Astellas Gene Therapies
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Advisory committee will discuss five types of toxicity risks with adeno-associated virus vector-based gene therapy products at a two-day meeting in September, which follows some recent high-profile instances of adverse events that have delayed development programs.
Recent adverse events are ‘speed bumps’ that need to be worked around, biologics center head Peter Marks says; Morgan Stanley’s Peter Hwang asserts high-profile safety issues have added to unpredictability of gene therapy development, dampening investor enthusiasm for the field.
Biogen is Capsigen’s first partner, while Dyno Therapeutics has also entered into deals potentially worth billions with large drug and biotech firms.
Private Company Edition: Dyno’s first VC round will enable more deals for its novel AAV platform; Eikon pioneers new drug discovery technology. Also, Treeline’s early funding revealed at $211.7m; Capsida raised $140m from a VC round, AbbVie deal; and Affinia closed a $110m series B round.
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