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Korean biopharma gets support for biosimilars/biobetters Biosimilars/News | Posted 18/02/2010

As reported by Narayan Kulkami, Singapore, in BioSpectrum Asia Edition on 18 January 2010, the [South] Korean biopharmaceutical industry continues to get the attention of the global players, mainly...

India urges WHO to ‘clearly promote’ generics Generics/News | Posted 18/02/2010

As reported by Scrip on 25 January 2010, India has urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to ‘clearly promote’ generic drugs as a strategy for rational drug use.

ADCC enhancement technologies for monoclonal antibodies Biosimilars/Research | Posted 17/02/2010

In a 2009 article by Dr Cheng Liu, founder and CEO of Eureka Therapeutics in California, and Andreia Lee in Trends in Bio/Pharmaceutical Industry on Antibody Therapeutics, it is stated that ADCC (A...

Biosimilar EPO and infliximab, adalimumab get formal Japanese approval Biosimilars/News | Posted 17/02/2010

As reported by Scrip on 21 January 2010, a large batch of new products has received final approval from Japan's ministry of health, labour and welfare, including a biosimilar erythropoietin. These...

Xencor: Via Fc engineering enhanced antibody half-life improves in vivo activity Biosimilars/Research | Posted 17/02/2010

Improved affinity for the neonatal Fc receptor (FcRn) is known to extend antibody half-life in vivo. However, this has never been linked with enhanced therapeutic efficacy. Mr Jonathan Zalevsky and...

Medarex: With CDA1, CDB1 MAbs better metronidazole or vancomycin treatment against C difficile toxins Biosimilars/News | Posted 16/02/2010

New therapies are needed to manage the increasing incidence, severity, and high rate of recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection in which toxins A and B cause pseudomembranous colitis. This is...

Overcoming protein-production hurdles: Glycosylation Conferences | Posted 16/02/2010

In a Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Feature Article of 1 June 2009, Mr John Morrow Jr discusses protein-production hurdles for biologicals, which was a key theme at IBC’s “Bioprocessi...

Overcoming protein-production hurdles: Expression systems Conferences | Posted 16/02/2010

In a Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Feature Article of 1 June 2009, Mr John Morrow Jr discusses protein-production hurdles for biologicals, which was a key theme at IBC’s ‘Bioprocessi...