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Editas Medicine Inc. (NASDAQ:EDIT), and Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) aims to dose first LCA10 patients for CRISPR gene therapy in Q1 2020

Editas Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDIT), based in Dublin, Ireland and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), also headquartered in Dublin, Ireland have announced that the first potential patient has been successfully screened to administer EDIT-101 by early 2020.  “EDIT-101” is a CRISPR-based technology for the treatment of Leber Congenital Amaurosis type 10 (LCA10).  CRISPR […]

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In follow-up to legal dispute, two commercial trials are halted by FDA on anti-VEGF trials in AMD and diabetic retinopathy

REGENXBIO Inc. (Nasdaq: RGNX), a clinical stage gene therapy company, has halted a FDA clinical trial on an AAV anti-VEGF product (RGX-314) for wet AMD in the US. The company reported a 8-K filing at the Securities Exchange Commission which stated that an initiation of a Phase IIb trial for RGX-314 has been notified from […]

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Allergan issues an urgent device recall for the XEN® Glaucoma Treatment System (XEN® 45 Gel Stent)

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) announced a voluntary recall of its XEN 45 glaucoma drainage device after a small number of units in an unreleased lot were observed to have trace amounts of polishing compounds that are used in the needle sleeve manufacturing process, according to a joint news release with ASCRS.  Allergan stated that it […]

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