AvidBiotics has partnering agreements in place for its Purocin™ proteins for food safety and animal health applications are being discussed with potential partners.
Avidocin™ proteins have demonstrated in animal studies the potential for managing pathogenic bacterial threats, such as C. difficile and E. coli infections. AvidBiotics is evaluating partnership opportunities with pharmaceutical partners for co-development of its existing pipeline of therapeutic agents for bacterial diseases, as well as partnerships with research institutions to pursue additional bacterial threats.
The highly selective nature of Avidocin proteins enables AvidBiotics and its research partners to evaluate the potential of selectively subtracting specific bacteria from the gut and other microbiota. Each Avidocin protein can be tailored to a specific bacterial strain with no or very limited off-target effect. This approach can be used by investigators seeking to understand the role that a specific species or strain of bacteria may have in influencing broader areas of human health not currently considered to be infectious diseases, e.g. obesity, allergy, and autoimmunity.
Animal Health and Food Safety
Recognizing a potential application for precision antibacterial agents in animal health and food safety, AvidBiotics has developed and partnered Purocin™ proteins for applications in food safety and is seeking partners to develop the animal health applications of this “antibiotic-free” treatment. These agents have the potential to reduce the use of broad spectrum antibiotics in the food supply.
MicAbody™ proteins represent an exciting new approach to directing and activating both arms of the immune system to fight cancer. AvidBiotics is currently evaluating partnership opportunities for research and development programs exploring applications of this technology.
AvidBiotics’ MicAbody proteins platform can activate the immune system to target and destroy virus-infected cells. Naturally occurring NK cells will destroy cells with a sufficient level of MICA or MICB surface proteins, but many viruses deploy effective mechanisms to prevent surface expression of these stress proteins on their host cell. MicAbody proteins can be designed to target and bind to virus encoded gag proteins on the surface of infected cells, thereby decorating the infected cells and flagging them for destruction by the innate immune system.
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