- Paris, France, May 25, 2021, 7:30 am CEST – GenSight Biologics (Euronext: SIGHT, ISIN: FR0013183985, PEA-PME eligible), a biopharma company focused on developing and commercializing innovative gene therapies for retinal neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system disorders, today announced that the highly-regarded journal Nature Medicine has published the first case report of partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient with late stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The subject is a participant in the ongoing PIONEER Phase I/II clinical trial of GenSight Biologics’ GS030 optogenetic therapy. Published in the May issue under the title “Partial recovery of visual function in a blind patient after optogenetic therapy”, the paper* is the first peer-reviewed documentation of visual recovery after a blind patient was treated with optogenetic therapy.
“These are truly groundbreaking findings that move the promise of optogenetics another step from therapeutic concept to clinical use,” commented Bernard Gilly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GenSight. “These could not have occurred without the close collaboration we enjoyed with our partners at the Institut de la Vision, the Institute of Ophthalmology Basel and Streetlab. We are especially grateful to the patients who are participating in our trial, whose experiences and input will help us design the next stage of GS030’s clinical development. We will now accelerate the GS030 program to make it our second product to reach the market after LUMEVOQ.”