Business Wire

Proteintech and HebeCell Announce Collaboration on Nanobody iPSC-derived Natural Killer Cells

Share

Proteintech and HebeCell announce their collaborative partnership to develop proprietary nanobody based chimeric antigen receptor (nCAR) technology for the development and commercialization of iPSC-derived natural killer (iPSC-nCAR-NK) cells, a promising cellular immunotherapy treatment for cancer and other diseases.

Proteintech’s recent acquisition of nanobody manufacturer, ChromoTek, has made them a leading player in the nanobody space. ChromoTek’s high-performing camelid single-chain recombinant reagents, also known as nanobodies, fuel breakthrough research discoveries.

HebeCell holds unique expertise and intellectual property in induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) and their lineage specific differentiation, especially toward natural killer (NK) cells. Although NK cells are best known for killing virally infected cells, they also play key roles in detecting and controlling early signs of cancer.

“Partnering with Proteintech will give both companies a competitive edge,” said Dr. Allen Feng, the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of HebeCell, “Our combined expertise and technologies create a unique and special collaboration that will improve the treatment and care of cancer patients.”

Dr. Jason Li, CEO of Proteintech added, “I’ve known Dr. John Lu, Founder and CEO of HebeCell, for many years and I’m glad we have an opportunity to work together on this important project. With HebeCell’s proprietary NK cells and Proteintech’s nanobodies, the two companies can transform the future of cancer therapy.

About Proteintech Group Inc.

Proteintech is a leading manufacturer of antibodies, proteins and immunoassays across research areas. Proteintech has the largest proprietary portfolio of self-manufactured antibodies covering 2/3 of the human proteome. Proteintech produces cytokines, growth factors and other proteins that are human expressed, bioactive and cGMP-grade. After the acquisition of manufacturer, ChromoTek, Proteintech now provides innovative reagents based on camelid antibodies called nanobodies. Proteintech sites are ISO13485 and ISO9001-2015 accredited.

About HebeCell Corporation

HebeCell, founded in 2016, focuses on the fields of Immunotherapy by developing human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based “off-the-shelf” CAR-natural killer (CAR-NK) and other immune cell therapeutics targeting hematological malignancies and solid tumors, as well as autoimmune and infectious diseases. HebeCell has expertise and assets in iPSC specific lineage cell differentiation and state-of-the-art cGMP cell manufacturing facility. Its first-in-class proprietary 3D manufacturing platform for human iPSC-CAR-NK cells is feeder-free and designed specifically for single-use-bioreactor at industrial scale, which allows rapid deploy off-the-shelf CAR-NK cell products for all patients. HebeCell’s platform technology will accelerate the application of iPSC cells as a viable source of immune cells in the next generation of immunotherapy and will alter the CAR-NK cell therapy field by delivering cost effective allogenic therapeutics worldwide.

Contact information

Thompson + Conard Communications
Jane Thompson
jane@thompsonconard.com
1-415-710-1675

About Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire



Subscribe to releases from Business Wire

Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Latest releases from Business Wire

Disruptive Tech Asean Comments That Semiconductor Industry in China Eyes on a New Beyond the Manufacturing Of 7nm Chips3.12.2020 11:00:00 CETPress release

Disruptive Tech Asean learnt from Li Ke from China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) that an integrated circuit industry is vital for developing modern industries, and China is therefore imperative to localize chip industry supply chain and develop homegrown-core chips. Li Ke believes that China will have the ability to fully mass-produce its own 28nm chips in one or two years, as well as having a completely domestic industry chain and independent chip manufacturing capabilities. According to Gartner’s forecast at the end of 2019, the global semiconductor market would grow by 12.5% in 2020. Yet, with devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the forecast was revised to a decline of 0.9%. According to Andrew Norwood, Research Vice President at Gartner, “COVID-19 has distorted supply chain and manufacturing operations across the world and will lead to a drastic drop in consumer and enterprise spending across most areas with a few exceptions.” The US-China trade war has also c

LivaNova and Gyrus Capital Enter into Agreement for the Purchase of Heart Valve Business3.12.2020 11:00:00 CETPress release

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN), a market-leading medical technology and innovation company, and Gyrus Capital (Gyrus), an investment firm dedicated to investments in the healthcare and sustainability sectors, today announced they have entered into an agreement whereby entities funded and controlled by Gyrus will acquire the LivaNova heart valve (HV) business. The LivaNova Board of Directors unanimously approved the divestiture, which it believes will enable the Company to sharpen its focus within its primary platforms, neuromodulation and cardiovascular, and to dedicate increased resources toward executing its promising pipeline opportunities. Once the transaction is complete, Gyrus intends to focus management attention and investment on the HV business to position it to become a leading player in the surgical heart valve market globally, translating into even greater opportunities for employees, customers and patients. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: ht

Telefonica UK (O2) and IDEMIA Working to Securely Connect 23 Million Homes in the UK With Smart Meters By 20253.12.2020 10:30:00 CETPress release

O2 in partnership with IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, has today supplied secure connectivity to over 4 million UK homes with a second generation Smart Meter. The rollout will continue into the future, supporting the UK government program to deploy Smart Meters for all UK households and small businesses. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201203005370/en/ (Photo: Business Wire) As part of the transition to a flexible energy market that requires a low carbon economy and sustainable consumption habits, smart meters give consumers near real-time information on energy helping them to take control of their energy usage and bring an end to estimated billing. Smart meters come with in-home displays to enable consumers to have a better understanding of their energy usage. Against that backdrop, customers using the latest generation of smart meters are reporting an average saving of around 10% per month.

Measuring What Matters: A New Approach to Assessing Sovereign Climate Risk3.12.2020 09:23:00 CETPress release

Moody’s affiliate Four Twenty Seven today released a report analyzing the future exposure of the global population, the economy, and agriculture to a range of climate hazards, exploring both global trends and findings by country. Leveraging new analytics developed by Four Twenty Seven, the report assesses exposure to floods, heat stress, hurricanes and typhoons, rising sea levels, wildfires, and water stress and is based on the only known global dataset matching physical climate risk exposure to population location, GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), and agricultural areas within countries. “This novel dataset provides a detailed view of the exposure of key human and economic assets around the world. Understanding exposure is critical for investors and credit institutions to price climate risk, but also to help direct finance flows towards adaptation and resilience where they’re most needed,” says Emilie Mazzacurati, Global Head of Moody’s Climate Solutions in Moody’s ESG Solutions Gro

PMI Commits to Disability Inclusion by Joining The Valuable 5003.12.2020 09:05:00 CETPress release

Philip Morris International Inc.(PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced that CEO André Calantzopoulos has joined The Valuable 500—a global movement putting disability inclusion on the business leadership agenda. Signing on to this initiative marks another significant step in PMI’s journey of advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace. André Calantzopoulos said: “Businesses with a global operating footprint, such as PMI, can make a meaningful impact by ensuring that everyone—including individuals with a disability—can prosper in the workplace. By signing The Valuable 500, I am proud to join forces with a host of other CEOs who are challenging their organizations and the business world to broaden the focus of their inclusion and diversity efforts, and to help create a more inclusive world for the 1.3 billion people with disabilities. This is the right thing to do as part of our broader work to create a more equitable society. And it is also the smart thing to do, allowing PMI to tap int

Siemens Smart Infrastructure Chooses AWS as Its Preferred Cloud Provider for SAP Environments3.12.2020 09:01:00 CETPress release

Today, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Siemens Smart Infrastructure, a business of the Siemens AG group focusing on energy distribution and intelligent buildings, is moving its SAP infrastructure to AWS. The business will migrate over 20 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems,based on SAP HANA, to AWS before the end of 2021. These systems support business-critical processes in areas such as manufacturing, operations, and sales across different business units including Building Products, Electrical Products, Digital Grid, and Distribution Systems. Moving these workloads to AWS will enable Siemens Smart Infrastructure to significantly shorten hardware refresh cycles, increase agility to test and deploy new systems, and provide the foundation for the company’s future transformation using SAP S/4HANA technology. This is the first migration of production-scale SAP systems to the cloud across the Siemens AG

In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.

Visit our pressroom