adoptive cell transfer therapy
50 years of research in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, genomics, engineering and advanced materials, are transforming the therapeutic landscape much like antibiotics once did for infectious diseases.  Regenerative Medicine (RM) and advanced therapeutic products encompass a very diverse and broad range of approaches that enable the body to repair, replace, restore and regenerate damaged or diseased cells, tissues and organs.

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Regenerative Medicine Medical Device DesignI suggest that Regenerative Medicine will be associated with a parallel revolution in medicine- much like introduction of the world wide web and the internet in the ’90s caused a revolution in global communications and information technologies.  As with all revolutions, history records that there are those that can thrive, adapt and ride the tides of change, and those that do not.  I prefer to ride the wave.

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Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy is a rising shining star in Regenerative Medicine.  Medical devices will be involved in many of the processes involved with CAR-T therapies. From blood collection, to T-cell isolation and activation, modification, expansion and product formulation, preconditioning and finally T-Cell infusion and delivery, there will be an evolution in the associated medical devices to support a treatment worthy of a ‘miracle cure moniker’.

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Using Matched Filters 

matched filtersAnyone who has taken a signals and communications course has likely heard of matched filters. Intuitively these filters use knowledge of the form of a transmitted signal to pull it out of the noise. Matched filter theory or related concepts are commonly used in RF communication but I often apply it to other signals, such as sensor measurements in medical devices.

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