President to inaugurate indigenous cancer therapy at IIT Bombay

President to inaugurate indigenous cancer therapy at IIT Bombay

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Category : National Published on: April 05 2024

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  • This development brings hope to Indian patients, offering the therapy at a significantly reduced cost of ₹40 lakh, in contrast to the exorbitant ₹5 crore expense in the US, rendering it inaccessible to many.
  • The CAR-T Cell Therapy (used to treat cancer patients) has been developed in India by IIT Bombay-incubated Company Immunoadoptive Cell Therapy (ImmunoACT).
  • CAR T-Cell therapy, a live drug, is a personalised treatment. Unlike chemotherapy, which must be administered periodically to combat the disease, CAR T-Cell therapy is patient-specific.
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