'In the first half of 2019, we made tremendous progress towards accomplishing the goals set out in ProQR's Vision 2023 strategy, which includes starting the Phase 2/3 trial for sepofarsen in LCA10
patients, initiating the first-in-human trial for QR-421a for usher syndrome type 2 and advancing QR-1123 further towards the clinic,' said Daniel A.
The Brilliance clinical trial is a Phase 1/2 study to evaluate AGN-151587 for the treatment of LCA10
. The study will assess safety, tolerability, and efficacy in approximately 18 patients.
M2 PHARMA-July 24, 2019-Iveric bio Advances LCA10
Minigene Programme and Expansion of Orphan Gene Therapy Portfolio with USH2A-Related Inherited Retinal Diseases Programme
Similarly, subretinal injection of a dual AAV2/5 CRISPR/Cas9 system in mice deleted the wild-type mouse intron 25 of the causative LCA10
gene CEP290 .
Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan will receive exclusive access and the option to license up to five of Editas Medicine's genome-editing ocular programmes, including its lead programme for Leber Congenital Amaurosis (LCA10
), which is currently in pre-clinical development.
Allergan (AGN) and Editas Medicine (EDIT) announced initial data from the ongoing natural history study to evaluate patients with Leber congenital amaurosis 10, or LCA10
, a rare form of blindness caused by mutations in the CEP290 gene.
"The start of the ILLUMINATE trial marks an important milestone towards our goal of bringing this novel and most advanced therapy for LCA10
to patients," commented Dr.
Published results detail the development of EDIT-101, an experimental genome editing medicine designed to remove the abnormal splice donor created by the IVS26 mutation in the CEP290 gene found in LCA10
patients and restore normal CEP290 expression.