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Newsletter December 2011

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News: Gene therapy proves effective for hemophilia B
A single treatment with gene therapy, an experimental technique for fixing faulty genes, has been shown to boost output of a vital blood clotting factor, possibly offering a long-term solution for people with hemophilia B. Researchers said the same technology was also being studied as a treatment for hemophilia A, the far more common type of the inherited bleeding disorder.
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News: Gene Therapy Video on the CliniGene Website
On the CliniGene website you can find a 20 minutes video on Gene Therapy called: Gene Therapy a new tool to cure human diseases. This video is available directly at the following address: http://www.clinigene.eu/video-intro-gene-therapy.html. This video has been designed by Fatima Bosch, Carles Roca, Xavier Anguela and Albert Ruzo and is property of the Center for Animal Biotechnology and Gene Therapy of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB). The design of this video has been supported by CliniGene.
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Conference: Cell Line Development & Engineering Asia 2012
Cell Line Development & Engineering Asia 2012 (21-23 February 2012, Grand Hyatt Shanghai, China) brings together experts and top scientists from biopharmas, biotechs, CMOs and research institutes as well as leading technology providers from Asia and globally. The region’s 1st and ONLY focused Cell Line Development and Engineering Asia provides a forum where industry experts share lessons learned through case studies, strategic discussion groups and interactive roundtables to collectively collaborate and provide solutions to your most pressing challenges. Bring back new ideas to do better business. Gene Therapy Net members receive a 15% discount off normal rate.
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Conference: Monoclonal Antibodies Conference
The Monoclonal Antibodies Summit 2012 meeting - exploring Innovation in therapeutic antibody development & production - takes place in London this March (13th-14th). Keynote speakers include:
• Dr. Matthew Baker , Chief Scientific Officer , Antitope
• Dr Bernhard Helk, Section Head, Novartis
• Dr Hatim Motiwala, Sr Scientist (R&D), Intas Biopharmaceuticals Ltd
• Dr Shane Olwill, Pharmaceutical Senior Director Pharmacology Pieris AG
• Dr Stefan Lang , Director of Business Development , Aldevron Freiburg GmbH
• Dr. Pallavi Tawde , Senior Scientist , Pfizer
• Dr Tom Speedy, Corporate Business Manager, Innova Biosciences
• Dr Lewis Neville, CEO, Lostam Biopharmaceuticals
• Dr Peter Malloy , Principle Scientist , Immunocore Ltd
To register your place simply reply to my email quoting the booking code: MA80 and you will be eligible for the final early bird discounts. Friday 23rd December is the early registration deadline for the meeting and your chance to receive up to £200 off standard prices.

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Conferences
- 15 - 16 December 2011, NIH Symposium: RNA Oligonucleotides - Emerging Clinical Applications, Rockville, MD
- 30 January - 1 February 2012, Phacilitate 8th Annual Cell & Gene Therapy Forum 2012, Washington DC, MD
- 2 -5 February 2012, Up Close and Personalized, International Congress on Personalized Medicine, Florence, Italy
- 9 March 2012, Annual conference of the British Society for Gene Therapy (BSGT), London, UK
- 15 - 17 March 2012, 18th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Gene Therapy (DG-GT), Frankfurt/Main, Germany
- 16 – 19 May 2012, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 15th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
- 21 – 23 May 2012, 2012 World Gene Therapy Congress Europe, London, UK
- 5 – 8 June 2012, International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) 18th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA
- 28 – 30 June 2012, The 18th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT), Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
- 5 – 6 October 2012, International Society for Cell & Gene Therapy of Cancer - 2012 Singapore Conference, Singapore
- 26 – 29 October 2012, European Society Of Gene & Cell Therapy (ESGCT) XXth annual meeting and the French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (SFTCG) collaborative Congress 2012, Versailles, France

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