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CAR T-Cell Therapy and the Cytokine Storm: The Balancing Act at the Center of Next-Generation Cancer Therapies

Recent advances in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy have opened exciting new avenues for the treatment of a variety of malignancies. Cytokine release syndrome (CRS), a powerful immune response to activated CAR T cells, is the primary side effect of CAR T-cell therapy, but existing CRS treatments can make CAR T-cell treatment less effective. In two recent studies, researchers used multiplexed cytokine immunoassays to better understand how CAR T-cell therapy triggers CRS and to identify strategies for early intervention in CRS development.
ArticlesCell Biology

Flow Cytometry Empowers CAR T-Cell Therapies

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells represent the next generation of therapeutic interventions and are a major advancement in personalized disease treatment. CAR T-cell therapies utilize a patient’s own T cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells or other disease-causing cells. Find out how the ZE5 Cell Analyzer has helped overcome some of the challenges associated with development of these powerful new therapies.
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Generating Anti-CD19 CAR T Cells with High Efficiency and Viability via mRNA Electroporation

In this webinar, we describe an mRNA electroporation–based workflow for CAR T cell generation. See how high viability and transfection efficiency were achieved.
ArticlesDroplet Digital PCR (ddPCR)Drug Discovery and Development

Precise Cell and Gene Therapy Potency Quantification

Inadequate quality control assays shouldn’t limit cell and gene therapy applications. Instead, quantifying the potency of cell and gene therapies is essential for successful therapeutics. In this article, we describe multiple leading potency assays developed using Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology, including an assay that quantifies transgene integration and expression in one step.
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Modernizing Gene Editing Detection with Droplet Digital PCR

Gene editing is only useful if it’s successful. Read how scientists are leveraging the unparalleled accuracy and specificity of ddPCR technology to optimize quality control in gene editing projects, including HIV detection and CAR-T cell generation.