Baxalta pursues cellular therapy | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 10 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 7, 2016

Baxalta pursues cellular therapy

Department: Business
Keywords: oncology, pharmaceuticals, cancer immunotherapy, CARTs

Baxalta will pay $105 million to genome-editing firm Precision BioSciences as part of a pact to develop off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CART) therapies for six cancer targets. The most advanced CART therapies have been highly personalized: Companies reengineer a patient’s own T cells to find and destroy cancer cells. Precision BioSciences’ genome-editing technology allows CARTs to be developed from healthy donors as treatments for multiple patients. The partners expect the first allogeneic CART therapy will enter the clinic late next year.

 
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