Takeda Drives Immuno-Oncology Portfolio With Three Cell Therapy Collaborations

Biospace.com | January 03, 2019

Takeda Pharmaceutical has started 2019 with a spate of cell therapy collaborations designed to advance the company's novel immuno-oncology portfolio. The three collaborations will accelerate the discovery of next-generation cancer immunotherapies. This morning, Osaka, Japan-based Takeda struck deals with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Noile-Immune Biotech Inc., and Crescendo Biologics. Takeda said the diversification into next-generation cell therapy builds directly on its three strategic pillars in oncology: hematologic malignancies, lung cancer, and immuno-oncology.
Phil Rowlands, head of Takeda’s Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit, said the company has been excited by momentum in oncology research and development, specifically around the “curative potential of cell-based therapies.” Rowland said the company looks forward to collaborating with pioneers in the field of cell therapy to “fuel research and discovery with the aim of targeting novel mechanisms of action in the cancer-immunity cycle to help us fulfill our aspiration to cure cancer.”

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In 1993, scientists cracked open a piece of amber, took out the body of an ancient weevil, and sampled its DNA. Or, at least, so we thought. It took another few decades of research, and a lot of take-backs, before scientists could figure out how we could truly unlock the genetic secrets of the past.

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