New Gene Therapy Approach to Treating GA and Dry AMD

December 5, 2011

Dr. Elias Reichel, of Tufts University School of Medicine and a founder of Hemera Biosciences, Inc., of Boston, MA, presented a new approach to treating geographic atrophy and other dry forms of age-related macular degeneration at the recent AAO 2011 Retina SubSpecialty Day Meeting. His paper was based on the research being done by Hemera Biosciences on HMR59, a naturally occurring protein that  protects retinal cells from damage by MAC (Membrane Attack Complex), that can be delivered for long-lasting activity via a gene therapy approach.

HMR59 was developed at Tufts University and subsequently licensed to Hermera Biosciences.

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