Explore the Latest Developments in T-reg Research and Clinical Application

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Treg Summit in Boston to listen to the ground-breaking clinical and preclinical research in re-balancing the immune system in the context of autoimmunity and organ transplant via the use of polyclonal or antigen-induced T regulatory cells. Overall, this cell therapy holds immense promise as evidenced by both preclinical …

Exploring the Latest Research and Opportunities in T-reg Therapy

Worldwide, researchers and industry leaders are improving health outcomes for patients by utilizing the multi-functional efficacy of regulatory t cells to develop novel therapies and disease treatments. Regulatory T cells, commonly referred to as ‘T-regs’, play a critical role in maintaining order in the human immune system by regulating and suppressing excessive inflammation. Given the therapeutic …

OptiVERO – Formulation of a blood-free and chemically defined virus production media for VERO cells

Introduction Recent years has witnessed a major shift in the paradigm of vaccine manufacturing from more primitive manufacturing platforms, such as egg-based manufacturing of influenza, to more robust large- scale methods that utilize mammalian continuous cell line (CCL)-based systems due to production limitations, longer development times, and highly variable production yields. One CCL in particular, …

Cellastim S – Recombinant Human Serum Albumin in the Generation of Functional Cardiomyocytes from Pluripotent Stem Cells

The number and breadth of applications for induced human embryonic and pluripotent stem cells (hi-ESCs and hi-PSCs) in both research and clinical settings continue to co-evolve with our understanding of how to harness them as biological tools. In the field of cardiology, for example, it has been suggested that the ability to derive functional human …

ASGCT 2019: Remarkable Milestones and Achievements in Cell and Gene Therapy

The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) held their 22nd annual meeting in Washington D.C. last week from April 29th through May 2nd bringing together a record number of over 3,400 attendees to share and discuss the remarkable work going on to advance this field. With 23 Scientific Symposia and 1000 abstracts presented …