PastCast: Monoclonal antibodies, from primary science to star medicine
August 1975: rise of antibodies to star drug standing
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They’re present in dwelling being pregnant take a look at kits, MRSA exams on the hospital and in six of the highest ten most bought medicine as we speak. However monoclonal antibodies have stored a surprisingly low profile since their first look in an article on Nature in 1975. This podcast has adopted them since then: patent wars, promising drug trials and blockbuster standing as we speak.
This episode aired for the primary time in August 2013.
From the archive:
Steady cultures of fused cells secreting antibodies of predefined specificity, by Köhler & Milstein
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