Ascend Acquires Beacon Gene Therapy Manufacturing Site

Ascend Advanced Therapies, a gene therapy development partner, has purchased Beacon Therapeutics’ contract, manufacturing, and controls team—along with the company's site, previously owned by UF Innovate | Accelerate graduate AGTC, located in Alachua, FL—a town considered to be a “biotech hub” in the state. The acquisition introduces a good manufacturing practice (GMP) plant into the fold, along with process and analytical development capabilities.

AGTC Announces Positive Three-Month Interim Results From Skyline Trial of AGTC-501 for the Treatment of X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare and debilitating diseases with an initial focus on inherited retinal diseases, today reported positive three-month interim data from its ongoing Phase 2 Skyline trial of AGTC-501, a recombinant AAV viral vector-based gene therapy targeting mutations in the RPGR gene in patients with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP).

AGTC-501 Gene Therapy Offers Vision Gains for X-Linked RP

AGTC-501 (Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation), a novel gene therapy in development for the potential treatment of X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (RP), showed an acceptable safety profile and visual function improvements when administered in the study’s higher dose groups, according to Robert A. Sisk, MD, FACS, from the Cincinnati Eye Institute in Ohio.

University of Florida Innovators Honored at 4th Annual Standing InnOvation Event

On a sunny and fresh fall afternoon, UF Innovate | Tech Licensing hosted its annual event to recognize top innovations stemming out of the University of Florida. More than 150 innovators and entrepreneurs attended the in-person event, and around 40 joined the livestream to celebrate their achievements in fiscal year 2021.

Greater Gift, AGTC, and 2020 On-Site Partner To Honor & Celebrate Clinical Trial Participants and Provide Eye Exams to Underserved Children in the Local Community

Greater Gift of Winston Salem, a non-profit that celebrates participation in clinical trials, announced a partnership with UF startup and UF Innovate | Sid Martin Biotech graduate Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC), a biotechnology company developing genetic therapies for the treatment of rare inherited retinal diseases (IRDs), and mobile vision provider 2020 On-site, a company involved in IRD clinical research and provides complimentary eye exams and facilitates the delivery of eyeglasses to students in need.

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.
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