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Emerging Innovations in Cataract Surgery Industry

The American Academy of Ophthalmology defines cataract as the clouding of the lens through which light rays are refracted and is characterized by blurry or unclear vision, double images, sensitivity to light, difficulty in seeing well at night and seeing dull or faded color instead...

5 Companies Leveraging CRISPR to Herald the End of Genetic Diseases

CRISPR, which is an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a revolutionary genome editing approach that helps change an individual’s DNA, by altering it at a specific location. The Crisper-Cas9, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein 9,...

5 Companies unraveling the potential of Gene Based Therapies for the treatment of Sanfilippo syndrome (Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III)

Mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III), also known as Sanfilippo syndrome, is caused by the mutations in the glucosamine (N-acetyl)-6-sulfatase (GNS), heparan-alpha-glucosaminide N-acetyltransferase (HGSNAT), N-acetyl-alpha-glucosaminidase (NAGLU) and N-sulfoglucosamine sulfohydrolase (SGSH) genes, which are responsible for the synthesis of large sugar molecules called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). The dysfunction...

Is a cure for Alopecia Areata on the horizon? New research shows promise

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune / polygenic skin disease that causes loss of hair on the scalp and face and is estimated to affect over 6.8 million people in the U.S alone. There is currently no cure available for this disorder, with dermatologists using Corticosteroids, Minoxidil 5%, Anthralin and Diphencyprone (DPCP) as treatment options. However, these cause discomfort...

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