What are the features of Oncolytic Virus Services?
Oncolytic viruses (OV) selectively replicate and kill cancer cells and spread within the tumor, while not harming normal tissue. Besides this direct oncolytic activity, OVs are also very effective at inducing immune responses to themselves and the infected tumor cells. OVs encompass a wide diversity of DNA and RNA viruses that are naturally cancer selective or can be genetically engineered. The field aims to develop OVs that are easily manufactured, efficiently delivered to disseminated sites of cancer growth, undergo rapid intratumoral spread, selectively kill tumor cells, pose no collateral damage and cause no risk of transmission in the population.