Vycellix CEO to Present Next-Generation Universal Cell Platform to Optimize Allogeneic Cell Therapies at ‘Innate Killer Summit’


VY-UC represents novel & simplified approach to design “off-the-shelf” therapies resolving the complexities & limitations of gene-editing to modulate self-recognition proteins 

TAMPA, FLORIDA & STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 10, 2020 – Vycellix, Inc., an immuno-centric discovery life science company with a focus on natural killer cell-based (NK cell) therapeutics, today announced that its Chairman & CEO, Evren Alici, M.D., Ph.D., will present at the upcoming Innate Killer Summit.  The Conference, which will be held as a virtual event on August 25-26, is the largest industry-focused meeting concentrating on all aspects of innate immunity and NK cell therapy breakthroughs.

Vycellix Presentation Details:

Event:          Innate Killer Summit (virtual conference)
Presenter:     Evren Alici, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Vycellix, Inc.
Day/Time:     Wednesday, August 26 at 9:30am ET
Title:           Strategies to Generate Potent NK Cells as Universal Source
Link:          https://innate-killer.com/whats-on/agenda/day-two/

Dr. Alici’s presentation will include discussion reporting on Vycellix’s VY-UC platform, designed to generate immune-privileged universal cells without altering the components that control self-recognition (HLA).  Cells modified by VY-UC avoid immune recognition of grafted cells without impacting HLA while conserving viability, functionality, and persistence.

According to Dr. Alici, “We developed VY-UC to abrogate cellular immune response while obviating the need for immune-suppressive drugs in contexts of allogeneic cell therapies, hence redefining ‘off-the-shelf’ treatment strategies for a broad range of uses and indications, including for the development of next-generation NK cells.”  Dr. Alici is group leader in Hematology at Karolinska Institutet (KI), Department of Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden. He also serves as co-director of NextGenNK, an international Competence Center for the development of next-generation NK cell-based cancer immunotherapies based at KI.

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About Vycellix™, Inc.

Vycellix is a private, immuno-centric discovery life science company, advancing the development of transformational platform technologies to enhance and optimize next-generation cell & gene-based therapies, including T cell and natural killer (NK) cell-based cancer therapies.

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Vycellix Corporate Contact:
Douglas W. Calder, President
Phone: (772)-418-6302
Email:  [email protected]