passive immunity


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passive immunity

[′pas·iv i′myün·əd·ē]
(immunology)
Immunity acquired by injection of antibodies in another individual or in an animal.
Immunity acquired by the fetus by the transfer of maternal antibodies through the placenta.
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Valera's therapeutic passive immunity programs will expand on Moderna's research using mRNA to express antibodies that bind to viral and other targets.
Both the therapeutic and diagnostic activities of Behringwerke AG have grown out of the pioneering work of its founder, Emil von Behring, who received the first Nobel Prize in medicine, in 1901, for his discovery of passive immunity, which led to the development and large-scale manufacture of the diphtheria antisera and vaccine.
Results showed that Hizentra provided effective passive immunity in adults and children, which controlled most recurrent infections and improved patients' overall quality of life.
In addition, Serologicals Holdings is pursuing product development opportunities in the areas of Rh factor (monoclonal anti-D) antibodies, passive immunity and hematopoietic stem cell therapy to treat conditions such as infectious diseases, immune disorders and cancer.
In addition, Serologicals is focusing on product development opportunities in the areas of Rh factor (monoclonal anti-D) antibodies, passive immunity and hematopoietic stem cell therapy to treat conditions such as infectious diseases, immune disorders and cancer.
Subcutaneous therapy maintains high serum immunoglobulin levels, provides passive immunity and improves quality of life following conversion from intravenous treatment
The activities to be funded are part of Diversa's "Rapid, Antibody-Based Biological Countermeasures" (RABBC) BioDefense program for the development of a collection of novel human antibodies designed to provide both diagnostic detection capabilities and passive immunity protection against pathogens and toxins.
This form of immunity is expected to prove longer lasting than passive immunity.

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