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Oct 26, 2006

Viropro Will Use NRC-BRI’s Protein Expression Systems

  • Viropro will use the National Research Council-Biotechnology Research Institute’s (NRC-BRI) inducible expression systems, under an agreement with them.

    These expression systems are integrated into CHO cells, which are used by Viropro for its transfer of technology. They are designed to control and maximize the expression of proteins thus allowing high production yields, as well as time and cost savings, according to the company.

    Viropro has also obtained a worldwide, exclusive licence for the production of the recombinant human interferon-β.



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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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