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Sparing gene therapy for Inherited ROd COne dystrophies

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 SIROCO project word cloud

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Project "SIROCO" data sheet

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Organization address
address: 55 RUE DE LYON
city: PARIS
postcode: 75012
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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Total cost 3˙529˙593 €
 EC max contribution 2˙470˙715 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-2
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-08-01   to  2021-07-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SPARINGVISION FR (PARIS) coordinator 2˙470˙715.00


 Project objective

Many believe that corrective ophthalmology gene therapy is the future for rare diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare, inherited retinal disorders characterized by diffuse progressive dysfunction of primarily rod photoreceptors, with subsequent degeneration of cone photoreceptors. This degenerative disease causes blindness to young people and adults. But with this kind of therapy only treating 1 out of 65 mutations of the pathology, it means a small group of patents can be targeted. So, what do the remaining 2 million people have as on option? SparingVision have developed an innovative treatment that can stop the evolution of this blindness and we call it RdCVF. The first vision saving treatment of its kind. What makes it different is that in 2004, J Sahel and T Leveillard identified that in RP, the main factor that leads to blindness is a loss of RdCVF with is a neurotrophic factor for the cones (photoreceptor). This means that by a single injection under the retina SparingVision’ product can treat all the genetic forms of RP, potentially treat patients with dry AMD, and provide patients with long lasting efficacy. In SparingVision’ proof of concept the product was injected to mice models provided almost immediate protection and repair to the cones and the evolution to blindness is stopped. Behind this product is a very strong team, a world renamed scientific advisory board. The product development has been secured with strong IP, exclusive licenses agreements and pursue R&D with research collaboration agreements and raised money. So, tomorrow with the help of SME INSTRUMENT supporting the project SIROCO, SparingVision will be able to finalize the next steps of the clinical validation of an unique therapeutic approach and make the product finally accessible and being the solution to stop unnecessary blindness and other degenerative conditions.

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