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August 25 2021

FDA Gene Therapy Approvals

Despite the impact of the pandemic and the seemingly solitary focus of the health care machine on addressing SARS-CoV-2, the gene therapy ...
The Arc of HIV History 4
May 23 2021

Chapter IV: Solving The Riddle, A Consequential Approach

The arc of HIV history has been developing over the last four decades.  In the early days there was much we did ...
What is CAR T Cell Therapy
May 13 2021

What Is CAR T-Cell Therapy? How It Works In 2-Minutes

Big Picture    Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. In the U.S., only heart disease ranks above it. The American ...
What is Stem Cell Therapy
April 23 2021

What Is Stem Cell Therapy? How It Works In 2-Minutes

Big Picture    Genomic medicine is bringing hope where none previously existed. This approach to cure and treat human diseases uses human ...
April 17 2021

What Is Gene Editing? How It Works In 2-Minutes

  Big Picture    Gene therapy, stem cell therapy, CAR T, cell therapy, and gene editing are all forms of genomic medicine1 ...
April 5 2021

Technology Transfer, A Catalyst For Gene Therapy Startups | The Spark Therapeutics Example

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler   The ability to consistently bring treatments and cures to market depends upon a company's capacity to create ...
March 31 2021

What Is Gene Therapy? How It Works In 2-Minutes

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler   Big Picture    Gene therapy, stem cell therapy, CAR-T, cell therapy and gene editing are all forms ...
March 22 2021

Biotech IPOs 2020 and M&A Trends

  Transaction Trends 2020    Life sciences transactions have boomed over the last year.  Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity distinguished itself with ...
February 28 2021

Rare Disease Moms Make Their Voices Heard | Three Inspirational Stories

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler There are 7,000 known rare diseases in the world. Each of them affects less than 1% of the ...
February 12 2021

5 Ways Gene Therapy Companies are Transforming Rare Disease Cures

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Historically, developing rare disease cures and treatments has been challenging. The small, globally dispersed patient population made it ...
February 11 2021

A SPACtacular Way to Go Public

  What Is A SPAC Anyway? 2020 turned out to be a fantastic year for private companies to go public.  In a ...
January 20 2021

3 Gene Therapy Companies Powering a Revolution in Rare Disease Cures

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Gene therapy companies are powering a revolution in rare disease cures by offering treatments that target the genetic ...
January 20 2021

5 Reasons Gene Therapy Companies are Vital to the Future of Biopharma

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Pharmaceutical companies have been developing therapies to treat or prevent disease since the end of the 19th century. ...
January 20 2021

5 Biotech Companies in Maryland That May Make History in 2021

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler These five biotechnology companies in Maryland may make history in 2021 because they have multiple therapeutic programs in ...
December 30 2020

What Star Wars Can Teach Us About Cell Therapy Investments

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler It's difficult to believe there is anything that Star Wars can teach us about cell therapy, let alone ...
December 30 2020

The Berlin Patient’s Success Produces A Flurry of Activity

The Berlin Patient's Success Produces A Flurry of Activity With an important milestone in the rearview mirror and clarity on the course ...
December 29 2020

7 Cell Therapy Companies in Maryland Helping to Revolutionize Drug Discovery: The Latest News

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Maryland is home to one of the largest life science clusters in the United States with more than 500 ...
December 21 2020

The Race for a COVID Vaccine Foreshadows a Medical Revolution

Conventional vaccine development can take many years, yet vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus were approved and began distribution in under 12 months. ...
December 13 2020

Rare Diseases: Why Are They Difficult to Cure?

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Approximately 7,000 rare diseases affect 350-500 million people worldwide. The majority of these (80%) are monogenic, so-called because these ...
December 8 2020

The History of HIV Cure Research: Reaching for a Cure

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler A new immune deficiency illness came on the scene in 1981. In the years immediately following, four questions arose ...
December 7 2020

The History of HIV Cure Research: The Latest Research in BioPharma

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler In the forty years since the HIV/AIDS pandemic began in 1981, researchers have learned a lot about this disease ...
October 26 2020

9 Reasons Treatment of Rare Diseases Will be Big in 2025

Of the 7,000 known rare diseases affecting 350 to 400 million people worldwide, most have a genetic basis and it often comes ...
October 22 2020

Why Is It So Difficult to Find an HIV Cure?

More than 32 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the epidemic in 1981, making HIV/AIDS one of ...
October 20 2020

ARC of HIV History 2 – A Beginning and an End

Contributing Author John Vandermosten, Senior Biotechnology Analyst This is the second installment of our series on the Arc of HIV History which examines ...
October 20 2020

List of 88 Gene Therapies

Biotechnology is a rapidly expanding sector where game-changing innovation is a daily occurrence. Gene and cell therapies are of particular interest because ...
October 2 2020

In Memory of Timothy Ray Brown

A Message From the CEO of American Gene Technologies Timothy Ray Brown - March 11, 1966 - September 29, 2020 Timothy Ray ...
October 2 2020

4 Global Trends That Will Affect ​HIV Cure​ Research in 2025

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler Researchers have been working on an HIV Cure since the first reports of the illness appeared in 1981. ...
September 16 2020

The Arc of HIV History

The Early Days When We Knew Nothing It is uncertain how the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV initially infected humans although there ...
September 11 2020

The History of HIV Cure Research: Discovery to Treatment

Contributing Author: Gina Hagler When reports of a new immune deficiency disease hit the news in the summer and fall of 1981, ...
August 26 2020

Gene Therapy: More than Monogenic Disease

Contributing Author John Vandermosten, Senior Biotechnology Analyst Gene therapy is a diverse technology that can address a broad variety of diseases, conditions and ...
August 25 2020

Treatment of Rare Diseases: What You Need to Know

Contributing writer: Gina Hagler What is a Rare Disease? The definition of a rare disease varies by country, with the consensus that ...
August 5 2020

Rare Disease: One Mom’s Fight to Save Her Son, Amber Freed Raises Millions to Create a Cure. Coronavirus won’t stop her.

There are nearly 7,000 rare diseases affecting approximately 1% of the global population. When your child is affected with one of these ...
July 16 2020

Top 5 Harvard Business Review Must Reads That Will Shape the Future of Biotechnology

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) has provided thought-provoking content since 1922. Whether business leaders are interested in optimizing their organizational structure or ...
July 13 2020

Top 5 TED Talks on Gene Technology that Every Biotech Leader Must Watch

TED Talks began in 1984 as a conference originating in Silicon Valley where powerful voices in Technology, Entertainment, and Design came together ...
July 7 2020

The Death of the Regulatory Barrier to Better Medicine

Written by Jeff Galvin, CEO of American Gene Technologies The birth of high-value therapeutics and cures Does the development of effective drugs have ...
May 13 2020

What Impact Did the Stock Market Crash Have on Biotech Stocks?

Contributing Author John Vandermosten, Senior Biotechnology Analyst Examining events of the past can give us a sense of what to expect in the ...
April 6 2020

Benefits of FDA Orphan Drug Designation: What You Need to Know

by Irene Tennant VP of Clinical Product Development and Regulatory Affairs Developing treatments for rare diseases has many challenges. These challenges are ...
March 30 2020

12 Coronavirus Stocks To Watch As The Race For A Coronavirus Vaccine and Treatment Continues

Contributing Author John Vandermosten, Senior Biotechnology Analyst Over the last two months nothing has dominated the news as extensively as the coronavirus pandemic ...
March 18 2020

Gene Therapy M&A: Best Prospects 2020

Contributing Author John Vandermosten, Senior Biotechnology Analyst As we enter the twelfth year of an economic expansion, deal activity remains one of ...
March 2 2020

WHAT IS GENE THERAPY?

Contributing Author:  Norman Rogers, Business Development Lead at AGT Gene therapy is a tool to modify the composition and expression of human ...
Cell Therapy Development is Creating the Next Generation Cures for Cancers
December 22 2019

Cell Therapy is Creating the Next Generation Cures for Cancers

Today Human immunity is a beautifully complex system. Students of science around the world groan at the mention of immunology because of ...
Gene and Cell Therapy Company Seeks To Cure HIV
December 1 2019

Can HIV Be Cured? History of HIV Treatment Moving Toward an HIV Cure

You don’t have to look far to find someone affected by HIV. It is estimated 1.1 million Americans are infected with the ...
Can HIV Be Cured AGT Blog
December 1 2019

Is HIV Curable?

Is HIV Curable? American Gene Technologies (AGT) believes it is. Read why AGT's Chief Science Officer is committed to discovering a cure ...
Gene Therapy Companies in Maryland
August 8 2019

Gene Therapy Companies in Maryland

Maryland is home to one of the largest life science clusters in the nation. According to the Maryland Department of Commerce, the ...
Gene Therapy Stocks 2019
June 12 2019

Gene Therapy Stocks 2019

Why has gene therapy become so significant within the last five years? While it is not well-known, the genes we are born ...
June 3 2019

Business Innovation: 5 Disruptive Technology Leaders Tell You How To Develop Creativity and Innovation In The Workplace

American Gene Technologies (AGT) recently hosted a panel of thought leaders from five different industries at the Hot Technologies & Innovations event ...
Science Moms
May 12 2019

Science Moms

At times mothers do not get enough credit. However, today, let’s shine a light on the scientists who were raising children, at ...
Honoring Nurses On National Nurses Day
May 6 2019

Honoring Nurses On National Nurses Day

Today and this week are the times of year we honor nurses. On this National Nurses Day, we asked Caroline, a local ...
Scientific Discoveries That Changed Lives
April 30 2019

Scientific Discoveries That Changed Lives

There have been historic moments in scientific research that have gone unnoticed. Often we don’t hear about these scientific discoveries until they ...
Acquisition of Celgene – Medicine is Changing
March 11 2019

Acquisition of Celgene – Medicine is Changing

On January 3rd, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced its agreement to acquire Celgene for approximately $74 billion. This merger is a sign of change ...
Second Patient Cured of HIV and The Implications for American Gene Technologies's AGT103-T
March 5 2019

HIV Cure in the News

Today the world celebrated the second patient cured of HIV. The work of Ravindra Gupta teaches us lessons not only of the ...
Why Invest in an HIV Gene Therapy Cure
December 27 2018

Why Invest in an HIV Gene Therapy Cure?

Research and innovation to cure HIV is developing fast. American Gene Technologies (AGT) is emerging as a leader in the field with ...
The Next Generation of Gene Therapy Companies
December 18 2018

The Next Generation of Gene Therapy Companies

The future of medicine is bright. This year brought several first in class technologies over the finish line. The underpinning of these ...
The Gene Therapy Market is going to produce a Microsoft
November 30 2018

The Gene Therapy Market is going to produce a Microsoft

The most common analogy used to compare the science of DNA to other industries is that of computer software. DNA can be ...