Lantheus Grants Rights for the Use of its Microbubbles to SonoThera for its Ultrasound-Guided Nonviral Gene Therapy Platform
“Ultrasound and our microbubble platform have the potential to offer an alternative path to viral vectors for gene therapy delivery and potentially increase their safety, impact, and cost-effectiveness,” said
Microbubbles have played an important role in cardiac imaging for years. Since its launch in 2001, Lantheus’ microbubble has been the most chosen, studied, and trusted ultrasound enhancing agent in the
SonoThera plans to combine its nonviral vector gene therapy delivery technology with Lantheus’ microbubble in several applications. Microbubble ultrasound enhancing agents have the potential to dramatically improve gene therapy treatments by enhancing the delivery of genetic payloads to tissue. The physical response of microbubbles in an ultrasound field can transiently disrupt biological barriers such as the vasculature and cell membranes, enhancing genetic payload permeability into tissue.2
“SonoThera is honored to have the chance to work with
With more than 65 years of experience in delivering life-changing science,
Founded by Drs.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, that are subject to risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms such as “believe,” “can,” “continues,” “plan,” “potential,” “will” and other similar terms. Such forward-looking statements are based upon current plans, estimates and expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation that such plans, estimates and expectations will be achieved. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by law. Risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to materially differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include (i) expectations for future pre-clinical studies and clinical trials, the timing and potential outcomes of pre-clinical and clinical studies and filings and other interactions with regulatory authorities; (ii) the impact of legislative, regulatory, competitive and technological changes; (iii) SonoThera’s ability to successfully launch its technology with our microbubble as a commercial product; and (iv) the risk and uncertainties discussed in our filings with the
1DRG Echo Monthly Monitor 2022
2Sirsi et al Theranostics 2012; 2(12):1208-1222
Vice President, Investor Relations
Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Source: Lantheus Holdings, Inc.