AGTC Treats First Patient of Second Cohort in Phase 1/2 Clinical XLRP Study; Earns $10 Million Enrollment Milestone

AGTC Treats First Patient of Second Cohort in Phase 1/2 Clinical XLRP Study; Earns $10 Million Enrollment Milestone (BioFlorida)

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare diseases, announced that it has enrolled the first patient of the second cohort in the company’s Phase 1/2 clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of an investigational AAV-based gene therapy for the treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP). Under the terms of its collaboration with Biogen, AGTC will receive a milestone payment of $10 million. AGTC is a UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech company that has licensed UF technology.

“We are pleased to announce this important milestone under our collaboration with Biogen and remain on track to complete the dose escalation portion of the trial in the first quarter of 2019,” said Sue Washer, President and CEO of AGTC.

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