– UshStat® video selected to showcase theme of “Life-changing Research” —
Oxford, UK – 9 May 2013: Oxford BioMedica plc (“Oxford BioMedica” or “the Company”) (LSE: OXB), the leading gene-based biopharmaceutical company, today announces an update from the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) held in Seattle, Washington (USA) on 5-9 May 2013. The ARVO annual meeting is the largest gathering of eye and vision researchers in the world and this year’s theme is “Life-changing Research”.
Oxford BioMedica’s collaborators at Oregon Health & Science University’s Casey Eye Institute, Portland, Oregon submitted a video to ARVO which featured a patient who has been treated with UshStat®. UshStat® is a novel gene-based treatment for Usher syndrome type 1B, the most common form of deaf-blindness, and was designed and developed by Oxford BioMedica using the Company’s proprietary LentiVector® platform technology.
The video was awarded second place in a contest to promote the ARVO 2013 theme and was showcased at the Sunday 5 May, 2013 Keynote Session: click here to watch the video.
Oxford BioMedica also presented two posters entitled “Glaucoma-GT, a novel gene therapy treatment for primary open-angle glaucoma” (abstract ID: 2741 – A0185) and “The LentiVector® Gene Therapy Platform for Ocular Disease: a clinical update” (abstract ID: 2744 – A0188).
John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer of Oxford BioMedica, said: “Our ocular gene therapy programmes continue to receive recognition from the ARVO community and we thank our collaborators at OHSU’s Casey Eye Institute for their support.”
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