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AGC Biologics Supports Altheia Science’s Gene Therapy Programs

July 28, 2022

AGC Biologics, a global Biopharmaceutical Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), entered a new partnership with Altheia Science, a gene therapy company pioneering cell and gene therapy strategies to treat autoimmune diseases and cancer. Under the alliance,Altheia Science aims to advance development of autoimmunity treatments, focused on modulating PD-L1 expression in patients’ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, into clinical testing.

AGC Biologics is performing drug product development at its Milan facility using lentiviral vector (LVV) and autologous CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell systems. The cells will be transduced using a highly efficient ex vivo lentiviral material to encode the human PD-L1 DNA .

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