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Timeline of key events in biotechnology
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|24 Oct 2016||FDA approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors express PD-L1 as determined by an FDA-approved test.||Merck||Immune checkpoint inhibitors, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies|
|06 Feb 2017||Gene therapy shown to restore hearing in deaf mice||Landegger, Pan, Askew, Wassmer, Gluck, Galvin, Taylor, Forge, Sankovic, Holt, Vandenberghe||Eaton Peabody Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, Medical University of Vienna, UCL, Boston's Children's Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, University of North Carolina, Grousbeck Gene Therapy Center||Gene therapy|
|09 Feb 2017||Peter Mansfield died||Mansfield|
|20 Feb 2017||Data published from 25 centres in 13 countries for 281 patients indicated autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can halt the progression of MS disability||Muraro, Pasquini, Atkins||Imperial College||Stem cells|
|Feb 2017||US National Academies of Science and Medicine issue report saying possible to proceed with CRISPR in germ-line experiments but urge caution||CRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing|
|02 Mar 2017||Gene therapy reported to successfully reverse sickle cell disease in first patient||Ribell, Hacien-Bey-Abina, Payen, Magnani, Leboulch||University of Paris||Gene therapy, Stem cells|
|03 Mar 2017||Cambridge scientists report the development of an aritificial mouse embryo using stem cells||University of Cambridge||Stem cells, Reproduction|
|16 Mar 2017||Study published showing a personalised treatment using a patient's own stem cells effective for treating macular degeneration, a common blinding disease||Mandai||RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology||Stem cells|
|16 Mar 2017||Follow-up of three women given stem cell treatment in 2015 to treat macular degeneration raises concerns||Kuriyan||Flaum Eye Institute||Stem cells|
|17 Mar 2017||Monoclonal antibody shown to effectively cut cholesterol levels, thereby preventing heart attacks and strokes||Sabatine||Monoclonal antibodies, Cardiovascular|
|23 Mar 2017||US FDA granted accelerated approval to avelumab for the treatment of patients 12 years and older with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma||EMD Serono||Immune checkpoint inhibitors, Immunotherapy, Oncology, Monoclonal antibodies|
|20 Apr 2017||Diabetes research using transgenic mice shows the protein P2X7R plays important role in inflammation and immune system offering new avenue for treating kidney disease||Menzies||University of Edinburgh, University College London, Imperial College||Imunology, Transgenic animals|
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