Tag Archives: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells

CAR T-cell more effective than standard of care in refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

The FDA granted approval of axicabtagene ciloleucel (YESCARTA) on October 25, 2017, two months following the approval of tisagenlecleucel (KYMRIAH) – both are anti-CD19-directed CAR T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell) therapies that employ re-programmed autologous T-cells to fight cancer: Continue reading

Gene-edited donor T-cells save baby with incurable leukemia

An experimental therapy made of genetically-modified donor T-cells cured a baby with incurable leukemia: Continue reading

Unum’s Antibody-Directed T Cells: Differentiated from CAR T-Cell and T Cell Receptor Reprogramming

Unum Therapeutics is a new immunotherapy biotechnology company in which Fidelity Biosciences, Atlas Ventures and Sanofi invested $12 MM in a Series A (first venture round) of investment. Continue reading

Lentiviral Vectors for Gene Transfection in CAR T-cell Therapy

Novartis entered into a $90 MM deal with Oxford Biomedica for use of its lentiviral vectors with its CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) modified T-cell product, CTL019, being developed with researchers at UPENN. Continue reading