Serum: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

COVID-19: ICMR develops “Purified Antisera” as treatment

Published: October 2, 2020

The Indian Council of Medical Research along with Hyderabad based Biological E has developed “Purified Antisera”. The antiserum has been obtained from animals. This is to be used as a prophylaxis and treatment for COVID-19. Highlights The new therapy works just like that of plasma therapy. But here the plasma is obtained from animals. Antiserum ..




Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute develops an anti cancer anti-inflamatory drug conjugated to human serum Albumin

Published: March 25, 2019

The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) has recently developed an anti cancer anti-inflamatory drug conjugated to the human serum Albumin. It is an intravenous delivery system, enabling 100 fold increase in drug bio-availability and is a mix of human serum albumin and a plant based drug. This combination is the ..


Blood protein made from GM Rice

Published: December 28, 2011

Human serum albumin (HSA), which is produced in the liver, is the most abundant protein in human blood plasma. Albumin consists half of the blood serum protein. Albumin transports hormones, fatty acids, and other compounds, buffers pH, and maintains osmotic pressure, among other functions. The protein is often used in the manufacture of vaccines and ..