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EPO – Finalist Non-European countries – Humanised monoclonal antibodies for drugs, Cary L. Queen, Harold E. Selick

Invention: Humanised monoclonal antibodies for drugs

Antibodies are used by our immune system to identify invaders and fight diseases. The American researchers Cary L. Queen and Harold E. Selick were able to “humanise” antibodies to contain at least 90% human components, making them radically more effective in warding off a variety of diseases including cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.

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