Fledgling Pharma FerGene Makes Quick Debut With Gene Therapy Candidate
FerGene bladder cancer therapy achieved a complete response in more than half of patients in its pivotal trial. The joint venture now looks to commercialization and potential expansion of indications.
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The Swiss group has decided to launch FerGene with the private equity giant to give the gene therapy nadofaragene firadenovec, which has a priority review at the FDA, a better chance for a successful launch in the US.
The Swiss company's CMO Klaus Dugi tells Scrip that getting the rights to a late-stage bladder cancer gene therapy from Finland's FKD highlights the transformation that Ferring is undergoing.