Artificial lymphocytes will speed up the production of cells for immunotherapy 6 times

Now for growing cells for immunotherapy, scientists take samples of immune cells from humans,

activate and modify them in vitro, and then transplant them back to the person.

This is the most effective at the moment way to fight cancer, there are two significant drawbacks - the production of cells takes from 6 to 8 weeks, and in the body they live only a few days.

Researchers have proposed a new way of growingcells - in the analogue of human lymph nodes created from hydrogel. This has reduced the time to grow more than 150 thousand cells — enough for a cancer therapy — to one week.

Earlier it was reported that engineers from the University of Vienna are developing a vest with flexible radiofrequency coils, designed to detect breast cancer in its early stages.