Success and QC in Cell and Gene Therapy
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With Cell and Gene Therapies, Success and Quality Control Go Hand-in-Hand

While the FDA has approved Abecma, the first CAR-T cell therapy in its class, regulatory approval is just the beginning for cell and gene therapies. Such therapies’ safety and financial viability rest on a robust manufacturing and quality control program with the flexibility to scale up and out. Droplet Digital PCR is a sensitive biopharmaceutical quality control tool, offering absolute quantification of nucleic acids and other molecules in a sample.
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A Novel CAR-T Cell Therapy Approach Using Fluorescence-Activated Cell Sorting and Stem Cell Transplantation

Successful chimeric antigen receptor- (CAR-) T cell therapy requires a target antigen that is unique to cancer cells. But what happens when there are no unique antigens? Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center addressed this problem by replacing healthy non-target cells with genetically modified versions lacking the CAR-T cell target. Their results, published in PNAS, may provide a new avenue for treatment of some types of cancer.
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GMP-Compliant Production of CAR-T Cells Using mRNA Transfection

Many patients with treatment-resistant blood cancers have found new hope in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy. But generation of CAR-T cells at clinical scale can be challenging. Find out how the Gene Pulser Xcell Electroporation System can be used to reduce costs and risks associated with clinical-scale CAR-T cell production, while maintaining GMP compliance.
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