Cell Genesys' assets outside gene therapy include approximately 12 percent ownership of its former subsidiary, Abgenix, Inc., and the company's licensing program in gene activation
(Cambridge, MA; 617-349-0271) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent relating to the company's proprietary gene activation
technology and approach to gene therapy.
But the gene activation
did not stem from any special property of water, the team found.
technology originated at Transkaryotic.
(Foster City, CA; 650-425-4542) announced that a $2 million milestone payment has been received from Hoechst Marion Roussel (Somerville, NJ; 908-231-2000) as a result of the granting of European Patent 747 485 to Cell Genesys for gene activation
(Foster City, CA; 650-425-4400)(1997 revenue - $23.8 million) announced that the company has received a letter of intent from the European Patent Office to grant a broad patent covering the company's gene activation
subsidiary, which is developing antibody therapies for transplantation-associated medical conditions, inflammation, autoimmune disorders and cancer, as well as the company's licensing program in gene activation
Transcription factors control gene activation
Now that the magic of transcriptomics, differential gene activation
, is available, we don't have to guess about treatment any longer.
This difference in gene activation
was traced to the actions of microRNAs, which regulate gene expression.
They then performed DNA-level studies in the stem cells from each muscle to examine gene activation
Harnessing an innate mechanism of gene activation
, MiNA Therapeutics' platform enables the development of new medicines that restore normal function to patients' cells.