Brooklyn Immunotherapeutic Inc. (BTX) stock surged by 4.45% at the last trading close as well as the BTX stock price continued to rise by 5.05% in the after-hours session. Brooklyn is interested in learning more about the role of cytokine-based therapy in cancer treatment, both as a single agent and in tandem with other anti-cancer therapies. Via its choice deals with Factor Bioscience and Novellus, BTX is also looking at ways to develop treatments using cutting-edge gene editing/cell therapy technologies.
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What is happening?
On April 15, 2021, BTX disclosed that it had required to pay $1 million for a license to Factor Bioscience and Novellus’ mRNA Gene Editing and Cell Therapies technologies and that its option to enter into a similar license agreement with Factor Bioscience and Novellus had been extended until May 21, 2021.
If a licensing deal is concluded, Brooklyn will be able to use an extensively proprietary procedure to produce gene-edited compounds using mRNA, which preclinical evidence suggests are more effective, non-immunogenic, and non-mutagenic, for the treatment of a variety of solid tumor and liquid indications, and also sickle cell anemia and a variety of other inherited disorders.
What the process basically is?
Gene editing is a research method for adding, deleting, or correcting a patient’s genetic material in order to cure a disease. According to research, modifying genes in patients may lead to treatments for a variety of genetic disorders. The approved framework will include mRNA cell reprogramming, mRNA-based gene editing, a proprietary gene-editing enzyme, and the proprietary ToRNAdo lipid delivery system, which delivers mRNA to the skin, brain, eye, and lung tissue efficiently both ex vivo and in vivo.
Brooklyn will be entitled to a refund of the $1 million charge if the licensing agreement does not get finalized by May 21, 2021.