• Stem cells as therapy vehicles

    Biological therapy is the use of living organisms, substances derived from living organisms, or laboratory-produced versions of such substances to treat disease. In the recent years increasing evidences emerged that stem cells can function as effective treatment delivery vehicles homing and targeting both primary and metastatic tumor foci. With the developments in genetic engineering, stem cells can not only used as treatment itself but rather be modified to carry primary effectives including cyto-toxins or targeted therapies. In cooperation with academic partners, studies to develop advanced technologies of stem cell transplantation-based anti-cancer therapies are developed. A specific focus lays on the applicability of those biologic treatments tailored to individual patient immunogenic background (immune compatible biologic therapy).

    Work in this segment is supported by the FW Hempel-Family Foundation.