Interesting Hedge, I wonder if the FDA will approve this, will the Cytori machine be used? From the earlier post that FAS put up on the Mayo Clinic trial, Mayo used the Cytori machine because they found it to produce the purest form of cells.
10 Oct 2017 09:12 - 10 Oct 2017 09:13#10220by myownhedgefund
This is gene therapy NOT stem cell therapy !
Also, note the response rate vs what Cytori often produces
While it wont fix every indication, gene therapy has the potential to help many gene based disorders.
Of course, I once thought stem cell therapy could also have a broad application...LOL
In my view which is shared by a lot of people- just not Big Pharma- genetic disorders account for- at most- 10% of recognized disorders. The rest is induced by lifestyle and metabolic issues.
The danger being that they are going to treat metabolic issues with gene therapy, which will be a disaster.
Anyway- everybody must have heard of CAR-T technology- the big thing that all of pharma is chasing now and which I have been following for 4-5 years now, but have not written about. (will not start that too) Novartis recently got the first approval in Europe for one of these things which received a lot of criticism because of the price tag.
Board moderator and Site-owner. I still regret the day I started analysing the prospects of MacroPore (now Cytori) back in 2004- a left-over from the tech-bubble at that time from the century change in my portfolio- and became addicted to Cytori´s fat cell technology.
I like what the CRISPR tech may bring...although messing with DNA can be scary.
As far as lifestyle and health...certainly a factor...but reactions to the same bad habits can be quite different in individuals and thus finding what makes one more susceptible than another may be helped by such investigations in the future.
Anyway...it was OT and advancements in science I always find interesting