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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, UNC Team Up to Develop Gene Therapy for Angelman Syndrome
WRAL Techwire
March 24, 2020

Big Pharma Shied Away from Gene Therapy for Years. Academia Picked Up the Slack.
BioPharma Dive
March 17, 2020

Tim Kelly Joins AskBio as President of Manufacturing
Manufacturing Chemist
March 13, 2020

What’s Holding Back Gene Therapy?
MedPage Today
February 19, 2020

AskBio Initiates Phase I Trial of Gene Therapy for Heart Failure
Clinical Trials Arena
February 5, 2020

AskFirst: AskBio’s New Gene Therapy Program for Clinical Trial Patients
WRAL TechWire
February 3, 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
January 6, 2020

Triangle-based AskBio to Pay up to $240M for Rights to Use Gene Therapy Technology
WRAL TechWire
December 19, 2019

A New Pair of Genes
NC Economic Development Guide | Business North Carolina
December 16, 2020

2020: New Decade, New Disruption:  Cell and Gene Therapy to Eradicate Genetic Diseases
Medical Expo
December 3, 2019

SQZ Biotech and AskBio Collaborate to Overcome AAV Immunogenicity
Manufacturing Chemist
December 3, 2019

R. Jude Samulski:  Gene Therapy’s Guiding Force
Pharmaceutical Executive
November 9, 2019

Triangle Life Science Exec Sheila Mikhail Shines as ‘Northstar’ Award Winner
WRAL TechWire
October 24, 2019

Cover Story: AskBio’s Tumultuous Ride to Achieve Unicorn Status
Triangle Business Journal
July 09, 2019

Top 10 Gene Therapy Companies in 2019
June 06, 2019

Meet Sheila Mikhail, Co-Founder of AskBio
May 28, 2019

How This Promising Gene Therapy for a Rare Neuromuscular Disease Was Fueled by Passionate Parents and a Dog
Genetic Literacy Project
May 7, 2019

AskBio Gets $235 Million in Gene Therapy Support
WRAL TechWire
April 12, 2019

AskBio Banks $235 Million Investment To Accelerate Growth
Triangle Business Journal
April 11, 2019

TPG, VIDA Back AskBio in $235 Million Round
April 11, 2019

AskBio’s $235 Million Financing Provides Clues to the Direction of Gene Therapy Investment
April 11, 2019

M&A Wrap
Mergers & Acquisitions
April 11, 2019

AskBio Reels in $235M to Ramp Up Gene Therapy Clinical Trials, Manufacturing
April 11, 2019

Jude Samulski Named to North Carolina Power 100
Business North Carolina
January 29, 2019

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

Upcoming Events

OCT Southeast 2020 | Research Triangle Park, NC

March 31, 2020

April 1, 2020

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

Meeting on the Med 2020 | Barcelona

April 15, 2020

April 17, 2020

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

Advanced Therapies Congress 2020 | London

September 7, 2020

September 9, 2020

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

Past Events

Gene Therapy in Edinburgh

March 26, 2020

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

2020 MDA Clinical & Scientific Conference | Orlando

March 22, 2020

March 25, 2020

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

CED Venture Connect 2020

March 19, 2020

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

February 17, 2020

February 19, 2020

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

January 13, 2020

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

October 23, 2019

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

Chardan Genetic Medicines Conference

October 7, 2019

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

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

October 2, 2019

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

National Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Conference

August 30, 2019

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

June 25, 2019

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

Gene Therapy Panel (Alliance for Regenerative Medicine)

April 23, 2019

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

August 20, 2018

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