Biologics offer revolutionary approach to treating diseases

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  • May 18, 2021
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Biologics offer revolutionary approach to treating diseases

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – III – Sci & tech 

In news

  • A nanoparticle was recently designed by researchers from University of Massachusetts, U.S.A
  • It offers a new and potentially revolutionary approach to treating diseases.

Key takeaways 

  • The new concept, Protein–Antibody Conjugates or PACs, combines two different approaches to drug delivery.
  • One is biologics, where the idea is to target a defective protein in the system by delivering proteins to it. 
  • An example of this is the case of insulin treatment. 
  • The other approach is to use antibodies for drug delivery.
  • Antibodies are something the body produces to detect a foreign substance inside the body.
  • Now, PACs have a protein attached to the antibody. 
  • This could have an impact on incurable diseases like pancreatic cancer. 

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