The Life Sciences team advised bit.bio on its collaboration and option agreement with BlueRock Therapeutics for the discovery and manufacture of iPSC-derived regulatory T cells (Tregs) for use in creating therapeutics.
Under the terms of the agreement, bit.bio will use its machine learning powered discovery platform to identify transcription factor (TF) combinations for reprogramming iPSCs into Tregs. The agreement also includes options for BlueRock to license bit.bio’s opti-ox precision cell programming technology to control the expression of TF combinations within Treg cell therapies. opti-ox uses a dual genomic safe harbour approach to cell programming, and bit.bio uses opti-ox to drive the rapid TF-mediated conversion of iPSCs into highly defined cell types in a single step.
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