082 – 4D Molecular Therapeutics Hopes to Reshape Gene Therapy. Aurinia’s Lupkynis gets FDA Approval!

4D Molecular Therapeutics ($FDMT) has developed a new platform to create synthetic capsids that aim to improve gene therapy. They have candidates in Ophthalmology, Cardiology and Pulmonology that could rival existing technologies. In Ophthalmology, their R100 vector has shown minimal inflammation and neutralizing antibody generation in non human primates. Clinical data is expected in 2021, which could make or break the hype surrounding the company.

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals ($AUPH) received FDA approval for Lupkynis.

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals ($RYTM) announces an update in their basket of rare obesity diseases.

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