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, along with its academic collaborators, will present four abstracts, including three oral and one poster presentation, and participate in two pre-meeting programs, at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT), which will be held virtually May 12-15, 2020. The oral presentations will include data updates for its investigational programs for Fabry disease and cystinosis, as well as preclinical data for its investigational program for Pompe disease.
Details on oral presentations:
Hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy for cystinosis: initial results from a Phase I/II clinical trial
- Stephanie Cherqui, Ph.D., principal investigator of the Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AVR-RD-04 for cystinosis, associate professor of pediatrics at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and former chair of the ASGCT Gene and Cell Therapy of Genetic and Metabolic Diseases Committee. The collaborator-sponsored Phase 1/2 clinical trial of AVR-RD-04 for cystinosis is funded by grants to UCSD from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 4:30-4:45 p.m. ET
Gb3 substrate in endothelial cells of renal peritubular capillaries was reduced in a previously untreated classic Fabry male patient treated with AVR-RD-01 investigational lentiviral gene therapy
- Includes updated data on first patient treated using plato gene therapy platform in AVROBIO’s Phase 2 Fabry clinical trial
- Birgitte Volck, M.D., Ph.D., president of R&D, AVROBIO
- Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:00-5:15 p.m. ET
Hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy corrects neuromuscular manifestations in preclinical study of Pompe mice
- Niek van Til, Ph.D., senior director, AVROBIO
- Thursday, May 14, 2020, 4:30-4:45 p.m. ET
Development and implementation of lentivirus-mediated gene therapy for Fabry disease
- 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, MACC Fund Professor, Pediatrics and Biochemistry, at the Medical College of Wisconsin
- Pre-meeting program: Monday, May 11, 2020, 8:00-8:30 a.m. ET
Commercial development of lentiviral vectors and ex vivo gene therapies
- Chris Mason, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS, FMedSci, chief scientific officer, AVROBIO
- Pre-meeting program: Monday, May 11, 2020, 3:35-3:55 p.m. ET
Macrophage tunneling nanotube-mediated HSPC transplantation therapy for the lysosomal storage disorder cystinosis remains effective in preclinical mouse study following SHPK elimination
- Spencer M. Goodman, graduate student, UCSD
- Poster session: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ET
The abstracts for the oral presentations and poster are available on the ASGCT Annual Meeting website.
Our 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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