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An antibody is a blood protein that is produced in response to and counteracts an antigen. Antibodies are produced in response to disease and help the body fight against the particular disease. In this way, antibodies help the body develop an immunity to disease.
Detailed analysis of ADC technologies, business activities and opportunities

Detailed analysis of ADC technologies, business activities and opportunities

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Antibody-Drug Conjugates 2014 - a Business, Technology & Pipeline Analysis" report to their offering. [More]
FDA clears Omeros' OMS721 IND for inhibition of complement‑mediated TMAs

FDA clears Omeros' OMS721 IND for inhibition of complement‑mediated TMAs

Omeros Corporation today announced that its Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to evaluate OMS721 for the inhibition of complement‑mediated thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. [More]
Crescendo raises additional £2M ($3.3M) in final close of Series A financing from EMBL Ventures

Crescendo raises additional £2M ($3.3M) in final close of Series A financing from EMBL Ventures

Crescendo Biologics Limited today announces it has raised a further £2m ($3.3m), from EMBL Ventures, in a final close of its Series A financing. Originally announced in December 2013, the Series A now totals £19.5m. It was led by Imperial Innovations and included new investor Astellas Venture Management. Founding seed investor Sofinnova Partners also contributed significantly to the round. [More]
Scientists identify new biomarker linked to non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancers

Scientists identify new biomarker linked to non-small cell lung cancer, head and neck cancers

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help scientists develop new diagnostics and therapies and help physicians determine the best long-term treatments for patients with these cancers. [More]
Synthon’s SYD985 ADC demonstrates anti-tumor activity, outperforms leading anti-HER2 ADC

Synthon’s SYD985 ADC demonstrates anti-tumor activity, outperforms leading anti-HER2 ADC

Synthon Biopharmaceuticals today announced the results of a head-to-head comparative program of its antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) SYD985 with Roche's market leading anti-HER2 ADC, T-DM1 (Kadcyla). [More]
FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

FDA expands age indication of Adacel vaccine for immunization against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the approved age indication of Adacel® (Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed; Tdap) for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 10 through 64 years of age. [More]
S. pneumoniae is commonest cause of paediatric CAP

S. pneumoniae is commonest cause of paediatric CAP

Streptococcus pneumoniae is the predominant cause of community-acquired pneumonia among children in Belgium, with non-vaccine serotypes accounting for the majority of cases, a Belgian study shows. [More]
Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen reports positive findings from AMG 145 Phase 3 studies in patients at risk for cardiovascular disease

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced new detailed data from three Phase 3 studies that showed treatment with its novel investigational cholesterol-lowering medication, evolocumab (AMG 145), resulted in a statistically significant reduction of 55-66 percent in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to placebo in patients with high cholesterol. [More]
Otsuka acquires rights to develop and sell Eisai’s DACOGEN in the US, Canada and Japan

Otsuka acquires rights to develop and sell Eisai’s DACOGEN in the US, Canada and Japan

Eisai Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Eisai Co., Ltd., today announced the sale and assignment of its rights to a worldwide exclusive license for DACOGEN® (decitabine) for Injection to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., giving Otsuka full development and commercialization rights for the product in the former Eisai territories of the United States, Canada and Japan. [More]

Integral Molecular announces new patent protecting use of lipoparticles for eliciting antibodies against protein targets

Integral Molecular, a leader in membrane protein antibody discovery, announces the issuance of a new patent protecting the use of Lipoparticles for eliciting antibodies against membrane protein targets. [More]

Two doses of HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix non-inferior to three-doses

A recent study in the journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, showed that two doses of the HPV-16/18 AS04-adjuvanted vaccine Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) are non-inferior to three-doses in the current schedule. [More]
MD Anderson's Jim Allison honored with 2014 Canada Gairdner International Award

MD Anderson's Jim Allison honored with 2014 Canada Gairdner International Award

A Canadian institution that annually recognizes seminal medical discoveries selected cancer immunotherapy leader Jim Allison, Ph.D., chair and professor of Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for one of its 2014 Canada Gairdner International Awards. [More]
Researchers develop potentially safer and more cost-effective therapeutics against West Nile virus

Researchers develop potentially safer and more cost-effective therapeutics against West Nile virus

An international research group led by Arizona State University professor Qiang "Shawn" Chen has developed a new generation of potentially safer and more cost-effective therapeutics against West Nile virus and other pathogens. [More]

Cambridge Business Innovation Award for Crescendo Biologics

Crescendo Biologics Limited (Crescendo) today announces it has been awarded the prize for Business Innovation at the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2014. [More]
Patrys reports final results from PAT-SM6 Phase I/IIa study in patients with refractory or relapsed MM

Patrys reports final results from PAT-SM6 Phase I/IIa study in patients with refractory or relapsed MM

Patrys Limited, a clinical stage biotechnology company, is pleased to announce the final results from its Phase I/IIa, open-label study in patients with refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma (MM). [More]
Research findings help explain rare genetic disorder that causes immunodeficiency syndrome

Research findings help explain rare genetic disorder that causes immunodeficiency syndrome

IRCM researchers led by Javier M. Di Noia, PhD, uncovered a new function of AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The discovery, recently published by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, helps explain a rare genetic disorder that causes an immunodeficiency syndrome. [More]

RuiYi declares $15M Series B financing to advance monoclonal antibodies targeting GPCR receptors

RuiYi, Inc. announced today a $15 million Series B financing by existing investors: 5AM Ventures, Versant Ventures, Apposite Capital, SR One, the independent corporate healthcare venture capital fund of GlaxoSmithKline, Merck Serono Ventures, the strategic corporate venture fund of Merck Serono, and Aravis SA. [More]
Experimental vaccine for HSV-2 infection reduces rate of viral shedding at 6 months

Experimental vaccine for HSV-2 infection reduces rate of viral shedding at 6 months

Updated Phase 1/2a results with GEN-003, a vaccine candidate under development by Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCA) for the treatment of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection, showed the experimental vaccine to generate highly significant reductions in both the number of clinical lesion days and rate of viral shedding at six months after the final vaccine dose. [More]

2014 Biotech China to be held on 14-16 May in Nanjing, China

Biotech China, the first major Chinese biotech exhibition and conference, will hold the 2014 Biotech China on 14-16th May, 2014 in Nanjing, China. [More]

New era of lung cancer therapy close to dawning

A new era of lung cancer therapy is close to dawning, using drugs that can prevent tumour cells from evading the immune system, experts have said at the 4th European Lung Cancer Congress. [More]