Updates from Syncona and our portfolio companies
Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to GT005 for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). GT005 is an investigational one-time AAV-based gene therapy that is delivered under the retina and is intended to slow the progression of GA that can lead to blindness.
Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced that biotech industry veteran Sean Bohen, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed to the Gyroscope Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. Bohen will also serve as Chair of the Board’s Research and Development Committee. Dr. Bohen brings more than 30 years of experience in the discovery and development of new medicines. Over the course of his career, he has made significant contributions to the early- and late-stage development of numerous FDA-approved drugs.
Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the Orbit™ Subretinal Delivery System (Orbit SDS). The Orbit SDS is indicated for microinjection into the subretinal space at the back of the eye. The microinjection procedure is designed to avoid damaging the structure of the eye by preventing the need for a vitrectomy, a procedure that involves removing the vitreous (the gel-like substance that fills the eye). The approach also eliminates the need to create a retinotomy (a hole in the retina) in order to access the subretinal space. This clearance is based on injection of Balanced Salt Solution (BSS) or BSS PLUS®.*
Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced the initiation of its Phase II programme evaluating its investigational gene therapy, GT005, for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Dry AMD is a leading cause of permanent vision loss in people over the age of 50. GT005 is a one-time AAV-based gene therapy that is delivered under the retina. The goal of the Phase II clinical trial programme is to determine if GT005 has the potential to slow the progression of GA.
Gyroscope Therapeutics Limited, a clinical-stage retinal gene therapy company, today announced the appointment of leading experts in retinal disease, gene therapy and the complement system to its Clinical and Scientific Advisory Boards. The newly appointed boards will help guide the development of the company's lead investigational gene therapy, GT005, a one-time therapy being developed to potentially slow the progression of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as novel gene therapy delivery systems and additional pipeline candidates.
Gyroscope Therapeutics, a company developing gene therapies and surgical delivery systems for retinal diseases, announces the strengthening of its leadership team with the hiring of Dr. Nadia Waheed from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the promotion of Dr. Jane Hughes, formerly VP Translational Research, to Chief Scientific Officer (CSO).
Syncona’s Chief Investment Officer, Chris Hollowood and Syncona Partner, Dominic Schmidt explain how Syncona has built a globally leading platform of unpartnered gene therapy assets.
Syncona’s Chief Investment Officer, Chris Hollowood and Syncona Partner, Dominic Schmidt, provide an introduction to gene therapy, a field where Syncona has developed deep domain expertise and built a strategic platform.
Syncona Ltd, a leading healthcare company focused on founding, building and funding global leaders in life science, announces that its portfolio company, Gyroscope Therapeutics (Gyroscope), an ophthalmology company developing genetically defined therapies for retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has commenced dosing in a Phase I/II trial in dry AMD.
Gyroscope Therapeutics (Gyroscope) and Freeline Therapeutics (Freeline) are partnering with two research organisations, NHSBT's Clinical Biotechnology Centre (CBC) and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), to develop and design a manufacturing platform to produce novel (adeno-associated virus) AAV gene therapies. The consortium has been awarded £1.1m funding by Innovate UK over a period of 2 years.