BOSTON and LONDON, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orchard Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ORTX), a global gene therapy leader, today announced presentations at the upcoming 46th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), taking place virtually from August 29 – September 1, 2020. New interim data from OTL-203, an investigational gene therapy for the treatment of mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I), will be shared as part of an invited oral presentation titled ‘Gene Therapy in Leucodystrophies and Other Metabolic Disorders’.
The presentations are listed below and the full preliminary program is available online at the EBMT Annual Meeting website. Presentations will be available to registered attendees for virtual viewing throughout the duration of the live meeting and content will be accessible online following the close of the meeting.
Invited Oral Presentation Details
E7-2: Gene Therapy in Leucodystrophies and Other Metabolic Disorders
Session: Gene Therapy for Inherited Disorders 2020
Presenter: M. Ester Bernardo, M.D., Ph.D., San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget), Italy
Date and time: Monday, August 31, 2020, 4:50-5:10pm CET/10:50-11:10am ET
Ex-vivo Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Therapy in Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIA*
Poster Session & Number: Gene Therapy; ePoster A214
Lentiviral Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Gene Therapy (HSPC-GT) For Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD): Clinical Outcomes From 33 Patients
Poster Session & Number: Gene Therapy; ePoster O075
Orchard Therapeutics is a global gene therapy leader dedicated to transforming the lives of people affected by rare diseases through the development of innovative, potentially curative gene therapies. Our ex vivo autologous gene therapy approach harnesses the power of genetically modified blood stem cells and seeks to correct the underlying cause of disease in a single administration. In 2018, Orchard acquired GSK’s rare disease gene therapy portfolio, which originated from a pioneering collaboration between GSK and the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy in Milan, Italy. Orchard now has one of the deepest and most advanced gene therapy product candidate pipelines in the industry spanning multiple therapeutic areas where the disease burden on children, families and caregivers is immense and current treatment options are limited or do not exist.
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*Patient was treated by the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) under a “Specials” license, granted by the UK government for the use of an unlicensed pharmaceutical product in situations of high unmet need when there is no other treatment option available. Orchard holds the license to the MPS-IIIA investigational gene therapy product (OTL-201) and is funding the ongoing proof-of-concept clinical trial being conducted at RMCH, which utilizes the same technology and procedures that were used to treat this first MPS-IIIA patient.
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