The Amicus facility encompasses 75,000 square feet of the top three floors of a new building located on Market Street in Philadelphia. The space includes office space, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories. It’s expected to provide space for approximately 200 researchers and drug developers focused exclusively on gene therapies.
We have been covering the biomanufacturing workforce at length this year because it remains one of the most important topics for companies in today’s near full-employment job market.
Discovery Labs suburban Philadelphia campus gained a new tenant, the University of Pennsylvania Gene Therapy Program (GTP), which focuses on the development of AAV-based gene therapies for rare and orphan genetic diseases with high unmet needs.
Gyroscope Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing treatments for eye diseases, filed a Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing its intention to begin selling American Depository Shares on the Nasdaq Exchange under the ticker symbol “VISN.” At the time of its filing this week, Gyroscope said it has not yet set the pricing terms for its stock. The $100 million is a placeholder figure. Based on positive clinical activity, and a recent financing round, the company is likely to raise significantly more than $100 million.
Neil Sheppard is an Immunologist educated in the UK at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford. He has over 18 years’ experience in the fields of vaccines and immunotherapies, including over a dozen years leading drug discovery and development programs in Big Pharma and Biotech.
For decades, the United States and the United Kingdom have enjoyed a special relationship that crosses political, economic, and military lines. But, the two nations also share a similar comradery in the Life Sciences arena, and prominent biotech hubs like the BioHealth Capital Region and Philadelphia showcase that connection.