From The Stage

Evaluation of CAR T-Cell Therapy Toxicities by Measurement of Cytokines During Therapy

Posted by / / Immuno-oncology

T cells can be genetically modified to target tumors through the expression of a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). CAR-T cells have demonstrated clinical efficacy in hematologic malignancies and targeting solid tumors. However, CAR-T therapy also can elicit cytokine release syndrome (CRS) cytotoxicity. This unwanted release of cytokines has also been seen following the infusion of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), systemic interleukin-2 (IL-2), and the bispecific CD19-CD3 T-cell engaging antibody blinatumomab.

Key Takeaways from the 12th Workshop on Recent Issues in Bioanalysis (WRIB)

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Industry Update

Scientists from BioAgilytix recently attended the 12th WRIB in Philadelphia, PA. Meeting new contacts in the industry and taking part in discussions concerning the most innovative topics in bioanalysis, biomarkers, and immunogenicity was a genuinely valuable and enjoyable experience. We recap the topics that our team found to be most interesting at WRIB this year.

Immuno-oncology in 2018: Overcoming Challenges to Revolutionize Cancer Treatment

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Immuno-oncology

Many immuno-oncology therapies are seeing success and showing promise for the future, including CAR-T cells, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), checkpoint inhibitors, and natural killer cell therapies. However, there are still many challenges (e.g. cytokine release syndrome in CAR-T therapies) that we as scientists must deal with when working in this new arena of drug development.