August 17, 2018
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Boehringer Ingelheim, the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium, Imperial Innovations and Oxford Biomedica Announce New Partnership to Develop First-in-Class Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis
• This new collaboration unites leaders in cystic fibrosis gene therapy, lentiviral development and production, and the treatment of respiratory diseases to develop the first gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.

• Boehringer Ingelheim steps into the field of gene therapy, a focus area of its Research Beyond Borders initiative, with experienced partners, in an effort to bring to cystic fibrosis patients a long-term treatment aimed at correcting the underlying genetic causes of this devastating disease. .

• Boehringer Ingelheim will collaborate with the UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium on research and development and has option and license agreements with Imperial Innovations and Oxford BioMedica on the viral vector as well as production technology, while Oxford BioMedica will manufacture the viral vector; the UK CF Gene Therapy Consortium will lead the development and completion of the preclinical studies and bring together a package to support first-in-man clinical trials.
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