Navigation Links
La Jolla Institute signs exclusive license agreement with Medimmune on major asthma discovery
Date:2/25/2009

SAN DIEGO (February 25, 2009) A major asthma discovery by a researcher at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology has been licensed by MedImmune, a leading innovation-focused biotechnology company and wholly owned subsidiary of AstraZeneca PLC. MedImmune licensed the discovery to explore its use in the development of a potential biologics drug for treating asthma.

Under the agreement, MedImmune was granted exclusive intellectual property rights to the discovery, which demonstrated the pivotal role of a protein called the OX40 ligand in asthma. The finding was made by the laboratory of La Jolla Institute scientist Michael Croft, Ph.D., and marked a major milestone in asthma research.

Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that can cause wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing. It is the most common serious chronic disease of childhood and is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization among U.S. children under age 15.

More than 30 million Americans (or 11.2 percent of the population) reported having a history of asthma in 2005, including nine million children, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20 million Americans said they currently have the disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates asthma-related health care costs in the U.S. at $14 billion annually.

La Jolla Institute leaders hailed the agreement as significant for asthma sufferers. "This agreement with MedImmune is an important first step towards the goal of translating some of Dr. Croft's groundbreaking work in the laboratory into an innovative therapy for improving the lives of asthma patients," said Mitchell Kronenberg, Ph.D., president and scientific director of the La Jolla Institute, a nonprofit biomedical research institute and international leader in immunology research.

Kronenberg added that such licensing arrangements are a central part of the mission of research inst
'/>"/>

Contact: Bonnie Ward
contact@liai.org
619-303-3160
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Palm Beach County wants to establish a Max Planck Institute in Florida
2. Midlands Consortium delighted to be chosen to host £1 billion energy institute
3. $22 million gift from Alfred Taubman launches new biomedical research institute
4. 3 Columbia University Medical Center faculty elected to Institute of Medicine
5. Stowers Institutes Xie Lab demonstrates dual intrinsic and extrinsic control of stem cell aging
6. Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A risk distribution law for evolution
7. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research to set up its first Asian branch in Singapore
8. Baker Institute finds increased domestic production wont make US self-sufficient in natural gas
9. Lupus Research Institute strategy delivers $30 million in national funding
10. Stowers Institutes Hawley Lab identifies factors responsible for restart of meiotic cycle
11. Pew Institute for Ocean Science awards 5 fellowships in support of global marine conservation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 13, 2015 Technology Showcase, Hall E -   EyeLock ... today announced it will showcase its EyeLock ID technology integrated ... Department of Energy,s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ... EyeLock,s iris identity authentication technology is being used to validate ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... YORK , Jan. 21, 2015  Analyst Report Issued by ... Card Brands report showed that planet-wide, transactions at merchants on ... while the total number of credit, debit, and prepaid cards ... U.S. were victims of fraudulent card usage in 2012, and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014  Since its launch in December 2014, the ... eliminate the pain of trying to remember their usernames and ... fused to their smartphones. To assist people who have struggled ... company that created 1U and focuses on redefining identity, announced ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 2EyeLock Debuts First Iris Authentication Technology Embedded in 3D Printed Automobile 3$4.80 Near Term Price Target with "Buy" given by CapRock Research for NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) issued by Small Cap IR 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 21U Offers Best Solution to the Username / Password Dilemma: For FREE! 3
... 2010 The approach the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ... anaerobic lagoons that treat manure contains errors and may ... scientists from the University of Missouri. Anaerobic lagoons ... application to crops as a fertilizer. Methane, one byproduct ...
... in Spanish . , A laboratory milling device ... Research Service (ARS) scientists and an industry cooperator. ... wheat that are not visible to the eye or that ... by National Manufacturing, Inc. (NMI), of Lincoln, Neb., was based ...
... Using an off-the-shelf digital camera, Rice University biomedical engineers ... Cancer Center have created an inexpensive device that is ... from healthy cells simply by viewing the LCD monitor ... of the first tests of the camera were published ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists question EPA estimates of greenhouse gas emissions 2ARS, industry cooperation yields device to detect insects in stored wheat 2Off-the-shelf cancer detection 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... Denville, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... shearing technologies such as the Bioruptor® and complete ... semi-automation system for chromatin immunoprecipitation, alleviating the need ... reagents and controls needed for ChIP of histones ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015   Cypher Genomics, Inc., the leading ... SQNM ), the leading molecular diagnostics company, ... noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Through this agreement, Sequenom ... to advance analysis of clinically-relevant fetal sub-chromosomal variants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015   GenoSpace , a precision ... tools to enable the broad use of genomic, imaging and ... the appointment of Michelle Munson , CEO of Aspera, ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170713 ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The report “Service Quality Management and ... Provider Type - Global Advancements, Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis ... analysis and forecasting of revenues. , Browse 152 ... and in-depth TOC on “Service Quality Management (SQM) and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Diagenode Launches Unique Semi-Automated Solution for Chromatin Immunoprecipitation 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4GenoSpace Expands Board with Appointment of Michelle Munson 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Wisconsin, one company is earning their bread and cheese ... Inc. , a global satellite communications provider, has deployed ... a satellite-based broadband access provider. , ,IsoTropic operates an ... on 21 acres in rural Wisconsin, and it maintains ...
... adison, Wis. - Last week, the ... restrictions on stem cell research. Those restrictions have unquestionably ... and experts say. , ,When Congress passed legislation ... renewed hope among families whose loved ones are suffering ...
... certain forms of cancer has focused on disease-related changes ... progress, significant lines of inquiry will examine not only ... the sugar molecules that naturally attach to those proteins. ... instance, researchers have distinguished carbohydrate structures that could be ...
Cached Biology Technology:Rural company works to improve broadband 2Stem cell research holds the promise for tomorrow 2Stem cell research holds the promise for tomorrow 3GenTel licenses next generation cancer research 2GenTel licenses next generation cancer research 3
... analysis in a modern flow cytometer, a ... are differentially labeled with fluorescent probes. However, ... used for cell labeling are broader than ... flow cytometers filters. Thus, the fluorescence signal ...
This free-standing laminar flow hood provides a vertical flow of HEPA-filtered air to create a clean processing area. It includes a fluorescent light and motorized sliding shield. Options include wor...
... ,Product Information , ... high quality, general purpose shaker with economical analog ... models in the line, the Orbit LS features ... Electronic controls are utilized for setting speed and ...
This modular laminar flow hood forces air through a 99.99% efficient HEPA filter to create a clean processing area. Configurations are available with vertical or horizontal flow; options include a wo...
Biology Products: