Patenting gene therapy for arthritis

C. H. Evans, M. Hand, P. D. Robbins

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The application of gene therapy to the treatment of arthritis and related disorders is a novel therapeutic approach of considerable promise. Genes may be delivered locally to diseased joints, or systemically to extra-articular locations, by ex vivo or in vivo strategies using a variety of viral and non-viral vectors. A small number of patent applications have been filed which seek to protect these concepts, but none have yet been issued. A number of potentially anti-arthritic genes have been patented and more may be expected to receive patent protection in the future. Improvements in vector delivery systems are likely to be a major focus of future patent applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalExpert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery


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