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CSL Behring to Acquire Biotech Company Calimmune and its Proprietary Stem Cell Gene Therapy Platform
Global biotherapeutics leader CSL Behring announced today that it has agreed to acquire Calimmune, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of ex vivo hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene therapy with R&D facilities in Pasadena, California and Sydney, Australia for an upfront payment of $91 million. The acquisition will provide CSL Behring with Calimmune’s pre-clinical asset, CAL-H, an HSC gene therapy for the treatment of sickle cell disease and β-thalassemia, which complements CSL Behring’s current product portfolio and deep expertise in hematology.
Additionally, CSL Behring will acquire two unique proprietary platform technologies, Select+ and Cytegrity. These technologies are designed to address some of the major challenges currently associated with the commercialization of stem cell therapy, including the ability to manufacture consistent, high-quality products, and to improve engraftment, efficacy and tolerability. Both technologies have broad applications in ex vivo stem cell gene therapy.
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news & eventsMARAC Advisory Statement: Gene Therapy & Bone Marrow TherapiesPlease note: A previous version of this ...
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news & eventsSickle Cell Disease Research Shows Progress in Preventing Related Complications and DeathStudies aim to limit pain crises, preven...
videos & visualsConstance Benson Cured of Sickle Cell, Speaking at Sickle Cell Disease & Gene Editing Briefing in DChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROtPSLJl...
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