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Work horse gene therapy

GeneQuine's gene therapy could achieve sustained IL-1 blockade for osteoarthritis

December 22, 2014 8:00 AM UTC

GeneQuine Biotherapeutics GmbH is developing a gene therapy for osteoarthritis that provides sustained expression of an IL-1 antagonist in joints and could improve on the marginal efficacy seen with transient anti-IL-1 therapies.

GQ-201 is a helper-dependent adenoviral (HDAd) vector encoding an equine IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1RA) to treat osteoarthritis (OA) in horses. The company plans to use horse data to support clinical development of its human IL-1RA gene therapy, GQ-203, for the same indication...