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Korea Suspends First Approved Gene Therapy Pending Component Discrepancy Probe

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South Korea’s first approved gene therapy has been suspended from sale in the country, while recruitment in an ongoing US Phase III program has been temporarily halted, after findings that an active cell component may differ from the data submitted at the time of approval. While both manufacturer and regulator see no safety risk, results from an official Korean probe are due in mid-April.

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