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Author Topic: Gene Therapy Receives Approval in Europe.  (Read 571 times)
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« on: June 05, 2019, 10:55:22 AM »

Big News about gene therapy.

http://investor.bluebirdbio.com/news-releases/news-release-details/bluebird-bio-announces-eu-conditional-marketing-authorization?fbclid=IwAR1l2gasMyEgZEDW01qPytvFOlUHXJF3oQntIitkCXLpRoGIL-dy7_A73Zo

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bluebird bio Announces EU Conditional Marketing Authorization for ZYNTEGLO™ (autologous CD34+ cells encoding βA-T87Q-globin gene) Gene Therapy for Patients 12 Years and Older with Transfusion-Dependent β-Thalassemia Who Do Not Have β0/β0 Genotype
ZYNTEGLO is the first gene therapy approved for transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia (TDT)
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 05:14:07 AM »

thanks for the update. Lets see whats the cost of treatment.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2019, 10:43:30 PM »

Bluebird bio has come out with a price tag of USD 1.80 million. This is a huge price tag, so patients in Asian countries can't afford to have this treatment
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2019, 04:08:55 PM »

I would expect the eventual price to be lower in Asia, just as it is with BMT. IF not, they won't get anywhere in the Asian markets.
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