“The area I am most excited about are cell therapies. Emily is the first child who was treated with such a therapy, and as you see she has been cured from her cancer.
This involved taking a particular type of her own immune cells, called T-cells and engineer them so that they recognise the cancer cells. The problem is that this is extremely expensive –in the UK this treatment costs 350k. I feel very strongly that a medicine needs to be available for every patient. Imagine we can use cell programming to generate these cells at scale and at an affordable cost.”
Founder and CEO bit.bio, Codex Talk October 2022