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Biotech IDs Potent Covid-19 Antibodies

SARS-Cov-2 virus

A company discovering therapeutic antibodies identified antibodies considered particularly effective in neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 viruses causing Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Biotech IDs Potent Covid-19 Antibodies

Polymer Boosts Insulin Speed, Stability

Drug vials

Researchers discovered a polymer compound added to insulin that in tests with pigs cuts insulin’s acting time in half and more than doubles its usable life. . . . → Read More: Polymer Boosts Insulin Speed, Stability

Crispr Heart Therapy Demonstrated in Monkeys

Heart and major blood vessels

An experimental therapy using a precise gene editing technique is shown in lab monkeys to reverse the cause of a chronic form of heart disease. . . . → Read More: Crispr Heart Therapy Demonstrated in Monkeys

Ultrasound Boosts Cancer Gene Therapy

Cancer magnified

Ultrasound waves are shown in tests with lab mice to increase the uptake of a gene therapy that invokes the immune system in treating solid tumor cancers. . . . → Read More: Ultrasound Boosts Cancer Gene Therapy

Virtual Drug Discovery Incubator Launched for Univ. Labs

Lab jars and beakers

Life science investors and a drug discovery company started a remote business incubator service to discover and develop early therapy candidates from academic research. . . . → Read More: Virtual Drug Discovery Incubator Launched for Univ. Labs

Non-Invasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Designed

TFO device

A university engineering lab created a device that safely monitors a fetus’s blood oxygen levels from outside the mother’s abdomen, which could reduce the rate of cesarean sections. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Fetal Oxygen Monitor Designed

Biotechs Partner on Crispr for Stem Cell Transplants

Editing DNA

A biotechnology partnership is evaluating a synthetic antibody to make it safer for people with genetic diseases to receive gene-edited bone marrow stem-cell transplants. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Partner on Crispr for Stem Cell Transplants

Covid-19 Antibody Cocktail to Begin Clinical Trial

SARS-Cov-2 virus

A combination of two synthetic antibodies, with an enhanced infection-blocking design for preventing and treating Covid-19 infections, is set to begin a clinical trial. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Antibody Cocktail to Begin Clinical Trial

Cancer Drug Technology Licensed for Covid-19

Paula Bates

A biotechnology company is licensing medical research discoveries from university labs first designed for treating cancer as a potential Covid-19 therapy. . . . → Read More: Cancer Drug Technology Licensed for Covid-19

Covid-19 Vaccine for Lower-Income Regions Underway

Robin Shattock

Researchers in the U.K. designed a vaccine to prevent Covid-19 infections and is starting an enterprise to make it available to lower-income countries. . . . → Read More: Covid-19 Vaccine for Lower-Income Regions Underway