Immatics and Editas Medicine Enter Strategic Research Collaboration and Licensing Agreement to Combine Gamma-Delta T Cell Adoptive Cell Therapies and Gene Editing for the Treatment of Cancer
By combining Editas Medicine’s gene editing technology with Immatics’ ACTallo® allogeneic, off-the-shelf adoptive cell therapy platform based on gamma-delta T cells, gamma-delta T cells can be redirected to cancer cell targets with the goal of creating cells with enhanced tumor recognition and destruction.
“Engineered cell therapies have the potential to significantly impact the treatment paradigm for cancer, and our partnership with the esteemed team at
“We believe that our gene editing technology can modulate and enhance the potential of cell therapies to deliver transformative medicines for the treatment of cancer. We are excited to work with the team at Immatics to develop new experimental medicines with enhanced tumor fighting abilities to help patients with cancer,” said Gilmore O’Neill, M.B.,
Under the terms of the agreement,
Immatics combines the discovery of true targets for cancer immunotherapies with the development of the right T cell receptors with the goal of enabling a robust and specific T cell response against these targets. This deep know-how is the foundation for our pipeline of Adoptive Cell Therapies and TCR Bispecifics as well as our partnerships with global leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. We are committed to delivering the power of T cells and to unlocking new avenues for patients in their fight against cancer.
As a leading genome editing company,
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