Navigation Links
Developing a Safer and More Effective Way to Deliver Rabies Antibodies
Date:2/5/2009

INCHEON, South Korea, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Celltrion, Inc., a South Korean biopharmaceutical company, have signed a Letter of Intent to permit joint research on the development of novel antibodies to protect people exposed to the rabies virus.

Medical attention for a person exposed to rabies is a two-step procedure. First, rabies immune globulin (RIG) is given to provide immediate antibodies neutralizing the rabies virus. Thereafter, the patient receives five doses of vaccine to build active immunity against the rabies virus.

Active immunity is detectable after the first week of vaccination so RIG is essential at the first stage of medical attention before a person develops their own antibodies from vaccine.

There are currently two types of RIG: human and equine. Human RIG can sometimes be in short supply due to manufacturing restrictions. It is expensive, and there are regulatory concerns because it comes from human blood. Because equine RIG is derived from horses, there are concerns that it may not provide the proper antibody response, and there are international animal care and use issues because of the involvement of horses in its production. In developing countries, where the majority of human rabies cases occur, both types of RIG are frequently unavailable.

The CDC/Celltrion collaboration addresses these problems by using cell culture to manufacture RIG of a new generation, which is expected to be safer, more effective and affordable.

"The CDC is excited to begin a novel research collaboration with Celltrion on the development of additional products that can provide immunity to rabies. We believe this effort holds great public health promise toward the prevention of this deadly disease, especially in developing countries," said Charles E. Rupprecht, V.M.D., chief of the CDC's Rabies Program.

'/>"/>
SOURCE Celltrion, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Secures Exclusive License to Use New University of Alberta Technology for Developing Microfluidic Devices
2. DuPont, Genencor International and Tate & Lyle Honored for Groundbreaking Work in Developing Bio-PDO(TM)
3. International Atomic Energy Agency and National Foundation for Cancer Research Launch Major Initiative to Improve Cancer Prevention and Treatments in Developing Countries
4. Free CME-certified Webcast: Making Your Case: Up-to-date Answers for Developing Trends in PCI
5. The Diabetes Series 2008: Experts Speak About Developing Diabetes Therapeutics
6. Microchip Biotechnologies, Inc. Collaborating With Stanford University on Developing a Front End Microfluidic-Based Sample Preparation System for Pyrosequencing Platforms
7. Allen Institute for Brain Science Launches Three New Landmark Atlas Projects Focusing on the Human Brain, Developing Brain and Spinal Cord
8. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on clinical trials in developing countries
9. Iowa State researchers developing system to efficiently convert biomass to ethanol
10. Pharmaceuticals & Biotechs to Share Insights for Developing Leaders in a Fast-Paced, Competitive Industry
11. Developing Sales Leaders: Benchmarks Reveal Tactics that Will Propel Your Business
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... family closer together. The Archer Family purchased a ... contained within DNA, but ended up with a lifetime ... discoveries contained within the family members’ DNA genuinely brought ... had decided to search deeper into genetic history and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... academic institutions and professional associations, addressed the challenges of ... & Medical Device Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the ... ) with the Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) ... the event on June 24 at the Kroc Institute ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Tute ... interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, ... for Lineagen,s NextStep Dx PLUS.  Lineagen, ... and neurological disorders, currently offers FirstStep Dx ... testing service used by healthcare providers as ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... help in the fight against terrorism with the creation ... explosives with the use of light and special glass ... Actuators B: Chemical , the researchers describe a novel ... as low as 6.3 ppm (parts per million). It ... , "Traditionally explosives detection has involved looking for metals ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 2Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 3Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 4Ancestry DNA Test Reveals a Controversial and Undiscovered Family History 5Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 3Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 4Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2
... is available in French . , A new nanotech ... Moores and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to ... Catalysts are substances used to facilitate and drive chemical ... ecological and economic impact of traditional chemical catalysts and ...
... , HUNTSVILLE, Ala. , Feb. ... Prime Contractor for the $485 million five-year ... the full and open, large business category of competition. ... Support, and Program and Integration Support to the Edgewood ...
... CRANBURY, N.J. , Feb. 16 Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... 31, 2009 .  Palatin reported net income of $4.5 million , or ... December 31, 2009 , compared to a net loss of $0.4 million ... period in 2008.  Total revenues in the quarter ended December 31, 2009 ...
Cached Biology Technology:Camber Wins ECBC Mission Support Contract 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 3Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 4Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 5Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 6Palatin Technologies, Inc. Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2010 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on February 16, 2010 7
(Date:7/11/2014)... of Entiat on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Despite the ... over 1,000 acres by evening. Three outbuildings were damaged. ... the Washington Department of Natural Resources. The fire ... fire control strategies and tactics. Other cooperators include the ... Resources, (WA DNR), Bureau of Land Management, Chelan County ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... of Standards and Technology (NIST) need a special ... often prove that necessity is truly the mother ... M. Lorna De Leoz and Stephen Stein, NIST ... Glycomics is the study of the abundant, often-branched ... proteins and lipids and influence cellular processes, including ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Researchers from Ume University, Sweden, have explored two ... the reaction sequence leading to the formation of ... been published in the scientific journal Nature ... improving present day synthetic catalysts for water oxidation, ... devices for the direct storage of solar energy ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis 2
... Ill. A protein found in the membranes of ... offer a new way of using sunlight to generate ... by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy,s Argonne ... colleagues combined a pigment called bacteriorhodopsin with semiconducting nanoparticles ...
... 2013 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/938bt4/iris_biometrics ... Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ... separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan ...
... were working on something at your computer and a gorilla ... would like to think yes, however, research shows that people ... This is a phenomenon known as inattentional blindness (IB). In ... Boston, researchers have found that even expert searchers, operating in ...
Cached Biology News:Purple sunlight eaters 2Iris Biometrics - Global Strategic Business Report 2If you're not looking for it, you probably won't see it 2
IHC Zinc Fixative - , 1000 ml Consult technical datasheet for details....
Harmful, Irritant, Combustible ,DEPC...
Rabbit polyclonal to JAK1 (phospho Y1022 + Y1023) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 3716 SwissProtID: P23458...
Complete PCR kit. Includes: MasterAmp™ Taq DNA Polymerase, 10X PCR Buffer, MasterAmp™ 10X PCR Enhancer, dNTP Mix, 2.5 mM each, 25 mM MgCl2, Enzyme Dilution Buffer, Control Template and Prim...
Biology Products: