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FDA grants CRISPR gene therapy fast track designation for sickle cell disease
The FDA granted fast track designation to CTX001, a gene-edited hematopoietic stem cell therapy, for the treatment of sickle cell disease.
CTX001 (CRISPR Therapeutics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.) is an investigational, autologous gene therapy under evaluation for patients with severe hemoglobinopathies. The ex-vivo therapy involves engineering a patient’s hematopoietic stem cells to produce high levels of fetal hemoglobin in red blood cells, with the goal of alleviating transfusion requirements for patients with beta-thalassemia and sickle crises for patients with sickle cell disease.
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news & eventsCRISPR could end sickle cell disease, but signing up black patients for clinical trials will be a hard sellThe first attempts to use a groundbreaki...
news & eventsMaxCyte, Inc. to Present Positive Preclinical Data for Sickle Cell DiseaseMaxCyte, a US-based global company dedic...
news & eventsSickle-Cell Patients See Hope in CRISPRSickle-cell disease is one of the most c...
videos & visualsScientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemiahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LKzM3G6...
news & eventsSolution to 50-year-old mystery could lead to gene therapy for common blood disordersIn a landmark study that could lead to n...
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