Loyola is working on a new and improved CAR-T product, looking to overcome high-frequency side effects
Loyola University Chicago thinks it can do a better job making CAR-T therapies for patients. And now it has the money to launch a pilot program to do just that.
These cell therapies rely on cells extracted from patients, reengineered into attack vehicles pointed at cancer cells and then re-infused into patients as therapy. Up until now, Loyola has been using the CAR-T drugs on the market from Novartis and Gilead/Kite. But once it starts up its own manufacturing operation, it plans to make it available in Chicago and “beyond.”
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