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Harnessing AAV tropisms

Bamboo harnesses vector tropisms to develop tissue-targeting gene therapies

July 18, 2016 7:00 AM UTC

Bamboo Therapeutics Inc. is developing adeno-associated viral vector-based gene therapies that preferentially target tissues affected by CNS and neuromuscular disorders. By homing in on specific tissues, Bamboo's gene therapies could minimize off-target toxicities and reduce the amount of virus needed to produce a therapeutic effect.

The newco spun out of gene therapy company Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc. last year with an initial focus on BMB-D001, a systemic gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy designed to produce a functional form of dystrophin specifically in tissues where it is needed...