New leadership at TIGEM: Alberto Auricchio appointed as director at the Telethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine in Pozzuoli (NA)

A new chapter in a 30-year history: passing on the torch is Andrea Ballabio, who directed the Institute since its foundation in 1994.

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Fondazione Telethon announces commitment to make gene therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome available to patients

On the eve of the 26th World Rare Disease Day, Fondazione Telethon announces its commitment to ensure that gene therapy for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a rare genetic disease of the immune system, will be available in the next future.

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Fondazione Telethon and Orchard Therapeutics complete transfer of marketing authorization of Strimvelis for ADA-SCID in Europe

Una nuova sfida per Telethon, che amplia i confini della propria missione

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Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Telethon: 21 projects funded with 5 million euros for basic research in rare diseases

The best projects of the 2022 call for basic research from all over Italy to study still obscure portions of our genetic heritage have been funded. The collaboration between Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Telethon continues: 21 new basic research projects have been funded for a total of about 5 million euros. The goal of the […]

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Orchard Therapeutics Receives EC Approval for Libmeldy™ for the Treatment of Early-Onset Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD)

First gene therapy to receive full EU marketing authorization for eligible MLD patients. One-time treatment with Libmeldy has been shown to preserve motor and cognitive function. Achievement shared with research alliance partners Fondazione Telethon and Ospedale San Raffaele.

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Awarded Telethon Farmindustria Prize to three young researchers

Farmindustria and Fondazione Telethon have awarded three prizes of 10,000 euros to young researchers who work in the neonatology field.

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Fondazione Roche rewards a young researcher of Tigem in Naples

Funded the research project by Paolo Grumati dedicated to the study of a neurodegenerative disease that causes generalized sensory loss.

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Potential adverse reaction to gene therapy in a patient treated with Strimvelis for the treatment of ADA-SCID

Fondazione Telethon has recently learned that a patient suffering from a rare immunodeficiency of genetic origin, ADA-SCID, and treated in 2016 with gene therapy has developed leukemia.

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Groundbreaking Gene Therapies for Hereditary Diseases

Alessandro Aiuti, a physician and research scientist from Milan, receives the Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research 2020 endowed with 2.5 million euros.

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