Oxford Genetics announces virus collaboration with MeiraGTx

Oxford Genetics

Oxford Genetics, a leader in innovative synthetic biology-based technologies, has established a new agreement with clinical-stage gene therapy company, MeiraGTx. The collaboration will enable Oxford Genetics and London-based MeiraGTx to develop novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, as well as packaging and producer cell lines.

Dr Ryan Cawood, CEO at Oxford Genetics, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the MeiraGTx team on such an exciting project, which will take us another step forward in our vision to deliver breakthrough technologies to the biotherapeutic industry.

“By creating advanced AAV production systems we aim to power the expansion of gene therapy as it moves towards addressing the more common disease indications that present technologies cannot satisfy.”

Dr Paul Brooks, CCO at Oxford Genetics, added: “The agreement further demonstrates that our business model for early access to our technologies is resonating with the biotherapeutic industry. Through such partnerships we will ultimately deliver real benefits to patients by helping our partners reduce therapeutic development time and achieving earlier market approval.”