Sarepta Therapeutics Enters into License Agreement with Nationwide Children’s Hospital for Galgt2 Gene Therapy Program
01/10/17 8:30 AM EST
“We are taking a multi-front approach in the battle against Duchenne
muscular dystrophy,” said
The experimental program explores the potential surrogate gene therapy approach to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. As a “surrogate gene therapy approach”, the gene therapy looks to induce genes that make proteins that can perform a similar function as dystrophin, with the goal of producing a muscle cell that can function normally even when dystrophin is absent. It has the potential to be used broadly in several muscular dystrophies.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to help advance our Galgt2 gene
therapy program,” said Dr.
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