volume 9, issue 3, P289-292 2017
DOI: 10.15252/emmm.201607293
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Abstract: The recent approval of Strimvelis, the first ex vivo gene therapy to gain marketing authorization (Schimmer & Breazzano, 2016), has drawn attention to Fondazione Telethon, the Italian charity that played a pivotal role in this effort. Although it is not uncommon that advanced therapies, such as Strimvelis, are developed by partnerships between academia and industry, direct involvement of a charity in key steps of this process is still unusual. Illustrating the strategies and operational model adopted by Fondaz…

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