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Sweden Launches Initiative to Establish Center for Cell and Gene Therapy Research

04:26 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Genetic Engineering News

Sweden aims to establish a new Centre for Advanced Medical Products (CAMP) as part of a SEK 320 million ($36.6 million), 8-year Swedish governmental initiative to position the country as a leading biologics developer. Swedish regenerative medicine firm Xintela, has been appointed a partner in the 6-year project to establish the CAMP cell and gene therapy research centre, with SEK 48 million ($5.5 million) in funding from the country’s innovation agency and research council, Vinnova and Vetenskapsrådet. Xintel said that as one of the CAMP initiative founders, it will work with Sweden’s universities, research institutes and with firms including AstraZeneca, GE Healthcare and Pfizer. Xintela will initially act as an advisor for development of the center, but in the longer term expects to benefit from emerging R&D. “It is gratifying that the Swedish government, Vinnova and Vetenskapsrådet acknowledge the huge potential of cell and gene therapy and ...

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