The collaboration will enable Oxford Genetics and MeiraGTx to develop novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors, as well as packaging and producer cell lines.
Dr Paul Brooks, CCO at Oxford Genetics, said: “The agreement further demonstrates that our business model for early access to our technologies is resonating with the biotherapeutic industry. Through such partnerships we will ultimately deliver real benefits to patients by helping our partners reduce therapeutic development time and achieving earlier market approval.”
The companies aim to create a fully scalable AAV production system that can satisfy the requirements for increased viral vector yields, process robustness and product efficacy.
Dr Ryan Cawood, CEO at Oxford Genetics, said: “We are delighted to be working alongside the MeiraGTx team on such an exciting project, which will take us another step forward in our vision to deliver breakthrough technologies to the biotherapeutic industry.”
“By creating advanced AAV production systems we aim to power the expansion of gene therapy as it moves towards addressing the more common disease indications that present technologies cannot satisfy.”