Tech Transfer Roundup: Mustang Licenses St. Jude’s Gene Therapy For Bubble Boy Disease
Fortress Biotech’s subsidiary will add the lentiviral gene therapy now in pair of Phase I/II trials to its pipeline. RXi partners with Karolinska to advance its self-delivering RNAi technology, while Avalon enlists Weill Cornell to enhance its CAR-T capabilities.
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Boehringer Takes Out Option For Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy
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