Achilles Therapeutics

Description: 

Achilles Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing personalized T cell therapies targeting neoantigens: protein markers unique to each individual that are present on the surface of a cancer cell and can be detected by the immune system. Their approach is based on the science of tumor evolution in which the neoantigens that arise early in the cancer’s development and are retained as each tumor grows. These ‘clonal’ neoantigens are present on all the cancer cells and are completely absent from a patient’s healthy tissue. Achilles uses DNA sequencing data from each patient, together with a proprietary bioinformatics platform, to identify clonal neoantigens specific to that patient and enable the development of personalised cell therapies. Targeting multiple clonal neoantigens that are present on all cancer cells, but not on healthy cells, allows individualised treatments to target and destroy tumours without harming healthy tissues.

Location(s): 
Stevenage HRT
United Kingdom