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A Fast and High Precision Influenza Vaccine Potency Assay

Fast and accurate determination of vaccine titre during influenza vaccine manufacture is important in understanding process performance and correctly scaling each process step. Traditionally assays such as Single Radial Immunodiffusion (SRID) and ELISA have their limitations; SRID, though the ‘gold ... More


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Strategies for the Development of a High Throughput Octet® Bio-Layer Interferometry Method to Measure Pharmacokinetics of Monoclonal Antibodies in Preclinical Animal Models

Therapeutic antibodies are developed to treat various diseases, including cancers, immunological disorders, and infectious diseases. The safety and efficacy of these therapeutic molecules may be influenced by the way they interact with the body. Therefore, it is vital to understand how a body reacts... More


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Preclinical Optimization and Safety Studies of a New Lentiviral Gene Therapy for p47phox-Deficient Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited blood disorder of phagocytic cells that renders patients susceptible to infections and inflammation. A recent clinical trial of lentiviral gene therapy for the most frequent form of CGD, X-linked, has demonstrated stable correction over time, with ... More


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High-Throughput In Vitro, Ex Vivo, and In Vivo Screen of Adeno-Associated Virus Vectors Based on Physical and Functional Transduction

Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors are quickly becoming the vectors of choice for therapeutic gene delivery. To date, hundreds of natural isolates and bioengineered variants have been reported. While factors such as high production titer and low immunoreactivity are important to consider, the abil... More


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Effective Targeting of Multiple B-Cell Maturation Antigen–Expressing Hematological Malignances by Anti-B-Cell Maturation Antigen Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells

B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) expression has been proposed as a marker for the identification of malignant plasma cells in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Nearly all MM tumor cells express BCMA, while normal tissue expression is restricted to plasma cells and a subset of mature B cells. Cons... More


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Gene Therapy of the β-Hemoglobinopathies by Lentiviral Transfer of the βA(T87Q)-Globin Gene

β-globin gene disorders are the most prevalent inherited diseases worldwide and result from abnormal β-globin synthesis or structure. Novel therapeutic approaches are being developed in an effort to move beyond palliative management. Gene therapy, by ex vivo lentiviral transfer of a therapeutic β-gl... More


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Gene Therapy for X-Linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: Where Do We Stand?

More than 20 years ago, X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID-X1) appeared to be the best condition to test the feasibility of hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy. The seminal SCID-X1 clinical studies, based on first-generation gammaretroviral vectors, demonstrated good long-term immune r... More


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Adeno-Associated Virus-Based Gene Therapy for CNS Diseases

Gene therapy is at the cusp of a revolution for treating a large spectrum of CNS disorders by providing a durable therapeutic protein via a single administration. Adeno-associated virus (AAV)-mediated gene transfer is of particular interest as a therapeutic tool because of its safety profile and eff... More


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Adeno-Associated Virus Gene Therapy for Liver Disease

The field of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy has progressed rapidly over the past decade, with the advent of novel capsid serotype and organ-specific promoters, and an increasing understanding of the immune response to AAV administration. In particular, liver-directed therapy has made rema... More


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Gene Therapy in a Mouse Model of Niemann–Pick Disease Type C1

Niemann–Pick disease type C1 (NPC1) is a fatal congenital neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in the NPC1 gene, which is involved in cholesterol transport in lysosomes. Broad clinical manifestations of NPC1 include liver failure, pulmonary disorder, neurological deficits, and psychiatric ... More