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Gene and Cell Therapy Group
Developing gene and cell therapy for sight loss by translating basic research into new treatments
AMD Day 2014 - Sat 5 July
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London
Many thanks to everyone who attended, you helped make AMD day a really enjoyable experience.
Watch this space as updates from the meeting will be available in due course.
Transplantation of photoreceptors from retina grown ‘in a dish’
We have carried out the first successful transplant of light-sensitive photoreceptor cells taken from a synthetic retina, grown ‘in a dish’ from embryonic stem cells.
When transplanted into night-blind mice these cells appeared to develop normally, integrating into the existing retina and forming the nerve connections needed to transmit visual information to the brain.
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We are currently conducting two ground-breaking clinical trials:
The world's first gene therapy trial in the eye, testing the safety and efficacy of delivering the RPE65 gene to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
Europe's first trial testing the safety of transplanting stem cell-derived retinal cells into the eyes of patients with Stargardt disease
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