ProQR to Present Axiomer RNA Editing Platform Technology at RNA Editing Summit
LEIDEN, Netherlands & CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ProQR Therapeutics N.V. (Nasdaq: PRQR) (the “Company”), a company dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA therapies for genetic eye diseases, today announced a presentation at the 3rd RNA Editing Summit held April 5-7 in Boston, MA, US.
On Wednesday, April 6 at 11:00am ET Gerard Platenburg, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ProQR will present our proprietary RNA Base Editing Axiomer® Technology including editing efficiency in various models.
“Our Axiomer® RNA base editing platform uses the body’s own editing machinery called ADAR to make single nucleotide edits in RNA,” said Gerard Platenburg, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer of ProQR. “With this approach disease-causing mutations can be reversed, and specific proteins can be altered. The platform utilizes oligonucleotides that can be delivered to the eye as well as various other tissues like the liver and nervous system which are being explored as targets in our collaboration with Eli Lilly. With broad applicability, and a leading patent portfolio in the ADAR editing space, Axiomer® has significant potential to target genetic diseases otherwise thought untreatable.”
ProQR is pioneering a next-generation RNA base editing technology called Axiomer®, which could potentially yield a new class of medicines for genetic diseases. Axiomer® “Editing Oligonucleotides”, or EONs, mediate single nucleotide changes to RNA in a highly specific and targeted way using molecular machinery that is present in human cells. The Axiomer® EONs are designed to recruit an endogenously expressed RNA editing system called ADAR (Adenosine Deaminase Acting on RNA), which can direct the change of an Adenosine (A) to an Inosine (I) in the RNA – an Inosine is translated as a Guanosine (G).
ProQR Therapeutics is dedicated to changing lives through the creation of transformative RNA
therapies for the treatment of severe genetic rare diseases such as Leber congenital
amaurosis 10, Usher syndrome and retinitis pigmentosa. Based on our unique proprietary
RNA repair platform technologies we are growing our pipeline with patients and loved ones in
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