Novartis Gene Therapies was formerly AveXis, whose gene therapy technology is based on the work of Jude Samulski, PhD, Professor of UNC Pharmacology and member of the UNC Gene Therapy Center.

R. Jude Samuski, PhD
R. Jude Samuski, PhD

Dr. Samulski is renown for the development of the harmless adeno-associated virus (AAV) as a vector, or delivery tool, for genes, and was the director of the UNC Gene Therapy Center for many years.

Novartis Gene Therapies has manufacturing facilities in Durham Co., NC. and is the largest gene therapy manufacturer in the world.

Read the full article on WRAL TechWire by Jim Shamp, published September 8, 2020.