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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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February 3, 2021

Genomic Visions: Where Are We Now?

GEN Engineering News

January 21, 2021

How Two Scientific Pioneers Teamed up to Run AskBio

BioPharma Dive

December 11, 2020

Jude Samulski Named 2020 Business Person of the Year

Triangle Business Journal

December 2, 2020

Bayer Continues Its Cell and Gene Therapy Push

Endpoints News

November 27, 2020

Making Gene Therapies Accessible to Patients with Ultra-Rare Conditions

RARECast | Global Genes Podcast

July 20, 2020

Researchers Hope Experimental Gene Therapy Is an Answer to a Fatal Genetic Disorder

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NPR | All Things Considered

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, 2019

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

Proclinical

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

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Past Events

2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit

Jul 13

Jul 14

The 2021 STAT Breakthrough Science Summit will take you inside these innovations, examining how they’re being developed, adopted, and paid for. We’ll also take a look at the breakthroughs that haven’t yet hit the market, but have the potential to redefine health and medicine in the years to come.

BIO International Convention — BIO Digital

Jun 16

For 2021, the BIO International Convention will be held virtually as BIO Digital. BIO Digital will feature sessions on key sessions, including a discussion on gene therapy, including an industry panel on new approaches and challenges to developing and delivering genetic medicines.

Gene Therapy for Muscular Disorders

May 25

May 27

The first industry-dedicated Gene Therapy for Muscular Disorders Summit will focus on overcoming the translational and clinical challenges of developing genetic therapies targeting muscular disorders, including Pompe Disease and Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD).

East Coast CNS Therapeutics Xchange 2021

May 24

May 26

The East Coast CNS Therapeutics Xchange 2021 brings together executives from pharma and biotech to address and find solutions to the key issues faced in developing CNS therapies.

Advanced Therapies Congress & Expo 2021

May 19

May 21

The Advanced Therapies Congress & Expo 2021 is dedicated to commercialization of cell and gene therapies and regenerative medicines.

ASGCT 2021 | Virtual Meeting

May 11

May 14

We’re looking forward to the ASGCT 2021 Virtual Meeting being held held May 11-14, 2021. We have a number of presentations and sessions scheduled.

Gene Therapy Europe 2021

May 5

May 6

Join us at Gene Therapy Europe, an online congress from May 5-6, 2021 that will feature in-depth discussions on advanced analytical strategies and next-gen technologies to progress gene therapy development from discovery to clinical stages.

2021 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mediterranean

Apr 6

Apr 9

Tune into our on-demand sessions. David Venables, President, AskBio Europe, delivers the company presentation, and Kathy High, President, Therapeutics, is a panelist for “Large Cap Cell and Gene Therapy Strategies.”

BioProcess International U.S. West 2021

Mar 29

Mar 31

Andy Holt, EVP, Commercial Development, will present “Platform Development in AAV Manufacturing: Cost & Timeline Impact on Clinical Development” on March 30 (1:15-1:35pm PDT) at the BioProcess International U.S. West 2021 conference.

CED Venture Connect 2021

Mar 23

Join AskBio CTO Josh Grieger on March 23 at CED Venture Connect 2021 for the Founders Discussion: Viral Vector Manufacturing in RTP.

BIO Europe Spring 2021

Mar 22

Mar 25

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail is a panelist for “Patient-Centered Drug Development in an Age of Cell and Gene Therapies,” which is available on demand throughout BIO Europe Spring.

9th Neurodegenerative Drug Development Summit

Feb 23

Join Dr. Krys Bankiewicz for the Emerging Gene Therapy Technology for Neurodegenerative Diseases workshop at the 9th Neurodegenerative Drug Development Summit on February 23, 2021.

4th Annual Gene Therapy for Rare Disorders

Feb 22

Feb 25

Join us at the 4th Annual Gene Therapy for Rare Disorders conference, which will be held as a virtual event from February 22-25, 2021. AskBio’s Dr. David Favre will present “Immunotherapeutic Interventions” on Feb. 25 at 1:30pm ET.

WORLDSymposium 2021

Feb 8

Feb 12

AskBio is an exhibitor at WORLDSymposium 2021, which will be held as a virtual event from February 8-12, 2021.

RE(ACT) Congress & IRDiRC Conference

Jan 13

Jan 15

Join gene therapy expert Nathalie Cartier-Lacave for the Advanced Therapies panel at the RE(ACT) Congress & IRDiRC Conference, which will be held as a virtual meeting from January 13-15, 2021.

Biotech Showcase 2021

Jan 11

Jan 15

Join AskBio CEO and co-founder Sheila Mikhail and Marianne De Backer, EVP, Head of Strategy, Business Development & Licensing and Executive Committee Member at Bayer AG Pharmaceuticals, for an ON DEMAND fireside chat for insights on the recent acquisition.

2nd Annual Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders

Dec 8

Dec 10

Jude Samulski will present at the 2nd Annual Gene Therapy for Neurological Disorders conference on Dec. 10, 2020.

Chief Medical Officer Summit 360

Oct 26

Oct 27

Join us at the 8th annual Chief Medical Officer Summit, the largest gathering of physicians in biotech, to be held virtually from October 26-27, 2020.

Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

Oct 12

Oct 16

AskBio is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa. CEO Sheila Mikhail will deliver a pre-recorded company presentation that will be available on demand to registered attendees from October 12-16, 2020.

Chardan 4th Annual Genetic Medicines Conference

Oct 6

AskBio will present at the Chardan 4th Annual Genetic Medicines Conference, which will be held as a virtual event Oct 5-6, 2020.

Longwood Healthcare Leaders Forum – Fall 2020

Oct 5

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail will participate on a panel discussion among biopharmaceutical leaders at the Longwood Healthcare Leaders Forum on Monday, October 5, 2020.

Jefferies Gene Therapy/Editing Summit 2020

Oct 1

Oct 2

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail will present on Friday, Oct 2, from 10:30-10:55am ET at the Jefferies Gene Therapy/Editing Summit 2020, which will be held as a virtual meeting.

Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2020

Sep 14

Sep 18

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail will participate in a fireside chat at the Morgan Stanley Virtual 18th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Advanced Therapies Congress 2020

Sep 8

Sep 11

Join AskBio Europe President David Venables for his presentation “Maximizing Value from the Expression Cassette in Gene Therapy Product Design” on Sept. 8.

The Bioprocessing Summit 2020

Aug 24

Aug 28

We’re presenting at the 12th Annual Bioprocessing Summit, which will be held virtually from Aug 24-28, 2020.

William Blair Biotech Focus Conference 2020

Aug 4

Aug 6

AskBio CEO Sheila Mikhail will participate in a fireside chat presentation at the William Blair Biotech Focus Conference, which will be held as a virtual event August 4-6, 2020.

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.

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.

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. You can also download a copy of her presentation at this link.

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:

Mark Marmur, Vice President, Communications