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Combination of in vivo monitoring and flow cytometry-based immunoprofiling on syngeneic tumor models

05 / 24 / 2019

Syngeneic tumor models were becoming invaluable for preclinical development and evaluation of immuno-based therapies in the presence of a functional immunocompetent system. Explicyte is providing a series of syngeneic mouse models including subcutaneous and orthotopic models, which were fully characterized in terms of their responsiveness to immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) and their immune infiltration features using a high throughput-compatible flow cytometry platform.

Explicyte intensifies its efforts in translational research & will be attending the ASCO Annual Meeting 2019 in Chicago

05 / 21 / 2019

By setting new facilities within the cancer center “Institut Bergonié”, Explicyte - in addition to its preclinical research capabilities - strengthens its development towards clinical translational research, to provide new services based on multiparametric experimental biomarker analysis, for target identification and monitoring of the immune response in the context of clinical trials.


Orthotopic glioblastoma mouse model in a new shuttle session - Cost-effective & time-saving efficacy studies

04 / 23 / 2019

Our syngeneic glioma mouse model, based on the intracranial inoculation of Luc2-expressing GL261 cells and bioluminescence imaging for tumor growth monitoring, represents a suitable tool for chemo- and immunotherapy assessment. It closely mimics the human disease in terms of tumor progression and anti-tumor response, and recapitulates glioblastoma characteristic features including among others tumor immune cell infiltration and tumor-induced immunosuppression.

M2 Macrophage Suppression Assay

03 / 13 / 2019

Our newly validated M2 suppression assay based on i) the co-culture of autologous monocyte-derived M2 macrophages and activated CD4+ T cells (or PBMCs) and on ii) the quantitation of IFNg levels as surrogate of T cell activation, is specifically designed to assess new immunotherapeutics for their modulatory activity on the phenotype and function of M2 macrophages. 

Candidate compounds can thus be evaluated as single agents or in combinatorial treatments, for their potential to repolarize / switch M2 macrophages and to antagonize M2-mediated T cell suppression.

Intratumoral microdialysis-based approach to assess tumor immunometabolism & specific immunometabolic pathways-targeting

02 / 20 / 2019

Syngeneic tumor models were becoming invaluable for preclinical development and evaluation of immuno-based therapies. Nevertheless, the immunometabolic features of these tumors models, which may likely underlie responsiveness to immunotherapies, are still not well understood and become thus primordial to be defined for tumor model characterization and selection of the appropriate ones, for target validation, drug development, and assessment of the efficacy potential of drug candidates.