All news articles for September 2020

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FDA calls for more data on Sarepta gene therapy for DMD

By Jane Byrne

An FDA regulatory request to Sarepta could delay the timeline for approval of its Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) gene therapy if it results in a deferral of the start of a planned Phase 3 study for SRP-9001.

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Spotlight on Moderna funding declarations in patent filings

By Jane Byrne

Two US government agencies are investigating whether Moderna Therapeutics, the biotech company behind one of the leading Covid-19 vaccine candidates, was upfront about government funding in its filed or awarded patents, as required by federal law.

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Reducing barriers to mainstream gene therapy

By Jane Byrne

AskBio, which develops adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapies for genetic disorders, has won an R&D grant valued at £2m (around US$2.7m) from Scottish Enterprise.

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