SPARK Therapeutics pulls off a $161M IPO

jeffrey-d-marrazzoSpark Therapeutics, the Philadelphia firm specializing in gene therapy treatments who just last week announced the start of the United States first clinical trial to treat Choroideremia using it’s gene therapy product SPK-CHM, has gone public today on the NASDAQ bringing in $161 million during it’s Initial Public Offering.  Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey D. Marrazzo and the team at Spark have worked closely with University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Jean Bennett to help bring the SPK-CHM Gene Therapy into phase 1 clinical trials.

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