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Interview Frédéric Revah – CEO, Genethon; President, YposKesi, France (PHARMA Boardroom)

Genethon, a laboratory created by the patient organization AFM-Telethon, is one of the world’s leaders in the development of biotherapies for rare diseases. In this interview Genethon’s CEO Frédéric Revah explains its role in the discovery of innovative therapies since the 1990s and the recent launch of YposKesi, its innovative (and profitable) manufacturing platform.

Genethon Lecture series: 2018, April 11th

Wednesday April 11th, 2018: “Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease” Pr Donald B. Kohn ,  Professor of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics (MIMG); Pediatrics; and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology, Director of the UCLA Human Gene and Cell Therapy Program, Kohn Stem Cell Gene Therapy Lab, Depts. of M.I.M.G., Pediatrics and MMP, University of California, Los … [Read more]

Genethon Lecture Series: 2018, March 21th

Wednesday March 21th, 2018: «Recombinant AAV for Human Gene Therapy: Progress, Challenges and Perspectives for Vector Design, Manufacturing and Characterization» Pr Fraser Wright, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Advisor / Officer at Spark Therapeutics, former Scientific Director, Clinical Vector Core at the University of Pennsylvania and former Director of Development and Manufacturing at Avigen.15

Genethon Lecture Series: 2018, March 13th

Tuesday March 13th, 2018 : « Signaling Properties of Stem Cells and their Cargo Vesicles » Dr. Stefano Pluchino, University Reader in Regenerative Neuroimmunology and Honorary Consultant in Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Genethon Lecture Series: 2017, September 12th

Le mardi 12 septembre 2017 : “Single domain antibodies as potential therapeutic tools in bleeding disorders” Dr. Peter Lenting, Director of Research , Inserm U1176 , Haemostasis-Inflammation-Thrombosis, CHU Bicêtre, Kremlin Bicêtre, Paris, France.

Genethon Lecture Series: 2017, June 27th

Tuesday June 27th  2017 : “Patient-specific iPSCs for disease modelling and cell therapy applications in lysosomal storage diseases” Dr. Angela Gritti, Head of Gene/neural stem cell therapy for lysosomal storage diseases Unit at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Milan, Italy.10

Genethon Lecture Series: 2017, June 19th

Monday June 19th,2017: “MS based tools for bioprocess optimization and product characterization” Dr. Patricia Alves, Senior scientist, Health & Pharma Division, Animal Cell Technology Unit, Cell Bioprocesses Laboratory, iBET, Portugal.

New hope for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The teams of Genethon and the Institut de Myologie –the AFM-Telethon laboratories-, and a team from the University of Ferrara, announce in Molecular Therapy Nucleic Acids that they have succeeded in restoring the expression of dystrophin, thanks to CRISPR-Cas9! Correction of the Exon 2 Duplication in DMD Myoblasts by a Single CRISPR/Cas9 System Exonic duplications account … [Read more]

Final collection TELETHON 2016

The AFM-Telethon announced on Monday 20th March : The 30th Telethon edition reaches a final collection of 92,740,769 euros ! On 2nd and 3rd December 2016, the Telethon enthralled the public throughout France. The final collection figure now allows us to pursue the objective we wet ourselves 30 years ago: to find a cure! Thank … [Read more]

Genethon Lecture Series: 2017, February 28th

Tuesday February 28th , 2017: “Tryptophan metabolism control inhibitor development in hemophilia A” Dr. Francesca Fallarino, Associate Prof. at the University of Perugia Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Perugia, in Perugia, Italy.