Cell & Gene Therapies

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FDA rebuff for Keytruda in breast cancer indication

By Jane Byrne

A couple of new developments to report in relation to Merck, known as MSD outside the US and Canada: the first being the rejection by the US FDA of the company’s application to use its anti-PD-1 therapy, Keytruda, in certain breast cancer patients.

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KIYATEC flags checkpoint inhibitor response prediction milestone

By Jane Byrne

US company, KIYATEC, says a new study has shown that its immune-modified ex vivo platform can measure treatment response through direct interaction between a patient's cancer and infiltrating immune cells, and immuno-oncology agents.

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UK deal sees consolidation of two players in the iPSC space

By Jane Byrne

Axol Biosciences, a UK provider of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) derived cells, media, and characterization services, has merged with Scotland based, Censo Biotechnologies, a cell biology CRO with expertise in iPSC-related technologies.

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