund professor, pediatrics (hematology/oncology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin; and
- Mark Thomas, M.D., lead investigator for the company-sponsored Phase 2 clinical trial of AVR-RD-01 (FAB-201) for Fabry disease; nephrologist at the Department of Nephrology, Royal Perth Hospital; and clinical professor at the University of Western Australia Medical School.
A live webcast of the presentation and accompanying slides will be available at 7:00 p.m. ET under “Events and Presentations” in the Investors section of the company’s website at avrobio.com. An archived webcast recording of the event will be available on the website for approximately 30 days.
Satellite symposium, “Lysosomal disorders: Lentiviral gene therapy and the promise of freedom for life,” Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET
In addition to members of AVROBIO management, featured speakers will include Drs. Cherqui, Medin and Thomas, as well as:
- Harry L. Malech, M.D., symposium chair and chief of the Genetic Immunotherapy Section, and deputy chief, Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health; and
- Aneal Khan, M.D., FACTs project investigator; and assistant professor, Departments of Medical Genetics and Pediatrics at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine.
Scientific presentation: “Gb3 substrate in endothelial cells of renal peritubular capillaries was reduced in a previously untreated classic Fabry disease male patient treated with AVR-RD-01 investigational lentiviral gene therapy”
- Birgitte Volck, M.D., Ph.D., president of research & development, AVROBIO, will present an update on the AVROBIO-sponsored Phase 2 trial of AVR-RD-01 in Fabry disease (FAB-201).
- Poster presentation: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at 4:30-6:30 p.m. ET.
- Contemporary Forum platform presentation: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. ET.
AVROBIO’s mission is to free people from a lifetime of genetic disease with a single dose of gene therapy. We aim to halt or reverse disease throughout the body by driving durable expression of functional protein, even in hard-to-reach tissues and organs including the brain, muscle and bone. Our clinical-stage programs include Fabry disease, Gaucher disease and cystinosis and we also are advancing a program in Pompe disease. AVROBIO is powered by the plato™ gene therapy platform, our foundation designed to scale gene therapy worldwide. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., with an office in Toronto, Ontario. For additional information, visit avrobio.com, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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