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Alain Fischer Japan Prize Awarded In 2015

Alain Fischer

Alain Fischer

Award Name : Japan Prize

Year of Award : 2015

Award for : Technology

Location : Paris, Île-de-France, France


Alain Fischer, 65, director of Institut Imagine in Paris, a leading research institute on genetic diseases, and professor at Collge de France, used hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy to treat children with a fatal genetic disorder called X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. He has clinically demonstrated efficacy of gene therapy with dramatic effectiveness for the first time in the world, realizing what was once thought to be a miracle cure.