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Biologics in general medicine

The idea for this book was born during the symposium on biologics organized by ZAFES (Center for Drug Research, Development and Safety at the University of Frankfurt am Main) in September Highly distinguished researchers special- ing in the field of biologics had gathered together to exchange information on. relatively new subject. Realizing that this symposium was one of the few sources of condensed information on biologics, it became obvious that we had to create a means of informing an interested wider circle of scientists and especially general cli- nicians. Therefore, the editors of this book suggested to the researchers at. 6 Feb Gene-based and cellular biologics, for example, often are at the forefront of biomedical research, and may be used to treat a variety of medical conditions for which no other treatments are available. How do biological products differ from conventional drugs? In contrast to most drugs that are chemically.

26 Jul Biologic drugs can be whole cells, alive or dead. They can be the biomolecules produced by cells, like antibodies, which are normally secreted by our immune system's B cells. Or they can be some of the internal components of cells, like enzymes. Biologics are typically much larger molecules than those. A biopharmaceutical, also known as a biologic(al) medical product, biological, or biologic, is any pharmaceutical drug product manufactured in, extracted from, or semisynthesized from biological sources. Different from totally synthesized pharmaceuticals, they include vaccines, blood, blood components, allergenics. Nat Biotechnol 23(9)– Salfeld J, Kupper H () Adalimumab. In: Boehncke W-H, Radeke HH (eds) Biologics in general medicine, Chapter 3. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg [this volume] Schneider CK, Kalinke U, Löwer J ( ) TGN – a regulator's perspective. Nat Biotechnol 24(5)– Suntharalingam.

Advances in this field are rapidly turning Western medicine inside out. Rather than start with a disease and search for its origin, biotech medicine begins with the detection of a genetic variation and relies on therapies that manipulate it. Carrying the concept further, it holds promise for predicting health status and acting. 14 Nov Personalized medicine with biologics for severe type 2 asthma: current status and future prospects. Godar M(1)(2)(3), (3)c Department of Internal Medicine, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. (5)f Department of Epidemiology and Respiratory Medicine, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Some biologic drugs are used for the treatment of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other autoimmune diseases. Available biologics have revolutionized cancer treatment, delayed or reversed the course of immune related conditions.


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