Tagged as: CRISPR Therapeutics

FDA Approves First Cell-Based Therapies for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

On December 8, 2023, the FDA approved the first cell-based gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in patients 12 years and older—Vertex’s CASGEVY and Bluebird’s LYFGENIA.  SCD is a group of inherited blood disorders affecting approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. and inducing a median life…

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UK Authorizes World-First Gene Therapy from Vertex and CRISPR Therapeutics for Blood Disorders

Earlier today, UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted conditional marketing authorization to Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics for their CRISPR/Cas9 gene therapy, CASGEVY (exagamglogene autotemcel), marking the world’s first regulatory approval for a CRISPR-based gene-edited therapy.  CASGEVY is the first medicine to be licensed that uses the…

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