Gary J . Kurtzman

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Hemophilia B is a severe X-linked bleeding diathesis caused by the absence of functional blood coagulation factor IX, and is an excellent candidate for treatment of a genetic disease by gene therapy. Using an adeno-associated viral vector, we demonstrate sustained expression (>17 months) of factor IX in a large-animal model at levels that would have a(More)
We developed a scaleable production system for adeno-associated virus type 5 (AAV5)-based vectors using a replication-defective recombinant herpes simplex type 1 virus (rHSV) containing the rep and cap genes of AAV5. Multiple rHSV isolates containing AAV5 rep and cap with normal or altered p5 promoter elements were constructed and tested in vector(More)
Recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) vectors are betegrated as a single copy with expression at approximately ing evaluated for gene therapy applications. Using purified 50% the level of an endogenous g globin gene. A second rAAV containing a mutationally marked globin gene (g*) vector, rHS32g*3*RE, containing the regulatory element and sites 2, 3, and(More)
B19 parvovirus has been shown to persist in some immunocompromised patients, and treatment with specific antibodies can lead to decreased quantities of circulating virus and hematologic improvement. A defective immune response to B19 parvovirus in these patients was shown by comparison of results using a capture RIA and immunoblotting. In normal(More)
Venture capital has tended to shy away from diagnostics companies, whose products are not predicated on the blockbuster model of pharmaceuticals. But several new diagnostics companies are developing products that hold immense potential to improve healthcare delivery. Here's why venture investors should take another look at the diagnostics area.
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