As such, full implementation of the TFF can be another major step forward in advancing immune therapies, and help to position the manufacturing of DCVax products for potential commercial scale-up when the time comes.
"Ongoing development of our technologies for cost reduction and simultaneous enhancements in quality continues to strengthen our competitive position," commented Linda Powers, CEO of NW Bio. "The TFF system provides major advantages in this regard, and the issuance of this latest patent is a significant addition to our portfolio of over 180 issued and pending patents worldwide."
Dr. Marnix Bosch, one of the inventors on this line of patents, says: "We have approached the issues of dendritic cell manufacturing from a process-improvement perspective, and the material covered in these issued patents takes advantage of the natural biology of dendritic cells and their precursors, thereby allowing us to produce more potent dendritic cells in a more efficient and automated system."
NW Bio holds numerous related international patents in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, China, South Korea, Mexico and other countries.
About Northwest Biotherapeutics
Northwest Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing immunotherapy products to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis, in both the U.S. and Europe. The Company has a broad platform technology for DCVax dendritic cell-based vaccines. The Company's lead program is a 312-patie
|SOURCE Northwest Biotherapeutics|
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