Items with tag "ebola"

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Survivors's plasma to treat ebola patients does not meet expectations

Ebola Tx is the largest clinical study ever performed with blood plasma of people that survived Ebola, to treat the disease. The study was performed in Guinea by the Institute of Tropical Medicine…

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Janssen starts clinical trial with ebola vaccin

Janssen Pharmaceutica is starting the first field trials of the new Ebola vaccine in the affected regions in Sierra Leone. The pharmaceutical company wants to test whether the vaccine is safe and …

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MiDiagnostics develops disposable chip for blood self-testing

MiDiagnostics is a new startup that will make disposable chips to test your own blood and saliva. Only 15 minutes after the test, you will be able to read on your smartphone whether you have to ta…

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Congrats to Biocartis!

The Mechelen-based biotech company Biocartis starts its IPO adventure. The demand for shares was 6,5 times higher than the offer. Biocartis gathered 100 million euros with an offer of 8,7 million …

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Insights

A perspective of the future - Towards a cure for cancer and much more

A perspective of the future - Towards a cure for cancer and much more

‘Within 10 years we will be able to cure cancer’. A bold statement? Paul Stoffels (CSO J&J) doesn’t think so. He is a believer. He is also persistent, passionate, likes to be challenged and cha…

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The Ebola Vaccine: a work in progress

The Ebola Vaccine: a work in progress

Maria Grazia Pau has more than 15 years of experience in vaccine research and is currently working at Janssen Vaccines (formerly Crucell) as a team leader in compound development.  Maria is workin…

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Ebola diagnostics – faster, safer, and more accurate

Ebola diagnostics – faster, safer, and more accurate

“Last year the Ebola outbreak kick-started the development of a fast and accurate Ebola test to be used with Biocartis’ Idylla™ platform” - says Daap Kooij (Janssen Diagnostics). “We expect the te…

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How to prevent Ebola's perfect storm?

How to prevent Ebola's perfect storm?

The 2014 Ebola outbreak was devastating. The virus affected 4 West African countries: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, killing some 10.000 people and infecting more than 25.000. Since 19…

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