Category: Research news

French Biotech firm raises €19M for gene therapy trial RP

The French company Horama has announced the closing of its Series B round, which has ammassed a total of €19M. The funds will be used to finance the development of Horama’s lead candidate, HORA-PDE6B, which is about to enter clinical trials. Last month, the French ANSM authorized the start of a study at the Nantes …

ReNeuron makes progress with hRPC trials

ReNeuron said its hRPC clinical trial’s data safety monitoring board has given approval for the study to progress into its Phase II element. That decision was said to be based on short term data from the nine RP patients treated in the Phase I part of the study, which indicated that the hRPC cell therapy …

Scientists demonstrate powerful ability to manipulate building blocks of life in two separate studies

One study altered the order of atoms in DNA to rewrite the human genetic code and the instructions for life. The other edited RNA, which is a chemical cousin of DNA and unlocks the information in the genetic code. The studies – which could eventually treat diseases – have been described as clever, important and …