At the end of FTTI, BrainVectis is selected among the 12 start-ups that have convinced investors the most

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France Tech Transfer Invest took place in Paris on the 1-2 of February, 2017. The event convened 41 technology transfer spin-offs from France selected by SATT the French Tech Transfer Accelerator Network, and selected investors in the field of digital tech, biotech, healthtech and energy. The event was a collaboration between the SATT, Tech Tour, Bpifrance and its EuroQuity platform and aims to efficiently and effectively support French tech transfer spinoff companies to meet and engage with international investors and corporate partners.

After two days, BrainVectis was awarded as one of the 12 start-ups that convinced investors the most, and was selected to give a talk at the European Venture Summit which will take place on 4 and 5 December 2017 in Düsseldorf.

New success in AAV-based gene therapy: Voyager Therapeutics Announces Positive Interim Phase 1b in Parkinson’s disease

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The interim surgical data from the Phase 1b study showed that VY-AADC01 continues to demonstrate safety with increasing coverage of the putamen (targeted region in the brain) in all the 10 Parkinson’s disease patients treated in the ongoing dose escalation trial.

Obtaining sufficient coverage of the putamen with VY-AADC01 is a key step towards potentially improving patients’ response to levodopa (levodopa is the standard of care treatment for Parkinson’s disease). Having reached an average coverage of 34% in the high-dose cohort, Voyager demonstrates that through direct injection in the brain one can achieve significant diffusion volumes for AAV vectors, confirming hopes of AAV-based gene therapy to treat efficiently neurodegenerative diseases.

See the details of the results here

BrainVectis CSO will speak at the ESGCT annual congress

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CSO Nathalie Cartier-Lacave will discuss on how AAV-CYP46A1 brain administration restores cholesterol metabolism and is neuroprotective in Huntington’s disease at the annual congress of The European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) in Florence, on Friday, 21 October. ESGCT is a leading organization committed to support scientists and clinicians involved with basic and translational research on gene transfer and clinical applications of gene and cell therapy.