gene therapy for hearing loss

Akouos Discloses Lead Program, AK-OTOF, a Potential Gene Therapy Treatment for Sensorineural Hearing Loss

BOSTON, MASS. – Akouos, a precision genetic medicine company developing gene therapies to restore and preserve hearing, today disclosed its lead program, AK-OTOF, a gene therapy focused on restoring hearing in individuals with sensorineural hearing loss due to mutations in the otoferlin (OTOF) gene. Normal otoferlin function enables the sensory cells of the ear (hair…

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Akouos Announces New Executive Leadership Team Appointments

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Akouos, a precision genetic medicine company developing gene therapies to restore and preserve hearing, announced two key leadership appointments this week. Gregory Robinson, Ph.D., has joined the company as chief scientific officer, and co-founder Michael McKenna, M.D., expands his role to full-time chief medical officer.   Using Gene Therapy to Restore and…

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Frequency Therapeutics Launches US Clinical Trials of Hearing Loss Drug; Akouos Raises $50M for Gene Therapy R&D

Biotech startup, Frequency Therapeutics, announced today that the first patients have been treated in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial to evaluate the company’s investigative compound FX-322, the company’s lead Progenitor Cell Activation (PCA) candidate for hearing restoration. The randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will assess the safety of FX-322 given by intratympanic administration in adult patients…

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Boston-Based Biotech, Akouos, Nets $7.5M Investment to “Restore and Preserve Hearing”

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Biotechnology startup, Akouos, announced that it has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. The company, which was spun out of the Harvard Innovation Labs, is developing novel therapies and delivery systems to prevent hearing loss and restore hearing in genetically defined populations. New Enterprise Associates (NEA), who led the seed funding along…

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