March 29, 2023 – Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and Arsenal Biosciences, Inc. (ArsenalBio), a clinical-stage cell therapy company engineering advanced chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapies for solid tumors, today announced an update to our strategic collaboration to further the development of manufacturing processes for new cancer treatments. This research and process development-focused collaboration has enabled ArsenalBio to develop a robust manufacturing process for their next-generation, programmable autologous T cells for the treatment of cancer.
ArsenalBio recently advanced its lead product candidate into clinical manufacturing of its autologous integrated circuit T cell (ICT) therapy for platinum-resistant ovarian cancer. ArsenalBio’s work to develop multi-functional CAR-T cell therapies is enabled by Thermo Fisher’s Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) portfolio of products, including the Gibco™ CTS™ Xenon™ Electroporation System and the Gibco™ CTS™ Rotea™ Counterflow Centrifugation System.
Thermo Fisher began its collaboration with ArsenalBio in 2020 to help ArsenalBio overcome challenges associated with cell therapy manufacturing by working together to support development of a clinical-scale gene editing process. In addition, ArsenalBio received early access to Thermo Fisher’s latest instrumentation and reagents.