Carisma Takes Its CAR-M Approach In Solid Tumors Public Via Sesen Merger
Merging with the shell of troubled cancer biotech Sesen, Carisma believes its chimeric antigen-receptor-macrophage (CAR-M) platform can bring the immunotherapy application to solid tumors.
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