TCR-T Cell Therapy

Whether you want to express exogenous T cell receptor (TCR) mRNA or to knock out endogenous TCR with CRISPR RNP, MaxCyte® ExPERTTM instruments can streamline your journey to success with reliable, high-efficiency electroporation and high cell viability.



The development of TCR-T cell therapy has transformed the way we approach treating cancer. In this innovative strategy, engineered TCRs are introduced to the patient's T cells through viral or non-viral gene transfer techniques. This genetic modification enables the T cells to recognize cancer cells and attach to them.

After the genetic modification, the TCR-T cells undergo expansion and rigorous quality control testing to ensure their potency, purity, and safety. As with any new technology, TCR-T cell manufacturing faces numerous challenges from efficient delivery of diverse payloads to scale-up of final therapeutic material.

Explore multiplex engineering

Designing potent, safe and persistent T cell therapies requires sophisticated engineering strategies, which can be challenging to implement, particularly at the GMP scale necessary for the clinic. Explore how MaxCyte enabled the first-ever human clinical trial of multiplex CRISPR gene-edited T cell therapy.


CT Scans show 50% tumor regression after infusion with TCR immunotherapy.

Adapted from Carl June Science, 2020, 367(6481):eaba7365.


TCR expression was achieved in 84-93% of T cells.

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Express exogenous TCR mRNA

Engineering T cells to express new TCRs can be challenging. Timelines, cost and potential toxicity are all factors that must be balanced when designing new cell therapies. MaxCyte electroporation offers a high-efficiency, scalable, cost-effective and safe approach to delivering a variety of gene editing tools, including exogenous mRNA for optimized T cell manufacturing.

Generating TCR-T cells is rapid, scalable and clinically feasible

Steer your way to a successful T cell therapy by partnering with MaxCyte. For sophisticated multiplexed engineering and highly efficient delivery of a variety of payloads, we are here to support your discovery from concept to commercialization.

Research applications

Gene Editing

Navigate the complexities of genome engineering with highly efficient delivery.

Cell Therapies

Discover scalable engineering to enable safe and potent cell therapies.

General Cell
CAR NK Cells

Chimeric receptor antigen expressing NK cell manufacturing at clinical scale.


Non-Viral Engineering of Human iPSCs to Manufacture Rejuvenated TCR T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy.
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Efficient and Scalable T Cell Engineering for Advancing Cancer Immunotherapy of Hepatocellular Carcinoma by a cGmp-Compliant Non-Viral Cell Engineering Platform.
Scientific Brief
Multiplex CRISPR-mediated Gene Editing Towards the Creation of a Universal CAR T Cell.
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ExPERT GTx™ Electroporation System

The ExPERT GTxTM is the only non-viral transfection system enabling a commercially approved cell therapy. Clinically-proven in over 45 clinical trials across various indications and gene editing tools, our ExPERT GTxTM system and on-demand scientific support helps accelerating development while mitigating risks.

Benefit from our proven track record of reducing preclinical development by multiple months with our scientific knowhow that extends beyond the electroporation step. Embrace continuous scalability with the only platform offering transition from 15uL to 100mL on a single instrument.


Reagents and Processing Assemblies

MaxCyte's consumable products provide users with a variety of options for project scale and throughput from discovery through cGMP manufacturing using a single platform. Our range of Processing Assemblies allows users to transfect a variety of cell sample volumes to meet specific application needs. MaxCyte's Electroporation Buffer is animal-derived component free and safe for all cell types ensuring consistent, high-performance transfection.

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