BRISBANE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO), a genomic medicine company, today announced the acceptance of several abstracts for presentation at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) being held May 12th to May 15th, 2020, in a virtual format.
“Sangamo’s abstracts at ASGCT include work from our in vivo genome transcriptional regulation programs in CNS diseases, where we aim to modulate the expression of key genes involved in Prion and Parkinson’s diseases for therapeutic effect, as well as other abstracts detailing our engineered AAV directed evolution platform and ongoing improvements to our ZFP genome editing technology that we believe will enable us to remain at the forefront of genomic medicine research and discovery,” said Adrian Woolfson, BM., B.Ch., Ph.D., Head of Research and Development at Sangamo. “Sangamo’s significant presence at ASGCT this year, with presentations showcasing our diverse and proprietary suite of genome engineering technologies across a broad range of therapeutic areas, demonstrates the generality, optionality and compelling nature of our therapeutic pipeline.”
ASGCT Annual Meeting Presentations & Invited Sessions
Engineering and Evaluation of Novel AAV Serotypes for Gene Delivery to the Central Nervous System – Abstract #23
Oral Presentation – Tuesday, May 12; 10:30AM ET
Engineered Zinc Finger Protein Transcription Factors Efficiently and Specifically Reduce Mouse and Human Prion Expression – Abstract #296
Poster Presentation – Tuesday, May 12; 5:30PM ET
Novel Therapeutic Approach for Parkinson’s Disease: Engineered Zinc Finger Protein Transcription Factors Efficiently and Specifically Reduce Alpha-Synuclein Expression – Abstract #711
Poster Presentation – Wednesday, May 13; 5:30PM ET
Engineered nuclease off-target assay with improved sensitivity – Abstract #656
Poster Presentation – Wednesday, May 13, 5:30PM ET
An Expanded Repertoire of ZFN Architectures for High-Precision Therapeutic Genome Engineering – Abstract#1048
Poster Presentation – Thursday, May 14; 5:30PM ET
Opportunities and Challenges of Global Clinical Trials
Invited Talk – Monday, May 11; 8:30AM ET
An additional abstract of Sangamo’s legacy HIV research, “Results of Four Clinical Trials using Autologous T-Cells, Genetically Modified at the CCR5 Gene by Zinc Finger Nucleases, in HIV-Infected Subjects,” was also published this afternoon in association with the ASGCT meeting. Due to logistical issues related to COVID-19 restrictions, Sangamo has been unable to complete all necessary clinical data collection and validation and has therefore decided not to present this abstract at this time. The Company will look for another opportunity to publish these data when appropriate.
All abstracts for the ASGCT Annual Meeting are available on ASGCT’s website.
About Sangamo Therapeutics
Sangamo Therapeutics is committed to translating ground-breaking science into genomic medicines with the potential to transform patients’ lives using gene therapy, ex vivo gene-edited cell therapy, and in vivo genome editing and gene regulation. For more information about Sangamo, visit www.sangamo.com.
Sangamo Forward Looking Statements
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