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Gene Therapy
The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Australian Genome Therapeutics Centre (AGTC), which will transform the treatment of children with serious inherited diseases and contribute to the development of exciting new treatment options for a wide range of other diseases, including cancer, across...
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A gene therapy project to save infants’ lives has been named the top-ranked National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant for 2020. The project led by Professor Ian Alexander and his team were awarded the 2020 NHMRC Marshall and Warren Ideas Grant Award at the NHMRC Research Excellence Awards Dinner on June 16th. Professor Ian Alexander, Head of the Gene Therapy Research Uni...
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Gene Therapy
The need for effective treatments for children with rare genetic diseases has been a long and challenging road in research and the community. With the advancement of technology, research is now a step closer to an answer – gene therapy. A major game changer in medicine, gene therapy was recently addressed at the National Press Club of Australia by Dr Elizabeth Finkel, who is the first journali...
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Gene Therapy
Therapeutic Innovation Australia (TIA) has announced their investment of $8.8M towards leading cell and gene therapy development and manufacturing facilities across Australia over the next four years. Sydney Cell and Gene Therapy (Westmead), part of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) is one of the lead facilities that will be supported through this investment to continue work in revol...
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Gene Therapy
NSW Health has announced $2M of funding towards infrastructure supporting the production of gene and cell therapies in NSW. The project will be led by researchers at Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network (SCHN) and the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Gene therapy uses genes as medicine, which has immense therapeutic potential in the treatment of many genetic conditions and cancers...
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Gene therapy
Results of a Phase I Clinical Trial which employed genetic engineering technologies developed in-house at Kids Research have been published in Human Gene Therapy.  It is the first example of a group in Australia to succeed in safely manufacturing and using clinical-grade vectors. The research, initiated nearly twenty years ago by Dr Geoffrey McCowage, paediatric oncologist at Cancer Centr...
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