- This new collaboration unites leaders in cystic fibrosis gene therapy, lentiviral development and production, and the treatment of respiratory diseases to develop the first gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.
- Boehringer Ingelheim steps into the field of gene therapy, a focus area of its Research Beyond Borders initiative, with experienced partners, in an effort to bring to cystic fibrosis patients a long-term treatment aimed at correcting the underlying genetic causes of this devastating disease.
- Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate with the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium on research and development and has option and license agreements with Imperial Innovations and Oxford BioMedica on the viral vector as well as production technology, while Oxford BioMedica will manufacture the viral vector; the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium will lead the development and completion of the preclinical studies and bring together a package to support first-in-man clinical trials.
INGELHEIM, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium (GTC)—consisting of Imperial College London and the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh—Imperial Innovations, and Oxford BioMedica (OXB) announce a global collaboration to develop a first-in-class, long-term therapy for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The new partnership brings together the academic partners’ leading expertise in developing gene therapy for CF and OXB’s leading expertise in manufacturing lentiviral vector-based therapies with Boehringer Ingelheim’s capabilities in drug discovery and the clinical development of novel breakthrough therapeutic agents.
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