During last couple of years the medical community has seen a large and broad wave of new treatments that target disease through the human genome. The Arctic Aurora LifeScience team has written an introductory paper giving investors an insight into gene therapy in general and the future of gene editing in the years to come.
Since the genome or the full human DNA sequence was mapped during the nineties and early new millennia, researchers could identify genes that caused disease when lacking due to mutations or gone into overdrive and too much of a protein was being produced. However, it took scientists and drug developers nearly two decades before the technology was considered good enough in order to safely and effectively deliver genetic material directly into humans. But as the floodgates appear to have opened, we have now witnessed the first approved genomic drugs and many more are in late-stage development and therefore are one of the main focuses of Arctic Aurora LifeScience fund.
Read more in the paper written by the Arctic Aurora LifeScience
- Arctic Aurora LifeScience - Introduction to gene therapy (Reading time: 15 minutes)
Arctic Aurora LifeScience is an equity fund investing in global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. The fund is run by former portfolio manager in the Swedish Governmental Pension Fund AP3, Ulrica Bjerke, as well as Dr. Torbjørn Bjerke, both with 20 years of experience from the market. Arctic Aurora LifeScience was launched in May 2016 with both hedged and un-hedged share classes.
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