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Jun 9, 2008

Cobrabio to Manufacture ViroMed Oncology Vaccine

  • Cobra Biomanufacturing will produce ViroMed’s VM206RY, a plasmid DNA treatment for tumors expressing Her2/neu. Cobrabio will manufacture ViroMed’s master cell bank and GMP-grade VM206RY for the first clinical trials, which will be held in Korea and in the U.S.

    VM206 is an anticancer vaccine targeting Her2/neu-positive breast or ovarian cancer. The compound has shown in preclinical studies to elicit an immune response to Her-2, resulting in the reduction in the growth and the recurrence rate of breast or ovarian cancer.



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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

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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