Orchard Therapeutics and MolMed Announce Extension of Gene Therapy Manufacturing Collaboration
With the extension of the collaboration, MolMed will continue to support activities related to the development and manufacturing of vectors and drug products for several of Orchard’s investigational ex vivo hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) gene therapies in the upcoming years, including OTL-200 for metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD) and OTL-103 for Wiskott Aldrich syndrome (WAS), as well as for additional pipeline programs including OTL-203 for mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS-I). MolMed is the first company to have obtained good manufacturing practice (GMP) authorization for the gene and cell therapy markets in
“We are looking forward to continuing to build and expand upon our partnership with MolMed, who have supported the progression of many of our programs since their earliest clinical development stages,” said
OTL-200 for MLD is currently under review by the EMA with a decision expected later this year.
MolMed S.p.A. is a biotechnology company focused on research, development, manufacturing and clinical validation of novel cell and gene therapies. MolMed, established in 1996, has been listed since
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Other risks and uncertainties faced by Orchard include those identified under the heading "Risk Factors" in Orchard’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
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