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Issue #3 2022

 

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A high-throughput macrodomain assay to identify coronavirus drugs

22 September 2022 | By ,

In the search for a rapid, easy way to identify drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2, researchers from across the US came together to develop and apply a high-throughput ADP-ribosylhydrolase assay, ADPr-Glo. Here, Dr Veronica Busa and Dr Anthony Leung from Johns Hopkins University describe the ADPr-Glo assay and how it can be…

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Advancing novel biotherapeutics based on synthetic biology

22 September 2022 | By

Researchers at Synlogic are clearing the path for a new class of medicine – biotherapeutics based on synthetic biology, called synthetic biotics, which are created by programming or engineering bacteria to metabolise or secrete well-validated targets of disease pathophysiology. In this article, Dr Caroline Kurtz, Chief Development Officer at Synlogic, discusses how synthetic…

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In search of COVID-19 antibodies

22 September 2022 | By

Antibody therapy has been a critical part of the COVID-19 research campaign to treat severe cases. Unfortunately, despite many promising candidates, scientists have yet to find one that passes clinical trials. This article by Drug Target Review’s Ria Kakkad highlights some of the most recent developments in the search for COVID-19…

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T-cell redirecting bispecific antibodies: the next era of immune-based therapies for multiple myeloma?

20 September 2022 | By

While the introduction of novel immunotherapies to combat and treat cancer has advanced patient care greatly, ever more effective solutions continue to be required. Here, Dr Edmond Chan, Senior Director, EMEA Therapeutic Area Lead, Haemato-Oncology at Janssen Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), explores how T-cell redirecting bispecific antibodies (TRBAs)…