Tech Transfer Roundup: Amicus Adds Gene Therapy Technology In UPenn Partnership
Amicus announced its ambitions in gene therapy last year, recently purchased Celenex and 10 pipeline candidates, and now partners with Penn on gene therapies. Celltrion is collaborating with Emory in atherosclerosis therapies.
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