Carisma Therapeutics to Present New Data at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting

Apr 22, 2024

Preclinical data highlights the potential of engineered macrophage cell therapy as a treatment for liver and lung fibrosis

Novel Redirected Soluble Modulator technology has demonstrated the potential to enhance immune receptor signaling

PHILADELPHIA, April 22, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Carisma Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CARM) ("Carisma" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative immunotherapies, today announced the acceptance of two abstracts at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 2024 Annual Meeting being held May 7-11, 2024, in Baltimore, MD.

"We are excited to present new preclinical data highlighting the potential of our engineered macrophage cell therapies for the treatment of liver and lung fibrosis, both of which represent significant unmet medical needs with limited available therapies for patients," said Michael Klichinsky, PharmD, PhD, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Carisma. "We look forward to presenting these data and are excited to expand our macrophage engineering platform beyond oncology."

Poster Presentation Details:

Title: Genetically Engineered Macrophage Cell Therapy Reverses Liver and Lung Fibrosis in Preclinical Models 
Abstract #: 852
Session: Other Cellular and Regenerative Therapies
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2024; 12:00 PM ET
Location: Exhibit Hall

Title: Redirected Soluble Modulators (RSM) – A Novel Engineering Strategy to Enhance Immune Receptor Signaling
Abstract #: 812
Session: Immune Targeting and Approaches with Genetically-Modified Cells and Cell Therapies
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 8, 2024; 12:00 PM ET
Location: Exhibit Hall

The posters presented at ASGCT 2024 will be available online in the "Publications" section of Carisma's website at following the start of the respective poster sessions.

About Carisma 

Carisma Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing our proprietary macrophage and monocyte cell engineering platform to develop transformative immunotherapies to treat cancer and other serious diseases. We have created a comprehensive, differentiated proprietary cell therapy platform focused on engineered macrophages and monocytes, cells that play a crucial role in both the innate and adaptive immune response. Carisma is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, please visit

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