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May 11, 2023

AskBio Announces 11 Presentations at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy 26th Annual Meeting in 2023

Research Triangle Park, N.C.– MAY 11, 2023 – Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), a gene therapy company wholly owned and independently operated as a subsidiary of Bayer AG, will deliver 11 presentations offering insights into the research and development of adeno-associated virus (AAV) therapies for a range of diseases at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 26th Annual Meeting taking place May 16–20, 2023, in Los Angeles, USA.  AskBio presentations cover pre-clinical research into immune responses to AAV, data on methods to improve the efficacy of AAV-gene therapy and research into improved analytics and bioassays. A symposium on a platform approach to AAV manufacturing will also be presented by AskBio’s subsidiary Viralgen.   “Our breadth of scientific presence at ASGCT reflects the type of cutting edge pre-clinical research our teams undertake, which we believe is essential for the development of successful gene therapies in the future,” said Jude Samulski, Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of AskBio. “We look forward to presenting updates on pioneering work that spans the subtlety of AAV vector design, quantifiable transgene expression and preclinical efficacy, with the aim of furthering AAV therapy for additional unmet clinical needs.” With an ambitious portfolio of gene therapies at various stages of research and development, AskBio continues to develop AAV-based therapies to treat some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, including congestive heart failure, Huntington’s disease, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, multiple system atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and Pompe disease. By targeting these therapy areas, AskBio aims to deliver breakthrough treatments that could benefit more than 35 million patients worldwide.1–7  AskBio’s presentations at ASGCT include: About AskBio Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), a wholly owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a fully integrated gene therapy company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines and changing lives. The company maintains a portfolio of clinical programs across a range of neuromuscular, central nervous system, cardiovascular and metabolic disease indications with a clinical-stage pipeline that includes therapeutics for congestive heart failure, Huntington’s disease, limb-girdle muscular dystrophy, multiple system atrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and Pompe disease. AskBio’s gene therapy platform includes Pro10™, an industry-leading proprietary cell line manufacturing process, and an extensive capsid and promoter library. With global headquarters in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and European headquarters in Edinburgh, Scotland, the company has generated hundreds of proprietary capsids and promoters, several of which have entered clinical testing. An early innovator in the gene therapy field, with over 800 employees in five countries, the company holds more than 750 patents in areas such as AAV production and chimeric and self-complementary capsids. Learn more at or follow us on LinkedIn.  About Viralgen  Viralgen, an independently operated Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), was founded in 2017 as a joint venture between AskBio and Columbus Venture Partners (a venture capital firm based in Spain). As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of cGMP-certified AAV, Viralgen uses the Pro10TM based suspension manufacturing platform, a technology licensed from AskBio and developed by CTO Josh Grieger and co-founder R. Jude Samulski, PhD, at University of North Carolina. It is believed that the news

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