A Pioneer in Gene Therapy

The Powell Gene Therapy Center (PGTC) at the University of Florida has been instrumental in the development of newer, safer agents for the delivery of therapeutic genes to patients with genetic diseases, such as cystic fibrosis (CF) and alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency (AAT-D).

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Vector Core Lab

The Vector Core manufactures research-grade gene transfer vectors for use in pre-clinical investigations.

Vector Core


Toxicology Core

The Toxicology Core is responsible for conducting animal and in vitro toxicology studies that the FDA determines are needed before a particular clinical gene transfer trial can begin.

Toxicology Core

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A beacon of hope

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Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., receives “See The Light” Award from the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation

Kevin Romer, Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., and David Ogman

Apic Bio Announces Formation of Scientific…

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Apic Bio, Inc. today announced the formation of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) which includes internationally recognized gene therapy experts.

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UF Health researchers working to develop COVID-19…

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A team of University of Florida Health researchers is using an established gene therapy technique to quickly develop a COVID-19 vaccine that could…

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