CrownBio Expands CAR T-Cell Therapy Platform

Crown Bioscience is enhancing its existing platform for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell agent evaluation with bioluminescent imaging capabilities.

CAR T-cell agents utilize CAR T-cells that recognize tumor-associated antigens and subsequently promote tumor elimination. The efficacy of CAR T-cell compounds has led to hundreds of clinical trials with two notable successes recently approved by the FDA to treat refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

CrownBio already offers a CAR T-cell platform for proof-of-concept and therapeutic efficacy validation. The addition of bioluminescence imaging (BLI) for non-invasive evaluation of systemic and orthotopic tumor progression, in real-time, further enhances an already robust platform and provides a unique set of solutions to advance CAR T-cell therapies.

“We are committed to delivering innovative services to help our clients’ develop improved cancer therapeutics,” said Dr. Rajendra Kumari, CrownBio’s chief scientific officer, UK. “Our non-invasive BLI capabilities, applied to CAR T-cell evaluation platform, deliver cutting-edge in vivo data that helps drug developers uncover insights to guide successful downstream development and clinical application of CAR T-cell agents.”