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Newsletter September 2015

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News: Promising Results on Gene Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure
San Diego-based Renova Therapeutics reported that its RT-100 gene therapy treatment for patients with reduced left-ventricular ejection fraction congestive heart failure (CHF) is proving safe and effective. The treatment involves delivering a therapeutic gene encoding adenylyl clyclase type 6 (AC6) directly into the heart via a modified adenovirus. It is a single-dose procedure done in an outpatient setting. Reporting on the results of a multi-center, placebo-controlled Phase 2 trial, company co-founder Kirk Hammond, MD, said the therapy showed a strong safety profile and clear dose response. The study assessed the safety of various doses of RT-100 in people with CHF.

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- 17 – 20 September 2015, XXIII Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the Finnish Society of Gene Therapy, Helsinki, Finland
- 29 – 30 September 2015, Cell & Gene Therapy Europe, Barcelona, Spain
- 9 – 10 October 2015, Second International Conference on In Utero Transplantation & Fetal Gene Therapy, London, UK
- 12 – 13 October 2015, 3rd Cancer Vaccines and Gene Therapy Meeting, Malvern, PA
- 4 – 6 November 2015, 8th Congress of the Spanish Society of Gene (SETGyC) and Cell Therapy, San Sebastian, Spain
- 4 – 6 November 2015, ATMP 2015 - Issues and Challenges from Bench to Bedsite, Tutzing, Germany
- 5 – 6 November 2015, Genome on demand? Exploring the implications of human genome editing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- 18 – 20 November 2015, 14th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, Sonoma, CA
- 2 – 3 December 2015, Cell Therapy Manufacturing & Gene Therapy Congress, Brussels, Belgium
- 9 - 11 March 2016, French Society of Cell and Gene Therapy (SFTCG) Annual Congress, Marseille, France
- 4 - 7 May 2016, American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 19th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
- 25 – 26 July 2016, XIV International Conference on Cell and Gene Therapy, Paris, France
- 28 – 30 July 2016, The 22th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Gene Therapy (JSGT), Venue to be determined, Japan
- 18 – 21 October 2016, XXIV Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) and the International Society for Stem Cell Research, Florence, Italy


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