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Visterra, Inc. Acquires Exclusive Patent License For Monoclonal Antibodies Against Dengue Virus From Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)



12/2/2013 9:21:39 AM

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Visterra, Inc., a developer of novel antibody therapeutics to prevent and treat major infectious diseases, today announced that it has secured an exclusive patent license from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to a family of early-stage monoclonal antibodies that target dengue virus. These antibodies were developed by MIT in the laboratory of Dr. Ram Sasisekharan, a founder of Visterra, using novel protein engineering approaches. Visterra will apply its proprietary network analysis technology to develop a human monoclonal antibody product candidate capable of broadly neutralizing all four dengue virus serotypes.

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