One vision. One ambitious goal.

FerGene is a new gene therapy company dedicated to creating and delivering innovative solutions for bladder cancer. Formed through a partnership between Blackstone Life Sciences and Ferring Pharmaceuticals, our goal is to harness the promise of gene therapy to develop a novel treatment for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

We believe collaboration breeds innovation. FerGene is committed to working with partners that share our vision to revolutionize the treatment of bladder cancer and advance the field of uro-oncology.

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Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the US, with NMIBC representing approximately 75% of all new bladder cancer cases.1,2 Despite the prevalence of NMIBC, there has been limited innovation in the treatment of this disease for more than 20 years.2-4

Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) remains the first-line standard of care for people living with high-grade NMIBC, but more than 40% of patients will experience recurrence after BCG treatment, leaving them with few effective alternatives to life-altering radical cystectomy (bladder removal).5-8

People living with BCG-unresponsive high-grade NMIBC need alternative treatment options.

Join our team in putting patients first.

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