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Trial Requested for Covid-19 Vaccine Nasal Spray

Nasal spray

Makers of a Covid-19 vaccine given as a nasal spray asked the Food and Drug Administration to authorize a a human clinical trial of the vaccine. . . . → Read More: Trial Requested for Covid-19 Vaccine Nasal Spray

Natural-Killer Cell Cancer Therapy Biotech Launches

Natural killer cell

A new company is underway creating off-the-shelf engineered cells from the immune system as cancer treatments, and raising $42 million in venture funds. . . . → Read More: Natural-Killer Cell Cancer Therapy Biotech Launches

Nanoscale Particles Deliver Crispr Cancer Treatments

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Researchers in Israel developed techniques to deliver gene editing therapies with lipid nanoscale particles that in lab mice killed cancer cells and increased survival. . . . → Read More: Nanoscale Particles Deliver Crispr Cancer Treatments

Blood Cells Transport Enzymes to Slow Cancer Spread

Red blood cells and nanoparticles

Researchers devised a technique that in lab mice carries immune system enzymes on red blood cells to stop the spread of cancer in the lungs. . . . → Read More: Blood Cells Transport Enzymes to Slow Cancer Spread

Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus

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An engineering lab developed a chip device that uses gene editing and an electric field to detect viruses responsible for Covid-19 infections. . . . → Read More: Electric Crispr Chip Quickly Detects Covid-19 Virus

Inhaled Dry-Powder Covid-19 Antibodies in the Works

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Two biotechnology companies are developing synthetic antibodies to treat Covid-19 infections formulated as an inhaled dry powder rather than an infusion. . . . → Read More: Inhaled Dry-Powder Covid-19 Antibodies in the Works

Novartis Gains Synthetic Protein Therapies for Covid-19

SARS-CoV-2 and cell

Global drug maker Novartis is gaining access to two Covid-19 therapy candidates made from a library of synthetic protein components. . . . → Read More: Novartis Gains Synthetic Protein Therapies for Covid-19

Carb-X Funding Nanoscale Sponge to Treat Sepsis

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A company developing tiny particles made of cellular material to soak-up toxins in the body received a $4 million award to advance its sepsis treatment. . . . → Read More: Carb-X Funding Nanoscale Sponge to Treat Sepsis

Cancer Center, Biotech Partner on Off-the-Shelf T-Cells

T-cells and cancer cells

MD Anderson Cancer Center and Allogene Therapeutics Inc. agreed to jointly study the company’s cancer treatments derived from donated T-cells. . . . → Read More: Cancer Center, Biotech Partner on Off-the-Shelf T-Cells

Start-Up Gains Access to Vaccine Nasal Spray Technology

Nasal spray

A company developing techniques to deliver vaccines like Covid-19 with a nasal spray received an opportunity to license the process from University of Houston. . . . → Read More: Start-Up Gains Access to Vaccine Nasal Spray Technology