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Roche acquisition of Spark Therapeutics continues to build gene therapy market

Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCE) (“Spark”) recently announced the completion of the acquisition of the gene therapy company, following regulatory approval from government authorities. Roche’s $4.8 billion acquisition of Spark was a 64% increase from its initial $2.7 billion offer in what turned out to be a two-way […]

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Retinal clinical trials indicate that almost 50% of studies have non-compliance issues

Clinical research has indicated that almost half of trial studies have noncompliance issues, creating negative impact outcomes for research.  A recent study has shown that 54.4% of patients were compliant with completing all study visits while 45.6% of subjects were noncompliant.  Given that trials are a cornerstone to collect patient data in order to build […]

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Strategy aims to overcome RP heterogeneity using gene therapy treatment with dominant retinitis pigmentosa

Researchers at the Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, has reported that a mutation-independent strategy for treating autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) prevents photoreceptor cell death in the retina.  The research team developed a gene therapy approach using a single adeno-associated viral (AAV) system delivering the experimental treatment to a large animal model of RP.  […]

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January 23rd, 2020: “EURETINA-Brief”© Issue No. 206

by Dr. Gearóid Tuohy       Dear EURETINA Members,   A very warm welcome to the January 23rd, 2020 edition of EURETINA’s web-based digital magazine, “EURETINA Brief”.  EURETINA are delighted to continue our delivery of up-to-date summary briefs on a range of topics of interest to retinal clinicians, specialists and researchers across Europe. This […]

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December 18th, 2019: “EURETINA-Brief”© Issue No. 204

by Dr. Gearóid Tuohy   Dear EURETINA Members,   A very warm welcome to the December 18th, 2019 edition of EURETINA’s web-based digital magazine, “EURETINA Brief”.  EURETINA are delighted to continue our delivery of up-to-date summary briefs on a range of topics of interest to retinal clinicians, specialists and researchers across Europe. This resource is […]

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Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease, 1st Edition – Advancing to Precision Medicine (Elsevier) Editors: Xiaoyi Gao Ph.D.

Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease, 1st Edition – Advancing to Precision Medicine (Elsevier) Editors: Xiaoyi Gao Paperback ISBN: 9780128162224 eBook ISBN: 9780128167274; Pages 383, Academic Press, Published Date: 13th September 2019   Medicine has made enormous strides in the 33 years since Tom Roderick, Victor McKusick and Frank Ruddle coined the term “genomics”, outlined […]

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