Therapeutic/Technology: Therapeutic Approach

Living Synthetic Vascular Grafts with Renewable Endothelium

Translational Candidate LXW7 coated ePTFE vascular graft achieves rapid endothelization and improved graft patency by capturing endogenous endothelial progenitor cells Area of Impact This technology will produce long-lasting vascular grafts with self-renewable “living” endothelium and improve dialysis patients’ quality of life Mechanism of Action The arteriovenous ePTFE dialysis graft approach is the most common form […]

Optogenetic Therapy for Treatment of Geographic Atrophy

Translational Candidate Optogenetic gene therapy for patients with geographic atrophy age related macular degeneration. Area of Impact Blindness from geographic atrophy age related macular degeneration Mechanism of Action Gene therapy to deliver optogenetic protein to the targeted cells of the retina to restore vision. Unmet Medical Need Geographic atrophy (GA) age related macular degeneration is […]

Neurogenic hydrogel stimulation of stem cells to regenerate radiation-damaged salivary glands

Translational Candidate Ceviginate is a neuromimetic encapsulated in a hydrogel Area of Impact Dry mouth as a result of injury to the salivary glands by radiation therapy for head and neck cancer Mechanism of Action Regenerate damaged salivary gland tissue through neurogenic stimulation of stem cells Unmet Medical Need Current treatment options for dry mouth/xerostomia, […]

Development of an AAV gene therapy immunotherapy for the treatment of glioblastoma

Translational Candidate SRN-101, an experimental AAV gene therapy for treating glioblastoma Area of Impact Cancer – solid tumors Mechanism of Action Following delivery with an AAV, engineered cytokines are expressed from within the tumor to kill the tumor from the inside out, they are then further secreted to stimulate local immune cells to kill remaining […]

Noncoding RNA drug TY1 as a therapeutic candidate for scleroderma and systemic sclerosis

Translational Candidate Modified synthetic noncoding RNA molecule Area of Impact Systemic Sclerosis Mechanism of Action The mechanism of action of TY1 is alleviating cell stress and damage through enhancing genes that alleviate cell stress which, in turn, control inflammation and fibrosis in diseases tissue. Unmet Medical Need Systemic sclerosis is an incurable disease with no […]

Pro-regenerative infusible ECM biomaterial for treating acute myocardial infarction

Translational Candidate Injectable biomaterial derived from the natural scaffolding of pig hearts Area of Impact Improving the quality of life of patients with heart attacks Mechanism of Action The proposed mechanism of action is through recruitment of the body's own stem cells and reducing inflammation to heal the heart. Unmet Medical Need The prevalence of […]

Adenine Base Editing for Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy of CD3δ SCID

Translational Candidate The translational candidate is Autologous Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cells from CD3δ SCID Patients Corrected by Adenine Base Editing Area of Impact The candidate will provide treatment for a fatal inborn error of immunity (CD3δ SCID) affecting a genetically-isolated population. Mechanism of Action Autologous Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor cells from CD3δ SCID Patients […]

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Editing for X-linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA)

Translational Candidate Autologous CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) with BTK gene insertion for treatment of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA). Area of Impact The candidate will provide improved outcomes for patients with XLA, by allowing autologous transplantation with reduced intensity conditioning Mechanism of Action The Drug Product has biological activity of hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) […]

Ex Vivo Modified Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Treat Danon Disease

Translational Candidate The candidate is CD34+ HSPCs transduced ex vivo with a LAMP2 lentiviral vector. Area of Impact Danon Disease, Lysosomal Storage Diseases, Drug Development for Rare Disease Mechanism of Action Engrafted HSPC progeny will supply normal LAMP2B to the heart, liver, muscle, and brain via lysosomal cross-correction. Specifically, macrophages transfer lysosomes containing LAMP2B to […]

Development of a Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Arginase Deficiency – Translating from Proof of Concept to Support Pre-IND Meeting

Translational Candidate Adeno-associated viral vector serotyped for hepatic tropism to express Arginase 1 in hepatocytes. Area of Impact Developing a new therapy for Arginase Deficiency, where present day this is minimally effective at best. Mechanism of Action The proposed clinical candidate is a virus that has been altered to carry the gene for & produce […]