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2014-03-25 08:30:19

Modified MIC Proteins as Targeted Immunotherapy for Cancer and Virus-Infected Cells SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp., a privately held biotechnology company developing novel, non-antibody proteins targeting cancer and virus-infected cells, today announced that it has received an issued patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering the targetable immunotherapeutic platform being developed by the company. US Patent No....

2014-03-19 08:29:40

Novel Agents Selectively Targeting an Intestinal Pathogen and Increasing Threat to Human and Animal Health SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp., a privately held biotechnology company, today announced that it has received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office an issued patent covering its potent bactericidal proteins that selectively target and kill Clostridium difficile. The AvidBiotics' agents, a type of bacteriocin termed a "diffocin," are...

2010-01-11 07:13:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp. and Ecolab Inc. today announced an agreement under which they will work to develop a new technology to dramatically reduce the presence of the dangerous pathogen E. coli O157:H7 in red meat products. The companies' intent is to successfully commercialize AvidBiotics' proprietary protein-based antibacterial technology which can be targeted against specific bacterial pathogens. This approach could...

2009-11-12 13:06:00

SOUTH SAN FRANCSICO, Calif., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AvidBiotics Corp. announced the issuance of foundational patents encompassing a completely novel mechanism for generating massive diversity within precisely targeted sites of protein-encoding DNA sequences. The technology platform is referred to as Diversity Generating Retroelements (DGR) and patents were issued in both the United States (#7,585,957) and in Europe (#1,173,995). UCLA and AvidBiotics Corp are co-assignees of the patents,...

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Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'