Breaking News Today

ALMOST $50 MILLION BOOST FOR LIFESAVING GENE THERAPY

Published: (Updated: ) in Australian News by .

Patients with blood cancers and some rare genetic diseases will benefit from a $49.6 million funding boost for innovative new cell and gene therapies in the 2020-21 NSW Budget. Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will provide faster and greater access to cutting edge and lifesaving treatments, including CAR T-cell therapy. “This funding offers real … Continue reading “ALMOST $50 MILLION BOOST FOR LIFESAVING GENE THERAPY”

Patients with blood cancers and some rare genetic diseases will benefit from a $49.6 million funding boost for innovative new cell and gene therapies in the 2020-21 NSW Budget.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the funding will provide faster and greater access to cutting edge and lifesaving treatments, including CAR T-cell therapy.

“This funding offers real hope to the families of children suffering from rare and often fatal diseases by opening the door to new, innovative therapies,” Mr Perrottet said.

“This is an exciting time in medicine. There is a wave of cell and gene therapies now available for rare, previously untreatable, often fatal conditions.”

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said NSW has played a leading role in global research efforts in the development of novel cell and gene therapies to treat rare, fatal conditions.

“The people of NSW no longer need to leave their State to access these world-class innovations, thanks to the ingenuity and dedication of our State’s leading clinical experts,” Mr Hazzard said.

“This investment will help ensure NSW children with these rare and life-threatening conditions are given every chance possible at a longer, happier and healthier life.”

The funding will support access to:

READ:  Second Languages in Our Schools

Source: 16 News http://www.16news.com.au/index.php/2020/11/17/almost-50-million-boost-for-lifesaving-gene-therapy/

Shares
Share This
Finance Advice 2021