In this episode of the Life Science Success Podcast, we’re honored to have Dr. Alan Trounson, the CEO of Cartherics Pty Ltd, a company at the forefront of redefining cancer treatment through immunotherapy. Tune in as we discuss the future of cancer treatment, and much more!”
Dr. Alan Trounson, CEO of Cartherics Pty Ltd, has a rich background in reproductive sciences and stem cell research. He has been instrumental in the development of human IVF and embryonic stem cells, and has also led the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine with a $3 billion budget.
Cartherics aims to redefine cancer treatment through immunotherapy. The company is working on off-the-shelf CAR-T therapies that are designed to be low-cost and widely accessible, aiming to make cancer a manageable condition rather than a terminal one.
The company differentiates itself by focusing on overcoming immune inhibitors in solid tumors and recruiting the patient’s own immune system for a more effective treatment. They are also involved in gene editing to extend the life of CAR-T cells and make them more effective.
Cartherics is in discussions with the FDA and plans to enter clinical trials by 2025. They are also collaborating with various international partners, including companies in Korea, China, Malaysia, and Australia, to bring in innovative ideas and technologies.
Dr. Trounson is enthusiastic about the science and the potential impact of their work. He believes that getting the science right is crucial for achieving the expected outcomes and is excited about the broader scientific developments in the field.