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HHS seeks to boost ZMapp production

October 3, 2014 3:06 AM UTC

HHS said it is in talks with biomanufacturing company Caliber Biotherapeutics LLC (Bryan, Texas) to produce the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp.

Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. (San Diego, Calif.) produces the combination of 3 mAbs targeting Ebola glycoproteins GP1 and GP2 in tobacco plants. ZMapp has not been tested for efficacy and safety in humans, but has been shown to reverse 100% of advanced Ebola cases in primates (see BioCentury, Sept. 25). ...