Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Foundation Fighting Blindness invests $8.25 million in gene therapy research

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Foundation Fighting Blindness, a national nonprofit dedicated to advancing sight-saving research, has reported an $8.25 million investment in six new gene therapy research projects that are targeted to have treatments ready for clinical trials within three years. The grants focus on treating a broad range of retinal degenerative diseases and will be allocated through the Foundation’s Translational Research Acceleration Program, which funds research efforts with strong, near-term clinical potential.

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