Anti-Rabies Drug World’s 1st Fast-Acting Will Be Launched in India [ Current Affairs ]

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Rabies Human Monoclonal Antibody (RMAb) World’s first fast-acting anti-rabies drug will be launched in India soon. Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) and US-based Mass Biologics of the University of Massachusetts Medical School will jointly developed this drugs.

About RMAb:

  • RMAb drug is a human IgG1 monoclonal antibody that rapidly deactivates rabies virus by precisely binding to a conformational epitope of G glycoprotein of the virus.
  • Compared to the existing expensive human rabies immunoglobulin (hRIG) treatment it is almost 25 % chipper.
  • This drug has ability to prevent automatically from the chances of transmitting blood-borne contagions that are present in rabies immunoglobulin vaccines.
  • Recombinant DNA technology is used to manufacture this drug which includes inserting of DNA encoding antigen (such as a bacterial surface protein) to the microbial DNA of cells in the body to stimulate immune response.
  • The drug was found to be safe and effective after 9 years of RMAb spanning in India and abroad in various phases of human clinical trials.

- Published on: February 25, 2016