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Takeda taps Elektrofi’s microparticle delivery platform for potential subq plasma offerings

Takeda has joined forces with drug delivery specialist Elektrofi to see whether the biotech’s microparticle formulation technology could enable simpler dosing with plasma-derived therapies. Takeda will assess Elektrofi’s drug delivery platform using an undisclosed plasma protein, with the long-term aim of creating and testing high-concentration, low-viscosity samples, Elektrofi said in a release. Elektrofi’s microparticle formulations might eventually allow… Read More »

As Trump Backs Convalescent Plasma, India Wrestles With Its Path Forward

A boy (C) watches as a health worker (L) collects a nasal swab from his mother during a COVID-19 … [+] coronavirus screening in Mumbai on August 19, 2020. (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE / AFP) (Photo by INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s decision to authorize… Read More »

Convalescent plasma: another controversial clash of politics & science

You’d need a pretty big, stiff broom to sweep away all of the hype dished out by the Trump Administration as it announced an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma – the liquid component of blood that may be tapped for disease-fighting antibodies from people who’ve been infected with COVID-19. Before the announcement was even… Read More »

Lifeblood blood donor centres collecting plasma to help combat COVID-19

In a bid to try and help the fight against COVID-19, Lifeblood has started collecting convalescent plasma from blood donation centres nation-wide. Convalescent plasma is the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies and once someone has recovered from COVID-19, the antibodies against the virus remain in their plasma. As of Monday, Lifeblood donation centres,… Read More »