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2008-11-13 09:00:07

ZaBeCor Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company, has announced that the FDA has approved the company's investigational new drug application for the treatment of asthma. This approval enables the company to proceed with Phase I clinical trials in humans for its asthma drug candidate, Excellair. The investigational new drug (IND) review included ZaBeCor's clinical development plan, Phase I clinical trial protocols, manufacturing plans and extensive preclinical studies. According to the...

2008-09-25 09:00:16

US-based biotechnology company ZaBeCor Pharmaceuticals has announced the formation of its new subsidiary Biothorpe Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company focused on the development of siRNA, antisense and other molecular technologies for the treatment of cancer. Biothorpe's intellectual property portfolio includes the therapeutic use of siRNA and other oligonucleotides directed at Syk kinase. Biothorpe intends to license its intellectual property for the treatment of three cancers - acute...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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.'