RARECast: Gene Therapy Company Born from Mother’s Quest to Cure Daughter


When Karen Aiach’s daughter was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome A, a rare neurodegenerative disease, she and her husband established a nonprofit to fund research. Eventually, as the work progressed, they launched Lysogene, a biotechnology company focused on gene therapy. We spoke to Aiach, CEO of Lysogene, about Sanfilippo Syndrome A, why the focus on gene therapy, and the progress the company has made to date.

RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

 

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