Interview in BioStock, CombiGene on the International Epilepsy Day and the pharmaceutical authorities’ positive response
Yesterday was International Epilepsy Day which aims to put the spotlight on a devastating disease caused by overactive nerve cells in the brain. According to WHO, epilepsy affects about 50 million people worldwide, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Approximately 30 percent of patients are not helped by existing drugs. BioStock reached out to Jan Nilsson, CEO of the gene therapy company CombiGene, who next year is planning to begin studies in humans with the genetherapy candidate CG01.
CombiGene’s lead project CG01 has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823282
CombiGene’s vision is to provide patients affected by severe life-altering diseases with the prospect of a better life through novel gene therapies. CombiGene’s business concept is to develop effective gene therapies for severe life-altering diseases where adequate treatment is currently lacking. Development assets are sourced from an external research network and developed to achieve clinical proof of concept. Drug candidates for common diseases will be co-developed and commercialized through strategic partnerships, while the company may manage this process on its own for drugs targeting niched patient populations. The company is public and listed on the Swedish marketplace Nasdaq First North Growth Market and the company’s Certified Advisor is FNCA Sweden AB, +46 (0)852 80 03 99 email@example.com.