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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: daaskapital
Could you imagine the media coverage where a US bio company goes to the African Continent to seek out people with Ebola to run experiments?
i can hear the conspiracy rumors now.. US bio company infects people with deadly virus in order to test vaccines.
Experimental Ebola drug based on research discoveries from Canada’s national lab
The experimental Ebola drug given to two American aid workers is based on years of research done at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg. ...
...Sources have told The Canadian Press that two of the three monoclonal antibodies in the drug were designed at the Winnipeg laboratory.
The work was done under the leadership of Dr. Gary Kobinger who heads the special pathogens research program at the national lab.
...The third monoclonal antibody in the product was developed by a U.S. government laboratory.
Rights to the Canadian-designed monoclonal antibodies have been acquired by a U.S. company called Leaf Biopharmaceutical of San Diego, California.
The company is partnered with Mapp Biopharmaceutical, also of San Diego, which makes the experimental therapy, called ZMapp.
originally posted by: FlyersFan
Meet the Tiny Company Behind the Experimental Antibodies for Ebola
...leading the effort is a small nine-employee firm in San Diego.
Mapp's commercialization arm is LeafBio Inc., which has no employees and just two owners, Mapp President Larry Zeitlin tells ABC News.
Mapp, along with LeafBio and Defyrus Inc. in Toronto, Canada, collaborated to create the trademarked ZMapp.