Highlight: Platform for Ex-Vivo Drug Response Assays (PEDRA)
We have developed a Platform for Ex-Vivo Drug Response Assays (PEDRA) that mirrors the clinical patient situation in vitro by using disease-specific models generated from clinical samples, recruited individually for each project. PEDRA comprises several ex-vivo assays of variable cellular complexity. In combination with state-of-the-art readouts drug safety and efficacy can be assessed for a broad range of anticancer treatments. Because PEDRA preserves the original cellular composition of the organ of interest, it is ideal for testing novel IO therapies incl. CPI and ADC.