Author Archives: Claudia Nunes

Scaling Up Clinical T cell Expansion in a Xuri™ Cell Expansion System

Administration of antigen-specific T cells (ASTs), in particular for viral infections in transplantation, is one of the key focuses in immunotherapy. The Xuri™ Cell Expansion System can be used as an alternative to static cell culture methods for the stimulation and expansion of ASTs. The process described here demonstrates the use of the Xuri Cell Expansion System from the initiation of culture to the generation of virus-specific T cells. This includes a semi-static phase for antigen stimulation, a rocking phase…

Perfusion’s Role in Maintenance of High-Density T-Cell Cultures

T-cell therapy is a rapidly growing field of personalized medicine, attracting the interest of venture capitalists and pharmaceutical companies alike. Such therapies exploit T cells’ innate abilities to protect against pathogens as well as to seek and destroy cancerous cells. Although many different forms of T-cell therapies are currently in clinical trials, they all follow a common protocol: T cells are isolated from a patient, modified and expanded in a laboratory setting, and then infused back into the same patient…