Developing Exosomes as a Therapeutic Platform

Developing Exosomes as a Therapeutic Platform

January 11, 2018

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Location

Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Date and Time

January 12, 2018, 12:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Presented by 

Douglas Williams, PhD, President and CEO, Codiak

Codiak is building a unique platform to employ exosomes as therapeutics. Exosomes are an ancient, highly evolved, and natural messenger system that cells use to communicate. Exosomes are lipid nanoparticles that have unique protein and carbohydrate molecules on their surface that allow them to traffic in the body and be taken up efficiently by cells. Codiak can engineer specific messages into the exosome system, effectively hijacking their biology to define a new class of medicines.

Host: Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virology