Wednesday, December 13, 2006 7:30:00 AM PDT | VentureDeal Staff
NC -- Asklepios BioPharmaceuticals has landed a
$2.5 million grant from the Muscular Dystrophy Association to continue clinical
human trials of its gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The grant is the largest ever by the Muscular Dystrophy Association and will be
matched by the company. The purpose of the trials is to deliver the
therapy into multiple muscles in animals, since it has proven to be safe in
single muscle human trials.
The privately-held company was originally spun out of the University
of North Carolina at Chapel
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