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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Korea - Firm develops flu antibody therapy

More ammo for mankind to fight off flu pandemics, viruses.

Via Joong Aing Daily:

" Korean biotechnology firm Celltrion announced yesterday that it has developed antibody therapy for numerous flu viruses.

Celltrion said during a news conference in Seoul that its researchers have succeeded in finding an antibody for treating flu viruses like A(H1N1), previously called “swine flu,” as well as the avian influenza that spread across the region in the past.

The new treatments are based on antibodies found in the bodily fluids of humans. This differs from existing antiviral drugs like Tamiflu and Relenza, which are manufactured through chemical synthesis"

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