Issue Date: August 13, 2012
Novartis, Penn In Immunotherapy Pact
Novartis has teamed with the University of Pennsylvania to bring chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer to market. Penn’s CAR technology recodes a patient’s own T cells to express proteins found on the patient’s tumor. When reintroduced into the patient’s bloodstream, those engineered T cells can bind to and kill tumor cells. Novartis gains access to CART-19, an immunotherapy that has shown promise in a . . .
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