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June 10, 2020
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Leveraging the Power of Synthetic Biology to Accelerate Precision Immunotherapy Research and Delivery


Professor, Division of Cellular Immunology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology & Head of Cancer Vaccines, Human Longevity Inc.

Medical Oncologist & Assistant Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego Health


T-cell receptor (TCR) therapy is a rapidly emerging adaptive cell therapy (ACT) method in the field of cancer immunotherapy. However, the process for developing effective T-cell receptors can be time consuming, particularly with regard to the rigorous functional testing needed prior to scale-up and patient infusion.

In this webinar, Stephen Schoenberger of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology discusses how he is leveraging an automated DNA assembly and cloning platform, the BioXp 3200, to achieve a 10-fold increase in the development of TCRs.


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The Washington Post reports that Herbert Tabor, who worked at the US National Institutes of Health for 77 years, has died at 101.

The World Bank is seeking approval for a $12 billion plan to provide low-income nations with funds to procure SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, according to Reuters.

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