More than 400 Biotechnology Drugs and Vaccines Under Trials


A new report (pdf file) from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) found 418 medicines and vaccines developed through biotechnology in various stages of development to treat more than 100 diseases. The breakdown:
210 medicines to treat cancer
50 to treat infectious disease
44 to treat autoimmune disorders
22 to treat HIV Infection and related-conditions and
22 to treat cardiovascular diseases

The report also highlights biotech drugs such as:
monoclonal antibodies targeting asthma, lupus and various types of cancer
vaccines designed against AIDS and cancer
antisense products as potential treatments for cancer and heart disease
gene therapy testing in cancer and heart disease.


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