Trifunctional natural killer cell engagers show potential for solid tumor cancer therapies

Many cancer therapies that have emerged in the past decade have been developed to increase anti-tumor immunity. Specifically, these therapies promote innate and adaptive immune responses and equip the body’s own immune system to work as a weapon against tumors. Currently, most approaches have focused on enhancing T cell responses. One such approach targets inhibitory

The Akron Team Participates in the 4th Annual Innate Killer Summit

The Akron team recently attended the 4th Innate Killer Summit, held in in San Diego, California. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to participate in presentations and workshops covering cutting-edge research, recent clinical data, and commercial developments in the growing NK cell therapy market. More than 250 attendees collaborated and shared knowledge on ways we

CAR NK cells may promise off-the-shelf immunotherapies with potent anti-tumor capabilities

Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) significantly enhance the anti-tumor activity of immune effector cells. Current CAR-based immunotherapies leverage engineered versions of a patient’s own T-cells to target and kill cancer cells. Recently, a study led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and University of Minnesota demonstrated that similarly modified CAR constructs

Innate Killer Summit 2018 presents cutting-edge innovations and the latest clinical data for NK cell therapies

Akron Biotech was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Innate Killer Summit held in San Diego, California. The Innate Killer Summit is the leading, dedicated end-to-end meeting serving as a catalyst to ensure successful clinical and commercial translation of NK cell immunotherapies. The most current and advanced clinical data was presented as well

Improving tumor recognition and elimination by NK cells with engineered antibodies

Current immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer exploit engineered T cells, a lymphocyte of the adaptive immune system. An alternative avenue is utilizing the major players of the innate immune system — natural killer (NK) cells. NK cells are innate lymphocytes that express activating receptors, including the NK group 2D (NKG2D) receptor. These NKG2D receptors

Akron CEO Zylberberg interviewed for the Innate Killer Summit 2018

The Innate Killer Summit is the leading, dedicated end-to-end meeting serving as the catalyst to ensure successful clinical and commercial translation of Natural Killer (NK) cell immunotherapies. Leading up to the March 2018 event in San Diego, CA, Akron Biotechnology CEO Claudia Zylberberg, Ph.D. shared some key issues and questions arising in the NK therapy