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Jan 5, 2007

Biotecnol Gained Access to PER.C6® for Antibody Production

  • Biotecnol obtained license rights to DSM Biologics’ and Crucell’s PER.C6® human cell line for preclinical and Phase I development of its antibody products, which are composed of Tribodies™ and compact antibodies.

    "We believe that by adopting the PER.C6 production platform, we will be able to develop our products in a robust, cost-efficient, and most importantly, in a timely way, due to its characteristics and ease of manipulation,” says Pedro de Noronha Pissarra, CEO of Biotecnol.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Biotecnol will make license payments and annual maintenance fees in exchange for certain rights.



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MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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