The University of Pennsylvania is the CAR T-cell research king of the United States. No institution in the country has filed for and been awarded as many patents as the Philadelphia-based institution. Penn and its scientists have filed for 428 patents for 54 separate CAR T-cell inventions according to an article by Bjorn Jurgens and Nigel S. Clark in the science journal Nature Biotechnology.

According to the article, University College London has 117 patents for 14 inventions; the National Cancer Institute, 98 patents for 14 inventions and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 80 patents and 11 inventions.

Source: Nature

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