SQZBiotech’s “cell-squeezing” wins top accolades at MassChallenge, headed to outer space

Fresh off its MassChallenge win, MIT spinoff SQZBiotech is taking its tech to new heights. Namely, it’s partnered with NASA and will be studying its “cell-squeezing” process at the International Space Station, learning how to better insert transformative materials into cells in a microgravity environment. The startup has developed a slick, vector-free method of introducing material into […]

SQZBiotech’s cell-squeezing could be a better way to reprogram cells

Scientists are recognizing the power of transmogrifying cells to do their bidding. Heck, we recently found that heart cells can be reprogrammed into “pacemaker cells” through gene therapy. But it can still be a quandary to figure out an efficient way of inserting the necessary transformative materials into the cell. Cambridge startup SQZ Biotech has a slick, vector-free […]