July 16, 2024


General Studies Paper -3 Context: The President of India, launched India’s first home-grown gene therapy which is CAR-T cell therapy (NexCAR19) for cancer at IIT Bombay. About NexCAR19 is the indigenously developed therapy for B-cell cancers (types of cancers that form in the immune system’s cells) such as leukemia and lymphoma. It has been developed collaboratively by Immuno ACT,a company incubated at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), and Tata Memorial Hospital. CAR-T Cell Therapy T cells are the cells of the immune system that fights infections and can kill cancer. But, sometimes cancers can evade the T cells and there comes....Read More

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