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Athena Vision launches; developing gene therapies for devastating eye diseases

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:53:39 +0000

Athena Vision is focused on developing gene therapies for eye diseases based on research conducted at UCL Today sees the launch of Athena Vision Limited a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of gene therapies to treat a range of devastating eye diseases causing blindness. Launched by UCL Business PLC, the wholly-owned technology transfer company of UCL, […]


Registration for Retina Day 2015 Now Open!

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:37:25 +0000

It’s that time once agin for our annual research day for patients and the public. Retina Day 2015 is a free, one day event is organised by the Gene and Cell Therapy Group, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre. Come along to: * Hear about some of the latest innovations in research […]


UCL RPE65 Gene Therapy Trial Shows Benefit in People with Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 2 for up to Three Years After Treatment

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:44:39 +0000

We are delighted to be able to announce that yesterday, Monday 4th May, the long-term results of our RPE65 gene therapy trial for Leber Congenital Amaurosis Type 2 (LCA2) were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. Begun in 2007, this was the world’s first-in-human trial of gene therapy to treat an inherited […]


Our research in the media

Latest media coverage - July 2013
BBC News

BBC: 'Big leap' towards curing blindness in stem cell study

The Independent

Independent: Cells to restore eyesight are grown in lab and transplanted into blind mice

Mail Online

Daily Mail: Could cell transplant give sight to millions? Scientists grow retinas in the lab to create crucial connections to the brain

The Guardian

Guardian:Embryonic stem cells could help restore sight to blind

New Scientist

New Scientist:Eye receptor transplant promises therapy for blindness

Landmark media coverage

May 2007

This BBC News24 item reports on the progress made in our clinical gene therapy of gene therapy for LCA caused by damage to the RPE65 gene, the first of it kind in the world.

November 2006

This Channel 4 news item describes a breakthrough in the transplantation of retinal cells into the eye, where we showed for the first time that cells taken from the correct stage of eye development can integrate into the recipient retina and restore visual function in a model of blindness

More media coverage 

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