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Biosimilar Monoclonal Antibodies in Oncology Will Approach Blockbuster Status by 2017

Opportunity for Biosimilars Varies Significantly by Therapeutic Area, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds ...

Sigma-Aldrich and Atlas Antibodies Announce the Release of 2,000 New, Highly-Validated Prestige Antibodies

Latest additions to Human Protein Atlas made public at International HUPO Conference and now commercially available through Sigma-Aldrich ST. LOUIS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the addition of over 2,000 antibodies to its line of Prestige An...

'Study Shows Mothers Who Take Chlorella Boost Babies' Antibodies During Breast Feeding'

TORRANCE, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A Japanese study found women who took Chlorella pyrenoidosa supplements during pregnancy had significantly higher IgA antibody concentrations in their breast milk(1). The higher levels of IgA resulted in a reduced risk of infection in nursing infants. ...

The Monoclonal Antibodies Drug Market for the Treatment of Cancer Will More Than Double to $16.7 Billion By 2016

Market Will be Driven by Increasing Use of Established Agents That Include Avastin, Erbitux, Rituxan/MabThera, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advi...

Anti-HAV antibodies in beta-thalassemia

Thalassemic patients were found to present a higher prevalence of anti-HAV IgG antibodies than matched healthy subjects from the same geographic area. This finding is difficult to explain, but it may be attributed to the higher vulnerability of thalassemics to HAV infection and to passive transfer...

Vegan diet promotes atheroprotective antibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

A gluten-free vegan diet may improve the health of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research from the Swedish medical universit Karolinska Institutet. The diet has a beneficial effect on several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with...

Prenatal exposure to maternal antibodies linked to autistic behaviors in offspring

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) New research from the UC Davis M.I.N.D. Institute shows that an interaction between fetal brain cells and maternal antibodies could be linked with the repetitive behavior also called stereotypies that is characteristic of autism. While additional studies are needed to confi...

Micromet's BiTE(R) Antibodies Reveal Unique Mode of Action

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, announced the publication of two new studies describing a unique mode of action...

Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV

By furthering scientists understanding of the molecular mechanisms that separate the minority of successful HIV antibodies from the majority of ineffective antibodies, the work may have implications for future attempts to design an HIV vaccine. The study was published on September 6, 2007, in t...

MMR Information Systems, Inc. Receives Licensing Proposal Involving the Company's Anti-CD20 Antibodies

LOS ANGELES, May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MMRF) (the "Company"), which was known as Favrille, Inc. until it acquired its subsidiary MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR") in January 2009, announced today that it had received a proposal to license cer...

ForteBio Launches New Biosensor for Kinetic Analysis and Screening of Human IgG Antibodies

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- ForteBio(R), Inc., a leading supplier of label-free technology that accelerates the development of biotherapeutic and pharmaceutical products, today announced the launch of its Anti-Human IgG Fc Capture (AHC) biosensor for use on the company's Octet(R) i...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Broad New U.S. Patent for Anti-Viral Applications of Phospholipid-Targeting Antibodies

TUSTIN, Calif., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PPHM ), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of serious viral infections and cancer, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has i...

Researchers Develop Quick Way to Create Human Antibodies

Finding could speed development of vaccines for new flu strains, other health threats WEDNESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have devised a rapid and efficient method for generating protein sentinels of the immune system, called monoclonal antibodies, which mark and neutr...

Scientists Identify Antibodies That Block Human and Animal SARS Viruses

Scientists have for the first time identified human antibodies that can neutralise different strains of the virus responsible for the outbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Working with collaborators from the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Disea...

Bird Flu Antibodies Found in Migrant Birds in Siberia

Scientists have discovered bird flu antibodies in migrant birds in five Siberian regions, a spokesman for a veterinary regulator said here Tuesday . "Out of over 4,000 samples taken in the area this year, samples from 50 wild birds were found to contain genetic material of the A-H5 virus an...

Scientists Develop Antibodies from Plant Seeds

Researchers from Ghent University of Belgium, on Tuesday claimed that they have successfully produced antibodies using plant seeds. // According to the reports, the Belgium scientists have used seeds of a plant called thale cress (also called mouse-ear cress) to produce antibodies against the H...

Hybrid antibodies to protect from small pox infection

Researchers Robert H. Purcell, NIAID's Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, and Bernard Moss, NIAID's Laboratory of Viral Diseases have developed a hybrid antibody// which is found to prevent and treat small pox virus infection. Though Small pox virus as been eradicated world wide, there is an increa...

Heparin Antibodies May Put Patients At Risk

Patients developing antibodies to heparin, an anti-clotting drug, run the risk of either serious complications after undergoing a heart surgery, or death, according to a new research // . The Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center’s professor of anesthesiology Thomas Slaughter said that the ...

Monoclonal antibodies show promise in treatment of blood cancer

Immunologists at Duke University Medical Center have found that a new monoclonal antibody that targets immune system B cells could be a pioneering treatment for leukemias, autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection//. B cells are the main producers of antibodies, the body's defense mechanism ...

Survival of Mice With Human Breast Cancer Extended by Monoclonal Antibodies

According to a study done by Kate Rittenhouse-Olson, Ph.D., the monoclonal antibody developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo has been shown to extend// significantly the survival of mice with human breast-cancer tumors. The study also finds that the antibody inhibits the cancer's s...

Mutating viruses helps produce antibodies

Scientists at the University of California reported that, a rapidly mutating gene in a virus that preys on bacteria may help lead to a new way to create artificial antibodies. This surprising mechanism may even be found in humans and other life, suggesting a new way of generating biological diversi...

Yerkes researchers propose ambitious new strategies for AIDS vaccine research

...ccine for the disease is available." Most vaccines are based on conventional strategies that work by triggering the body's immune system to produce antibodies or killer T cells against the invading organism. The AIDS virus, however, attacks the immune system, leaving it handicapped and unable to mount an imm...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...armaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and auto...tations of preclinical data on EGFR-targeting BiTE antibodies as well as Micromet's BiTE antibody MT110, which t...tivity in vivo and in vitro of EGFR-targeting BiTE antibodies against KRAS- and BRAF-mutated human colorectal ca...

DSM Announces SafeBridge(R) Potent Compound Safety Certification

...istered intermediates, registered starting materials, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API's), fermentation, mammalian cell production of monoclonal antibodies and proteins, formulation development, clinical trial manufacturing and finished dose form manufacturing of solids, semi-solids, and scheduled drugs, ...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

...cids or other parts of the virus in a sample, as well as tools for indirect detection. The latter approach is done by creating diagnostics that detect antibodies produced by animals infected with the virus. "We do this work to protect the pig industry in case the virus would jump into the swine populatio...

A 'super sensor' for cancer and CSIs

... detecting various types of substances. "It really depends on what you put at the end of the electrode," says Prof. Rishpon. "You can put enzymes, antibodies or bacteria on my electrodes to sense the existence of a chemical target. Then we can measure the amount of the target, assessing its potency by using...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Experiments with Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) Traumatic Brain Injury

... performed at the Hyperbaric Medical Center. These data for the first time showed (all was visualized using immunohistochemical technique and specific antibodies to neuronal markers) that HBO prevent axonal loss and neuronal degeneration, since data concerning brain injury are lacking and are controversial. " ...

Anti-growth factor drugs raise hope and concern for treatment of children's eye diseases

...ra, Calif., discusses issues related to the use of antibodies against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in pediatric ophthalmology. The two anti-VEGF antibodies available so farbevacizumab and ranibizumabhave be...leading cause of vision loss in older adults. The antibodies work by blocking the development of new blood vess...

PDL BioPharma Elects Barry Selick to Its Board of Directors

...or Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. About PDL BioPharma, Inc. PDL BioPharma pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. PDL is focused on maximizing t...

PDL BioPharma Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...to allow for any software download that may be necessary. About PDL BioPharma, Inc. PDL BioPharma pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. PDL is focused on maximizing t...

Flu Shot May Be Less Effective in Those With Lupus

...f the University of Groningen, the human immune system goes on alert against the seasonal flu virus after vaccination in two ways. First, it generates antibodies specifically reacting to the flu virus, and secondly, it primes certain immune T-cells to respond to the flu bug. Prior work had already shown that...

Immune responses to flu vaccine are diminished in lupus patients

... at which time blood was drawn. Vaccination induces an influenza virus-specific immune response which is generally documented as the generation of antibodies specifically reacting with the virus. However, the main defense against the virus is exerted by specific immune cells, in particular CD4+ and CD8+ T-...

Scientists Test New Way to Get Drugs to Cancer Cells

...chemicals, and can be manipulated to control how long they remain in the bloodstream. Johns Hopkins University researchers attached cancer-specific antibodies to liposomes to create immunoliposomes that travel through the bloodstream and seek out tumors. When they come in contact with tumors, the immunolipos...

Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

... National Parks 3rd Place for Wildlife, $1,500 Santiago Diaz, University of Florida D07ZO-607 : "Use of Elephant-Specific Monoclonal antibodies and Recombinant Antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Improve an ELISA Test for Elephants" IMPACT Award, $500 Ana Iris Mota Torres, U...

Hoag Hospital Certified as Baby-Friendly Facility

... both mother and baby. Breast milk aids in enhanced cognitive development and growth due to the optimal absorption of protein and other nutrients. The antibodies and leukocytes (cells that defends the body against infection and disease) contained in breast milk protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have...

Bcl6 gene sculpts helper T cell to boost antibody production

...ell that fuels rapid growth and diversification of antibodies in a cellular structure implicated in autoimmune d...p the B cells expand and produce a large volume of antibodies to destroy an intruder. Tfh cells are concentra...ng said. "These mutations also allow production of antibodies with stronger affinity for their target antigens."...

The Gift of Life Flows Through Your Veins!

...onically transfused patients, such as those with sickle cell disease, thalassemia, cancer or leukemia, pregnant women and newborn babies, can build up antibodies following frequent transfusions and may "reject" a transfusion or have a bad transfusion reaction. These patients require a precisely-matched transfu...

Stripping leukemia-initiating cells of their 'invisibility cloak'

...cells than on their normal stem cell counterparts. Among adult patients with AML, higher CD47 levels predicted worse overall survival, they report. antibodies against CD47 allowed the cancer stem cells to be eaten by macrophages and prevented them from taking hold in mice. Anti-CD47 treatment of mice with hu...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

...l for the funding our division has received. This is of great assistance for continuing of our experiments. We have already ordered some chemicals and antibodies with the funding received. This has afforded us an opportunity to straighten our equipment and to introduce a new methodological approaches and techni...

PDL BioPharma to Announce Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Hold Conference Call July 30, 2009

...llow for any software download that may be necessary. About PDL BioPharma, Inc. PDL BioPharma pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. PDL is focused on maximizing t...
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