ADVISORY, June 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals announces name change to Abeona Therapeutics (Nasdaq:ABEO) to Reflect Broader Rare Disease Commitment and will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on Monday, June 22nd. Abeona Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases. Recent highlights include the acquisition of two adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS IIIA and IIIB), the licensing of an AAV-based gene therapy program in juvenile Batten disease (JBD) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and an AAV-based gene therapy program for Fanconi anemia (FA) disorder and other rare blood diseases using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing from the University of Minnesota.
In honor of the occasion, Tim Miller, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer will ring the Closing Bell.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Monday, June 22, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Abeona Therapeutics Media Contact:
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About Abeona Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABEO):
Abeona Therapeutics is focused on developing and delivering gene therapy and plasma-based products for severe and life-threatening rare diseases. Abeona’s lead program is an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapy for Sanfilippo syndrome (MPS IIIA and IIIB) in collaboration with patient advocate groups, researchers and clinicians. Clinical trials for Sanfilippo types A and B are anticipated to begin in 2015. The Company recently licensed an AAV-based gene therapy program in juvenile Batten disease (JBD) from the University of Nebraska Medical Center; and licensed an AAV-based gene therapy program for Fanconi anemia (FA) disorder and other rare blood diseases using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing from the University of Minnesota. In addition, the company is pursuing two additional proprietary platforms, Salt Diafiltration (SDF™) Process and Polymer Hydrogel Technology (PHT™), and is active in the development and commercialization of human plasma-derived therapeutics, including its proprietary alpha-1 protease inhibitor, SDF Alpha™. For more information, visit www.abeonatherapeutics.com.
About the Abeona Name Change: Abeona (pronounced ey-bee-ohn-uh) is the Roman Goddess who protects children as they take their first steps away from home.
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