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First patient in the Netherlands successfully treated with stem cell gene therapy

Posted on: 21 July 2022, source: LUMC
Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) have successfully used stem cell gene therapy to treat a baby with the severe congenital immune disorder SCID. An important milestone: it is the first time stem cell gene therapy of Dutch origin has been administered to a patient, and also the first time it has been used to treat this particular form of SCID worldwide. The treatment was effective and the patient is doing well.