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Excision BioTherapeutics’ Groundbreaking Gene Therapy for HIV: A Closer Look


Excision BioTherapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has recently made headlines with its announcement regarding the publication of pre-clinical data supporting its innovative CRISPR-based gene therapy candidate, EBT-101. This therapy is designed to functionally cure HIV-1. Here’s a detailed summary of the press release: Key Findings: CEO’s Statement: Daniel Dornbusch, the Chief Executive Officer of Excision, […]

First Female Patient Remains HIV-Free 5 Years After Stem Cell Transplant

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A woman who underwent a stem cell transplant to cure her HIV infection has remained virus-free for five years, according to a report on Live Science. The patient, who was diagnosed with leukemia and HIV, received the transplant from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that provides resistance to HIV. This groundbreaking procedure, also […]

Another Patient Cleared of HIV with Stem Cell Transplant

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A 53-year-old man in Germany, referred to as the ‘Düsseldorf patient’, has become the fifth person to be declared cleared of HIV after a bone marrow transplant that replaced his cells with HIV-resistant stem cells from a donor. The procedure was first used on Timothy Ray Brown, the ‘Berlin patient,’ in 2007, and later on […]

Third Person with HIV Cured by Stem Cell Transplant

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A breakthrough stem cell treatment has likely cured a third person of HIV. The stem cell transplant combined adult stem cells taken from a relative’s blood along with umbilical cord blood that was genetically matched from a cord blood bank. The cord blood contained genetic mutation resistant to HIV which caused the patient’s immune system […]