Bluebird bio suspends gene therapy trials

Tuesday 16 February 2021

United States

Bluebird bio Inc announced on 16 February the temporary suspension of two gene therapy trials following reports of two cases of cancer. The trials were being conducted in support of a prospective gene therapy for sickle cell disease. The company is investigating the cause of the cancers in order to determine if there is any relationship with the lentiviral vector used in the studies.