MDA has invested over $125M in the development of gene therapy for neuromuscular diseases (NMDs) over the past 20 years. To continue to lead the way in this important field of medicine, MDA held a summit in January 2022 to address the challenges in safely delivering AAV-based gene replacement therapy to NMD patients. In this meeting, top experts and stakeholders convened to talk openly about adverse events linked to clinical trials in the field. Although experts collectively agree that gene therapy holds great promise in addressing the underlying cause of many neuromuscular diseases, there are still many challenges and risks that must be overcome to fully realize the translational potential of gene therapy in NMDs affecting children and adults.View this resource Bookmark this resource
Fighting Blindness Canada is launching the Transformative Research Award (TRA) program to fund strategic areas of need within vision research.
The 2022/23 competition will fund innovative and ambitious research that will advance the development of new therapies for retinal degenerative diseases. This competition is open to discovery, translational or clinical research. The program is open to Canadian or international investigators, with a budget of up to $1.25 million over five years per award. This competition has two stages: Letter of Intent and Full Application (by invitation only).View this resource Bookmark this resource
Launched in the US three years ago, Sanofi’s Innovation Awards (iAwards) program is now expanding into Europe. Developed in response to the continuing rise of chronic diseases worldwide, the iAwards aim to promote scientific breakthroughs by tapping into the world’s greatest minds through close collaboration with renowned academic institutions.View this resource Bookmark this resource