Engineered red blood cells (RBCs) appear to be a promising method for therapeutic drug and protein delivery. With a number of agents in clinical trials (e.g., dexamethasone 21-phosphate in ataxia telangiectasia, asparaginase in pancreatic cancer/acute lymphoblastic leukemia, thymidine phosphorylase in mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy, RTX-134 in phenylketonuria, etc.), this leading article summarizes the ongoing efforts in developing these agents, focuses on the clinical progress, and provides a brief background into engineered RBCs and the different ways in which they can be exploited for therapeutic/diagnostic purposes. References to available data on safety, efficacy, and tolerability are reported. Due to the continuous progress in this field, the information is updated as of January 2020 from databases, websites, and press releases of the involved companies and information that is in the public domain.

Ongoing Developments and Clinical Progress in Drug-Loaded Red Blood Cell Technologies

Luigia Rossi;Francesca Pierigè;Mattia Paolo Aliano;Mauro Magnani
2020-01-01

Abstract

Engineered red blood cells (RBCs) appear to be a promising method for therapeutic drug and protein delivery. With a number of agents in clinical trials (e.g., dexamethasone 21-phosphate in ataxia telangiectasia, asparaginase in pancreatic cancer/acute lymphoblastic leukemia, thymidine phosphorylase in mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy, RTX-134 in phenylketonuria, etc.), this leading article summarizes the ongoing efforts in developing these agents, focuses on the clinical progress, and provides a brief background into engineered RBCs and the different ways in which they can be exploited for therapeutic/diagnostic purposes. References to available data on safety, efficacy, and tolerability are reported. Due to the continuous progress in this field, the information is updated as of January 2020 from databases, websites, and press releases of the involved companies and information that is in the public domain.
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