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As a world-leading gene therapy company, we are continuously advancing AAV therapeutics, discovering new technology, forging new research collaborations, and adding amazing talent to our team.

AskBio and AveXis Finalize License

CHAPEL HILL, N.C.– June 17, 2015 –Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) and AveXis, Inc. (AveXis) have announced entering into a license agreement, which grants AveXis rights…
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April 1, 2020

Few Women at the Helm of Life Science Companies

NC Biotechnology Center

March 13, 2020

Tim Kelly Joins AskBio as President of Manufacturing

Manufacturing Chemist

February 5, 2020

What’s Holding Back Gene Therapy?

MedPage Today

January 6, 2020

What Duke University Has in Common with Yale, UC Berkeley

Triangle Business Journal

January 6, 2020

Top 10 Young Companies in the Money 2019

GEN Engineering News

December 16, 2020

A New Pair of Genes

NC Economic Development Guide | Business North Carolina

November 9, 2019

R. Jude Samulski:  Gene Therapy’s Guiding Force

Pharmaceutical Executive

June 06, 2019

Top 10 Gene Therapy Companies in 2019


April 11, 2019

AskBio Banks $235 Million Investment To Accelerate Growth

Triangle Business Journal

April 11, 2019

M&A Wrap

Mergers & Acquisitions

January 29, 2019

Jude Samulski Named to North Carolina Power 100

Business North Carolina

Let’s connect at an upcoming event. Check out the conferences and events we are attending and where we are speaking.

Upcoming Events

Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders Europe

Jul 15

We’re speaking at the Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders Europe conference, which will be held as a virtual meeting on July 15, 2020. The conference unites industry leaders to help them overcome translational challenges and successfully bring CNS gene therapy candidates into the clinic.

The Art of Gene Therapy Digital Summit

Jul 28

Jul 29

Register today for The Art of Gene Therapy Digital Summit, a live two-day event on July 28-29, 2020, and join AskBio’s Andy Holt for the Next Decade of Gene Therapy panel on July 29, 11am-12pm ET.

Advanced Therapies Congress 2020 | London

Sep 7

Sep 9

Join AskBio Europe President David Venables on for his presentation “Maximizing Value from the Expression Cassette in Gene Therapy Product Design.”

Meeting on the Mesa 2020 | Virtual

Oct 12

Oct 16

We’re a proud sponsor of the 2020 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa conference.

Past Events

BIO Digital 2020

Jun 8

Jun 12

Join us, the Buzz of BIO winner, for BIO Digital 2020. We have two on-demand sessions – our company presentation and “The Role of New Technologies in Enabling Cell & Gene Therapies” panel discussion.

Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference

Jun 2

Jun 4

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail will present at the Jefferies Virtual Healthcare Conference on June 2 from 9:30-9:55am.

Chardan 4th Annual Genetic Medicines Manufacturing Summit

May 26

Join AskBio’s Tim Kelly and Andy Holt on Tuesday, May 26, for Chardan’s 4th Annual Genetic Medicines Manufacturing Summit, which will be held in a virtual format this year.

ASGCT 2020 | Virtual Meeting

May 12

May 15

We’re looking forward to ASGCT 2020, which will be held May 12-15, 2020. We have a number of oral and poster presentations scheduled.

Meeting on the Med 2020 | Barcelona

Apr 15

Apr 17

Meeting on the Med 2020 has been canceled. It will be held April 7-9, 2021 in Barcelona.

OCT Southeast 2020 | Research Triangle Park, NC

Mar 31

Apr 1

OCT Southeast 2020 has been postponed. Stay tuned for new dates.

Gene Therapy in Edinburgh

Mar 26

This meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

2020 MDA Clinical & Scientific Conference | Orlando

Mar 22

Mar 25

This meeting has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

CED Venture Connect 2020

Mar 19

CED has postponed the Venture Connect conference and will reschedule this event for a later date in 2020.

11th Open Scientific EIP Symposium on Immunogenicity of Biopharmaceuticals | Lisbon

Feb 17

Feb 19

Join David Favre, VP Translational Medicine, for “AAV Immunogenicity: Novel Vectors & New Questions” on Feb. 18, 10am.

Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) | 2020 Cell & Gene Therapies State of the Industry

Jan 13

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail joined gene therapy leaders for the Next-Generation Gene and Cell Technologies panel. [Video]

Springboard Enterprises’ 13th Annual Winners’ Circle Dinner

Oct 23

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail was recognized at Springboard Enterprises’ 13th Annual Winners’ Circle Dinner, as the 2019 Northstar honoree.

Chardan Genetic Medicines Conference

Oct 7

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail presented at the 3rd annual Chardan Genetic Medicines Conference in New York.

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

Oct 2

Sheila Mikhail, CEO, of AskBio presented our differentiating capabilities, technology and therapeutic pipeline.

National Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Conference

Aug 30

Joy Carson and Sharon Hesterlee, joined patients, families and leading stakeholders at the first-annual National Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Conference in support of the LGMD patient community in Chicago.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 25th Annual Conference

Jun 25

AskBio’s Jude Samulski and Sharon Hesterlee joined the 25th Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy in Orlando.

Gene Therapy Panel (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine)

Apr 23

AskBio’s Andy Holt, VP Business Development & Manufacturing, participated on the gene therapy panel at the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine meeting held in April 2019. [Video]

The Growing Promise of Gene Therapy Approaches

Aug 20

Josh Grieger, PhD, Chief Technology Officer at AskBio, presented “The Growing Promise of Gene Therapy Approaches” at an NIH-hosted meeting. [Video]

Media Inquiries

We take pride in our relationships with media representatives. Our scientific experts are always available if needed for interviews and their insights.

Media Contact:

Robin Fastenau, Vice President, Communications