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Omics-informed drug target discovery in combating emerging infectious diseases  

7 December 2018 | By

The catastrophic consequences of ever-increasing rates of death from infectious diseases demands new experimental strategies for drug target selection and drug design. Over the last decade, the pharmaceutical industry has been wounded by several issues including failure of drug-development programmes, burgeoning cost of drug development, increasing regulatory control, lack of…

Expert view: Assays to measure the potency of therapeutic antibodies used in combination with other drugs for Immuno‑Oncology treatments

6 September 2018 | By

Growing evidence reveals that using single immunotherapies to treat oncological disorders may lead to cancer-killing T-cell overdrive,initiating life-threatening autoimmune reactions including cytokinestorm; also known as hypercytokinemia or Cytokine Release Syndrome(CRS). Recently, checkpoint blockade using anti-programmed cell death1 (anti-PD-1) inhibitors became a prevalent approach for stimulatinganti-tumour immune system.