CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Magenta Therapeutics (Nasdaq: MGTA), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing novel medicines to bring the curative power of immune reset to more patients, today announced it is part of a multi-project, broad-based research effort awarded a five-year, $14.6 million U19 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore gene- and cell-based approaches to advance research into curing HIV.
This cross-institutional research program brings together leaders in the fields of gene editing, HIV and stem cell transplant. The team, which includes researchers from the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital; the Ragon Institute and Magenta Therapeutics, will explore novel hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) engineering and transplantation approaches aimed at achieving complete remission of HIV-1 infection.
“We are excited to collaborate with our colleagues in this important multi-institution research team to help advance gene editing approaches with our novel targeted antibody drug conjugate (ADC) conditioning platform to one day be able to cure patients living with HIV,” said John Davis Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Head of Research & Development and Chief Medical Officer, Magenta. “These studies leverage our proprietary stem cell biology pipeline and ADC platform to provide important insights into which conditioning strategy is best suited to aim for HIV.”
Magenta will utilize its conditioning technology to optimize cell dose in animal models and determine whether targeted conditioning and gene-modified HSPC transplant enables disease control.
About Magenta Therapeutics
Magenta Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing medicines to bring the curative power of immune system reset through stem cell transplant to more patients with autoimmune diseases, genetic diseases and blood cancers. Magenta is combining leadership in stem cell biology and biotherapeutics development with clinical and regulatory expertise, a unique business model and broad networks in the stem cell transplant world to revolutionize immune reset for more patients.
Magenta is based in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, please visit www.magentatx.com.
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