Chimeric antigen receptor-T cell efficacy can be evaluated on an Organ-Chip model system


The need for human-centric model systems that can test the efficacy of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapies is expanding rapidly, as these hold great promise for cancer treatment. We recently developed a system for inflammatory immune cell recruitment on the human Colon Intestine-Chip as a model for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The goal of the current study was to develop a novel system for measuring the recruitment and killing capacity of CAR-T cells in an Organ-Chip system.

Our proof-of-concept findings herein suggest that the human-centric Organ-Chip model can evaluate the efficacy of CAR-T cell therapies, and in particular, provide a system that integrates both the recruitment and killing aspects of CAR-T function.