Effects of ( CLLS ) Staggering, Says UCLA. CLLS Cells Clear Leukemia - Reuters Link
New kind of "designer" immune cells clear baby's leukemia
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By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an "off-the-shelf" cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. The gene-edited cell treatment was prepared by scientists at GOSH and University College London (UCL) together with the French biotech firm Cellectis, which is now funding full clinical trials. "This is a landmark in the use of new gene engineering technology and the effects for this child have been staggering," said Waseem Qasim, a professor of Cell and Gene Therapy at UCLA and immunologist at GOSH who worked on her medical team. Cellectis working with the U.S. giant Pfizer , as well
as Novartis believes its method is faster and cheaper than creating single patient-specific gene therapies
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Valeant analyst commentary
Valeant weakness an opportunity , says BofA/Merrill. BofA/Merrill analyst Sumant S. Kulkarni believes Valeant's diverse business mix and asset base, with low relative product-concentration risk, will drive robust cash flow and help deleverage to less than 4x adjusted EBITDA by the end of 2016.
Kulkarni price target on Valeant shares $173 and maintains his Buy rating.
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“a patient with beta-thalassemia major treated by Professor Cavazzana in 2007 in the LG001 study using the first-generation HPV569 lentiviral vector. Following approximately seven years of transfusion independence, subject 1003 has recently required two blood transfusions after experiencing clinical symptoms of anemia. Importantly, both the expression of HbAT87Q and the vector copy number in peripheral blood leukocytes, a measure of the persistence of the gene therapy, have remained largely unchanged.
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