AGTC Announces Sponsorship of Achroma Corp’s No Roadblocks Program (Globe Newswire)

AGTC Announces Sponsorship of Achroma Corp’s No Roadblocks Program

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech alum Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare retinal diseases, announced it will be a sponsor of the Achroma Corp program, No Roadblocks.

No Roadblocks is a program that funds tinted glasses or contact lenses, as well as bioptics, for individuals living with achromatopsia (ACHM), an inherited condition caused by mutations in one of several genes, with the two most common being mutations in either the CNGB3 or CNGA3 genes. ACHM is associated with extremely poor visual acuity, extreme light sensitivity resulting in daytime blindness, and complete loss of color discrimination.

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