Tumor-Associated-Macrophages (TAM)

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Preclinical CRO services to explore Tumor-Associated-Macrophages (TAM) as a key driver of Cancer


Tumor-Associated Macrophages (TAMs) play an important role in tumor development, modulation of neoangiogenesis, immune suppression, and metastasis. A high infiltration of macrophages in the tumor is often correlated with a poor prognosis in several types of cancer. Therefore, they became an attractive target for cancer immunotherapies.

Several macrophage-targeting approaches in anticancer therapy are under development, including TAM depletion, inhibition of new TAM differentiation, or re-education of TAM activation for cancer cell phagocytosis.

Oncodesign Services offers a comprehensive preclinical platform to explore Macrophages


To facilitate your TAM-related research, we designed at Oncodesign Services a comprehensive preclinical platform to better evaluate and support the preclinical development of novel TAM-targeting therapies using this toolbox.


Tumor-Associated-Macrophages (TAM) with Oncodesign Services


In order to better evaluate and support the pre-clinical development of novel TAM-targeting strategies, we implemented a large panel of in vitro assays and in vivo models:

  • In vitro ODS assays
    • Antibody-dependent cellular phagocytosis (ADCP) assay
    • M2 polarization inhibition assay

    (non-exhaustive list)

  • In vivo ODS models
    • Syngeneic mouse models: PAN02, Renca, Hepa1-6 to evaluate anti-CSF1R antibodies or demonstrate immunosuppressive reprogramming into an M1 phenotype
    • Humanized mouse models: breast, colon, head & neck, and melanoma PDX and CDX tumors in different huCD34-engrafted mouse models to assess TAM-mediated antitumor activity of compounds displaying no cross reactivity with murine target

    (non-exhaustive list)

Oncodesign Services is pleased to help you in preclinical evaluation of your TAM-targeting therapies. Please feel free to contact us, our team is at your disposal at any time.


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