Navigation Links
Sangamo BioSciences Announces Expansion of Research and License Agreement With Genentech for ZFP Technology for Protein Pharmaceutical Production
Date:2/27/2008

Companies Agree to Expanded Access to ZFN Technology To Potentially Improve

Protein Production

RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) today announced that it has entered into a second Research and License Agreement with Genentech, Inc. expanding on the original agreement to include additional targets for potential improvement of production cell lines using Sangamo's proprietary zinc finger DNA-binding protein nuclease (ZFN) technology.

"We are pleased to expand our relationship with Genentech, a company that has always operated at the cutting edge of innovative development," said Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and chief executive officer. "Under this second non-exclusive, research and commercial license agreement, Sangamo will design and engineer additional ZFNs that target genes identified by Genentech to potentially improve protein pharmaceutical production in mammalian cells. This further agreement strengthens our belief that there is a growing appreciation of the value of our technology which provides a rapid, reliable and highly specific method to efficiently alter genes in eukaryotic cells."

Sangamo announced a strategic relationship with Sigma-Aldrich in July 2007 aimed at commercializing the research aspects of the ZFP technology in several areas, including the field of protein production. "As a Sangamo partner, Sigma is fully committed to bringing this powerful new technology to the scientific research community in the form of future products and services, which we believe will lead to a new era of scientific endeavor," said David Smoller, Ph.D., President of Sigma-Aldrich's Research Biotech Unit.

ZFPs are the dominant class of naturally occurring transcription factors in organisms from yeast to humans. Transcription factors, which are found in the nucleus of every cell, bind to DNA to regulate gene expression. Though there are many kinds of transcription factors, only ZFPs are amenable to engineering and precise targeting to a particular gene or genes of interest. ZFNs are engineered forms of ZFPs that also contain a nuclease component, which can induce modification of a target gene of interest.

About Sangamo

Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. is focused on the research and development of novel DNA-binding proteins for therapeutic gene regulation and modification. The most advanced ZFP Therapeutic(TM) development program is currently in Phase 2 clinical trials for evaluation of safety and clinical effect in patients with diabetic neuropathy. Phase 1 clinical trials are ongoing to evaluate a ZFP Therapeutic for peripheral artery disease. Other therapeutic development programs are focused on stem cell mobilization, ALS, cancer, HIV/AIDS, neuropathic pain, nerve regeneration, Parkinson's disease and monogenic diseases. Sangamo's core competencies enable the engineering of a class of DNA-binding proteins known as zinc finger DNA-binding proteins (ZFPs). By engineering ZFPs that recognize a specific DNA sequence Sangamo has created ZFP transcription factors (ZFP TF(TM)) that can control gene expression and, consequently, cell function. Sangamo is also developing sequence-specific ZFP Nucleases (ZFN(TM)) for gene modification. Sangamo has established strategic partnerships with companies outside of the human therapeutic space including Dow AgroSciences, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation and several companies applying its ZFP Technology to enhance the production of protein pharmaceuticals. For more information about Sangamo, visit the company's web site at http://www.sangamo.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on Sangamo's current expectations. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, references to the research and development of novel ZFP TFs and ZFNs, strategic relationship with collaborators, clinical trials and therapeutic applications of Sangamo's ZFP technology platform. Actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including technological challenges, the ability of Sangamo and its collaborators to develop commercially viable products and technological developments by our competitors. See the company's SEC filings, and in particular, the risk factors described in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Sangamo assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Sangamo BioSciences, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Sangamo BioSciences Presents Data Demonstrating In Vivo Protection Against HIV Infection by CCR5-ZFN Therapeutic
2. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference
3. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the 2007 BIO InvestorForum
4. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Third Quarter 2007 Conference Call and Webcast
5. Sangamo BioSciences Announces ZFP Therapeutic Data From Nerve Regeneration Program at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
6. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference
7. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the BMO Capital Markets Health Care Conference
8. Sangamo BioSciences to Webcast Presentations at Investor and Analyst Briefing
9. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2007 Conference Call and Webcast
10. Sangamo BioSciences to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference
11. Dow AgroSciences, Sangamo BioSciences Announce the Achievement of Key Milestone in Plant Agriculture Collaboration
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... February 11, 2016 , ... Global ... treatment clinic in Quito, Ecuador. The new facility will provide advanced protocols and ... from around the world. , The new GSCG clinic is headed by ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... 2016 ASAE is introducing a hybrid membership ... (AMC) the option of joining or renewing through an ... by staff size, every employee in any size association ... reap all available member benefits.   John ... membership options will allow organizations of any size and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Benchmark Research, a fully-integrated network of ... principal investigators (PI) to the roles of Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Research and ... Chu, a Benchmark Research PI in the Austin office, will assume the role ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... Curoverse announced today that the ... provides capabilities for managing and processing genomic and health data at petabyte scale. ... collecting and analyzing genomic data,” said Adam Berrey chief executive officer at Curoverse. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:2/9/2016)... (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software and ... ended December 31, 2015.  --> ... million, an increase of 61% compared to $4.3 million in the ... 2015 was $2.6 million compared to $0.2 million in the fourth ... Higher revenue and operating income in the fourth quarter of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , February 8, 2016 ... payment platform which presents innovation for clients, comfort ... feature called VoiceKey. --> Worldcore ... presents innovation for clients, comfort and unbeatable security, ... --> Worldcore is the ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 4, 2016 ... is apparently one of the most popular hubs ... Project, MetaHIT and other huge studies of human ... that past few years, the microbiome space has ... applied biomedical research. This report focuses on ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):