Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy is undoubtedly leading a revolution in cancer therapy1,2. The recent successes of CAR T cell therapy in fighting hematologic malignancies have led to a tremendous increase of interest in the immunotherapeutic field³. The great potential of genetically modified T cells now even expands into the area of solid tumors and infectious diseases⁴. Currently, the manufacturing process of CAR T cells consists of various complex procedures, is labor intensive, and represents one of the biggest challenges in this area. The CliniMACS Prodigy TCT process provides a unique all-in-one solution to these challenges. With the CliniMACS Prodigy Platform, it is possible to generate gene-modified T cells in a standardized and automated process5. It is a breakthrough in cell manufacturing, and a leap to the next generation.
The CliniMACS Prodigy Platform enables the entire workflow for the manufacture of CAR T cells, from T cell selection and activation, to viral transduction, and cell expansion. All cell processing steps are automated, ensuring a highly reproducible and standardized manufacturing process.
During the T cell transduction process, T cells are first enriched by specific selection and then activated overnight. In the next step T cells are transduced with a lentiviral or gamma-retroviral vector. Subsequently, transduced T cells are expanded to the desired cell number for final cell harvest.
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At the end of the CliniMACS Prodigy TCT Process, the final product is harvested in 100 mL buffer of your choice. CAR T cells are then ready for cryopreservation or direct infusion.