Author Archives: Joana Carvalho

Astellas, Audentes Merger May Lead to New Exon-skipping Treatments for MD

Astellas Pharma recently agreed to acquire Audentes Therapeutics, a move it expects will result in faster development of potentially best-in-class therapies for rare neuromuscular diseases, including muscular dystrophy (MD). Audentes’ vectorized exon-skipping technology — which uses a modified adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector to allow cells to…