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Avrobio stops work on rare disease gene therapy after unexpected study results

Posted on: 6 January 2022, source: Biopharmadive
Avrobio, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based gene therapy developer, will unexpectedly stop work on one of its most advanced treatments, citing disappointing results from a clinical trial that contrast with earlier, more promising findings. In a statement Tuesday, Avrobio said it would stop recruiting patients into a mid-stage study testing its gene therapy for Fabry disease, a rare inherited disorder, and deprioritize the research program. Monitoring will continue for the 14 Fabry patients who have received Avrobio's therapy so far.