RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGMO), the leader in therapeutic genome editing, announced today that members of the Company's research and development team will participate in the following scientific conferences in October.
- European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Florence, Italy, October 18-21, 2016
On Friday, October 21, 2016, Michael Holmes, Ph.D., Sangamo's vice president of research, is an invited speaker and will present an overview of the Company's therapeutic zinc finger nuclease (ZFN)-mediated in vivo genome editing programs for Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I (MPS I, Hurler syndrome) and Mucopolysaccharidosis Type II (MPS II, Hunter syndrome).
- The National Hemophilia Foundation's 13th Workshop on Novel Technologies and Gene Transfer for Hemophilia, Washington, D.C., October 21-22, 2016
Brigit Riley, Ph.D., Sangamo's director of discovery and translational research, has been invited to present an overview of data from the Company's ZFN-mediated in vivo genome editing approach for the treatment of monogenic disease, as well as its adeno-associated virus (AAV) cDNA based gene therapy approach for the treatment of hemophilia A. Dr. Riley's presentations will take place during the Gene Editing and Cell Therapy session on Friday, October 21st.
Webcasting services are not provided at the conferences listed above.
Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. is focused on Engineering Genetic Cures® for monogenic and infectious diseases by deploying its novel zinc finger DNA-binding protein technology, in therapeutic genome editing and gene regulation, and AAV-based gene therapy platforms. The Company's proprietary ZFN-mediated in vivo genome editing approach is focused on monogenic diseases, including hemophilia and lysosomal storage disorders. Based on its in vivo genome editing approach, Sangamo is initiating a Phase 1/2 clinical trial for hemophilia B, the first in vivo genome editing application cleared by the FDA. In addition, Sangamo has a Phase 2 clinical program to evaluate the safety and efficacy of novel ZFP Therapeutics® for the treatment of HIV/AIDS (SB-728). The Company has also formed a strategic collaboration with Biogen Inc. for hemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia, and with Shire International GmbH to develop therapeutics for Huntington's disease. It has established strategic partnerships with companies in non-therapeutic applications of its technology, including Dow AgroSciences and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation. For more information about Sangamo, visit the Company's website at www.sangamo.com.
ZFP Therapeutic® is a registered trademark of Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
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