Spray-on gene therapy study research for EB

RenovaCare Inc., developer of patented technologies for spraying self-donated stem cells for the regeneration of skin and other organs and tissues, have announced that the Company’s novel SkinGun™ is now being used to apply regenerative cells in a preclinical study of new gene therapies, underway at King’s College London. Researchers are using the SkinGun™ to ultra-gently spray gene-supplemented cells for accelerated wound healing in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB).

“Patient-friendly effective therapies for RDEB are desperately needed. Our preclinical investigation of this new gene therapy with the SkinGun™ provides for a non-invasive gentle spray of regenerative cells to the wound site in order to improve the wound site and minimize pain,” explained Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Su Lwin, Dermatology Registrar and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and King’s College London.

 “This preclinical study will provide us with essential spray-on gene therapy data required for human applications,” stated Dr Michael Antoniou, Head of the Gene Expression and Therapy Group at the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics of King’s College London, and Co-Principal Investigator of this study.

The preclinical gene therapy study is the result of a Research Agreement entered into between RenovaCare and King’s College London. 

Dr. Su Lwin, Dr Michael Antoniou and Professor John McGrath are Co-Principal Investigators of this spray-on gene therapy study.

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DEBRA have also produced a lay summary outlining the details of this research project - read the full summary here.

article credit: RenovaCare