biotechnology

Summer's Invisible Killer—Mosquitoes

As summer unfolds in the year 2023, people will contend with not only scorching temperatures but also the constant annoyance of mosquitoes buzzing around and biting at every opportunity. The combination of high temperatures and factors such as food spoilage creates an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes, making them a prominent threat during the summer months. Read More

ADCC/CDC Enhancement in Therapeutic Antibody Development

Therapeutic antibodies, engineered through biotechnology, represent a specialized class of antibodies used in disease treatment. These antibodies are designed to target specific disease markers, such as malignant tumors, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases. Compared to traditional antibody therapies, therapeutic antibodies offer higher specificity and fewer side effects. Read More

How to Avoid Allergies and Happily Pet Cats

The cat allergy is arguably the saddest development for cat lovers. The moment you come in contact with the cat, you start to sneeze, experience runny nose, itchy eyes, skin rashes, and even have asthma problems. Read More

Navigating the Post-Pandemic Era: Optimizing SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Responses

The COVID-19 pandemic, which emerged at the end of 2019, may have receded from public consciousness, but its impact continues to reverberate. Over the past three years, countries worldwide have grappled with multiple waves of widespread infection. Although many nations have now established immunity barriers, the risk of long COVID symptoms and recurrent infections still looms large. Such repeated infections could have a profound effect on individuals' immune function. Read More

Novel Therapies Based on Small-Molecule Antibodies Hold Immense Promise

Antibodies, the extraordinary proteins that serve as the frontline troops of the human immune system, have recently gained attention for their ability to combat tiny compounds known as haptens. Because of their small size, these elusive targets present particular difficulty for the immune system to identify as foreign invaders. However, researchers' inventiveness has resulted in the creation of several techniques to bypass this barrier and unleash the full potential of hapten antibodies. Read More

How Persistent Gene Editing Therapy Using LNP-Delivered mRNAs

Gene editing technology, represented by CRISPR/Cas9, has greatly accelerated the development of gene therapy, bringing hope to many genetic diseases that otherwise had no cure. Read More

The Vital Role of IVD Testing in Detecting Foodborne Infections

In our globally connected world, the specter of foodborne and waterborne infections continues to cast a shadow over public health. These infections, ranging from commonplace gastrointestinal discomfort to severe, long-lasting conditions like mad cow disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, pose a persistent threat. One prominent example is the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV), which can be transmitted through the contamination of food or water sources. Read More

Advancing Drug Development: Strategies for Prolonging Drug Half-Life

The realm of biopharmaceuticals plays a crucial role in modern medical treatment, yet faces significant challenges. A notable concern is the brief half-life of many biopharmaceutical products, leading to swift degradation and clearance from the patient's body, necessitating frequent dosing. This article delves into the ways in which half-life extension strategies in drug development can effectively tackle this issue, enhancing patient convenience and optimizing therapeutic outcomes. Read More

The Nanovaccine Technology with Huge Potentials

Vaccines are an unparalleled medical milestone that has saved countless lives by harnessing the human immune system, according to the history of human development. Vaccine remains the most effective source of defense against the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. The success of the lipid nanoparticle COVID-19 mRNA vaccine shows that nanotechnology can be used in vaccine development. Read More