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Gene therapy for achromatopsia
Problem: There currently is no cure for Achromatopsia which affects up to 1: 50,000 patients in the US. Solution: Dr. Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Kirby Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, one of the first investigators to develop a gene therapy for a rare inherited form of retinal blindness...
Published: 4/1/2020   |   Inventor(s): Jean Bennett, Jeannette Bennicelli, Junwei Sun
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Category(s): Therapeutics & Vaccines
Gene therapy for optic neuropathy
Problem: Optic neuritis is a condition commonly observed in MS patients that leads to temporary or permanent visual decline following demyelination of the optic nerve and loss of retinal ganglion cells. Current therapies for MS and ON include immunosuppressive agents that mitigate the inflammatory component of disease. Unfortunately, these treatments...
Published: 4/1/2020   |   Inventor(s): Kenneth Shindler, Devin McDougald, Junwei Sun, Jean Bennett
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Category(s): Therapeutics & Vaccines