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MIRUS BIO ANNOUNCES GENETIC IMMUNIZATION METHOD TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES

March 21, 2006

Scientists at Mirus Bio Corporation have developed a genetic immunization technique for making high-quality antibodies. This proprietary process is described in the February issue of the journal BioTechniques. It involves a method of intravenously injecting DNA into animals, whose immune systems respond by producing antibodies that can be harvested for subsequent use. Genomics and Proteomics (http://www.genomicsproteomics.com/index.aspx?ID=70428)