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Cellesce Announces License Agreement with Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) for the Expansion of Breast Cancer Organoids at Scale

CARDIFF, UK, March 18, 2019 / B3C newswire / — Cellesce and Hubrecht Organoid Technology (HUB) have today announced a licence agreement for the expansion of organoids using Cellesce’s own bioprocessing technology and HUB Organoid Technology for the scale up of breast organoids.

Cellesce and HUB have an ongoing agreement for the expansion of organoids using HUB Technology. In a new project, funded by Innovate UK, Cellesce will expand breast cancer organoids using a combination of HUB Organoid Technology and Cellesce’s own bioprocessing technology. The project aims to confirm that breast cancer organoids remain genetically and phenotypically stable and continue to faithfully recapitulate the characteristics of the tumours from which they were originally derived. The project will provide support for the scaling of organoid expansion to generate the quantities of organoids required by commercial and academic researchers in drug discovery programmes.

Cellesce Chief Executive, Dr Mark Treherne, commented:“By partnering with HUB Cellesce will be in a position to provide an integrated drug discovery solution.  This will be a comprehensive package that supplies organoids at scale which will increase the impact that organoid models are having on the cancer research community.”

“HUB Organoid Technology will benefit from Cellesce’s innovative technology to expand large quantities of organoids such as breast cancer organoids.” added Dr Rob Vries, Managing Director of the HUB.