Our primary goal is creating new medicines for patients who need them. The first step toward that goal is understanding patient needs, perspectives and expectations. We engage patients and patient advocacy groups from the beginning of our development process to inform how we develop genomic medicines and design clinical trials that will best meet patient needs.
Our commitment to patients is to partner with them, their caregivers, families and community to forge the future of genomic medicine. This includes understanding what it means to join a genomic medicine clinical trial, including potential lifelong impacts and considerations. Patient welfare is the rule against which we measure our actions and decisions.
— Sandy Macrae, Chief Executive Officer, Sangamo
“Genomic medicine is a source of vast medical promise and new hope for patients. As a pioneer in genomic medicine, we believe we have an obligation to patients and society to help define the bioethical framework to guide this new field of medicine.”