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Genetically engineered stem cells to boost cancer immunotherapy

The CSIC, the Banc de Sang i Teixits de Catalunya and the Idibell have signed an agreement to research the production of CAR-NK cells, which are easier to produce than the CAR-T cells used successfully in immunotherapy. The research will test stem cell editing using two technologies patented by the CSIC. One of the goals is to create a bank of CAR-NK anti-tumour cells for immediate use.

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Knowledge-based companies to cross the Valley of Death

30 years of R+D CSIC

Knowledge-based companies help to bring scientific results from research centres to the market and society. Thirty years ago, none existed at the CSIC. Since 1999, the CSIC has promoted about 170 companies. Of these, around 60% are still active.

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New project develops advanced biomaterials for complex wound healing

The European project, Nabiheal, will work on the synthesis of advanced biomaterials as an alternative to silver-based dressings commonly used for wound healing. The new materials will be cheaper, safer and more sustainable.

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New method for the detection of RNA viruses such as SARS-CoV-2

This new methodology is effective and faster than the PCR test, and opens up new options for detecting viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, the influenza A virus (H1N1) or the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a pathogen that affects newborn babies and requires careful differential diagnosis.

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Scientists create proteins that do not exist in nature and that mimic the immunoglobulins of antibodies

Computational design has made it possible to create proteins that mimic the folded immunoglobulin structure of natural antibodies. They can be used as a basis for the development of tailor-made and more economical antibody-like drugs. These results open the door to the design of antibody-like proteins with tailored structures and better biophysical properties than current ones.

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