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Venture Capital in Life Sciences (III): Monoclonal Antibodies in the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

The application of monoclonal antibody drugs is a relatively new innovation. Approximately 54% of monoclonal antibody drugs available are applied in various types of cancer, although clinical trials are also studying monoclonal drugs in autoimmune diseases, and sex organ transplants. When a monoclonal antibody attaches to a cancer cell, it can make the cancer cell […]

Venture Capital in Life Sciences (II): Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine

Pharmacogenomics focuses on understanding the response rates and side effects of a treatment at the individual level. It analyzes the influence of genetic variation on drug response in patients by correlating gene expression or single-nucleotide polymorphisms with the efficacy or toxicity of a drug, hence improves clinical outcomes. The field of pharmacogenomics has applied in […]