Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI

One year on: Kymriah® CAR-T cell therapy in Germany

Press Release Novartis | October 7, 2019

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Affordable and mobile purification of dialysis water

Research News | October 1, 2019

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Leipzig University’s Faculty of Medicine hands PhD prize to Dr. Alexandra Rockstroh

Press release | September 19, 2019

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Fraunhofer IZI to host the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Gene Therapy (DG-GT)

Press Release | September 16, 2019

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We transfer biomedical research into the clinic.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI investigates and develops solutions to specific problems at the interfaces of medicine, life sciences and engineering. One of the institute‘s main tasks is to conduct contract research for companies, hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and research institutes operating in the field of biotechnology, pharma­ceuticals and medical engineering.

The Fraunhofer IZI develops, optimizes and validates methods, materials and products for the business units Cell and Gene Therapy, Drugs and Diagnostics. Its areas of competence lie in cell biology, immunology, drug biochemistry, bioanalytics and bioproduction as well as process development and automation. In these areas, research specifically focusses on the indications oncology, immunological diseases as well as infectious diseases and neurodegenerative diseases.

The institute works in close cooperation with hospital institutions and performs quality tests besides carrying out the GMP-compliant manufacture of clinical test samples. Furthermore, it helps partners obtain manufacturing licenses and permits.

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Press information Novartis / 7.10.2019

One year on: Kymriah® CAR-T cell therapy in Germany

  • Around one year ago, the European Commission approved the use of Novartis’ CAR-T cells in Germany for patients diagnosed with certain types of life-threatening blood cancer who have extremely limited survival prospects.
  • Each patient-specific CAR-T cell infusion is the result of an individualized, innovative manufacturing and logistics process that Novartis has established together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig.
  • In Germany, more than 15 hospitals1 are now certified to carry out the CAR-T cell therapy developed by Novartis.
 

Research News / 1.10.2019

Affordable and mobile purification of dialysis water

People who suffer from end stage renal desease frequently undergo dialysis on a fixed schedule. For patients this artificial washing of the blood is a major burden. To remove toxins from the blood, large quantities of dialysis water for clearance are required. Until now there has been no solution so far to recover this dialysate cost-effectively. Therefore a cryo-purification method is being developed by Fraunhofer researchers that clears the water without loosing it. This approach not only reduces costs – it may even pave the way for a wearable artificial kidney by milder long-term dialysis treatment at complete water autonomy.

 

Press information / 19.9.2019

Leipzig University’s Faculty of Medicine hands PhD prize to Dr. Alexandra Rockstroh

Dr. Alexandra Rockstroh from the Department of Immunology received one of the PhD prizes awarded in 2019 by the Faculty of Medicine at Leipzig University for her doctoral thesis entitled “Development of procedures for the specific, serological diagnosis of dengue and Zika virus infections ...

 

 

Press information / 16.9.2019

Fraunhofer IZI to host the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Gene Therapy (DG-GT)

On September 16 and 17, 2019, just under 200 distinguished international experts and junior researchers from the field of cell and gene therapy will come together at Leipzig's Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI, where they will discuss the latest developments in immuno-oncology ...

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