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Start of Phase I/II Gene Therapy Clinical Trial for Hemophilia B
Date:3/10/2010

AMSTERDAM, March 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics (Euronext: AMT), a leader in the field of human gene therapy, announced today that the first patient has been dosed in the Phase I/II exploratory clinical trial with a gene therapy product for hemophilia B, a seriously debilitating and potentially lethal disease.

The trial is an open label dose-escalation study using a vector-gene combination developed at the renowned St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Dr. Arthur W. Nienhuis of St. Jude is the principal investigator of the on-going trial. The work was initiated at St. Jude more than a decade ago by Drs. Andrew Davidoff and Amit Nathwani and the collaboration has continued following Dr. Nathwani's return to London. The collaboration involves St. Jude and University College London and other institutions in the US and Britain. The objective of the trial is to assess the safety and efficacy of different doses of hemophilia B gene therapy. Hemophilia B is an inherited condition in which patients may have repeated and sometimes life threatening bleeds
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