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Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Are “Smart Bombs” Smart Enough?

The limited number of therapeutic options for several oncological and hematological diseases and recent advances in antibody engineering and conjugation technologies have made antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) an emerging option for cancer treatment. ADCs have a complex structure comprised of a...


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Biotherapeutic Development: Lessons Learned and Future Considerations to Solve the Conundrum

Recent years have seen an increasing surge in the development of novel biotherapeutics. Preclinical safety evaluation plays a crucial role in drug development and the highly diverse modalities and complexity of biotherapeutics poses several development challenges, such as identifying relevant...



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BBTS Webinar: Predictivity/Translatability of Toxicities Observed in Nonclinical Toxicology Studies to Clinical Safety Outcomes, February 9

The Biotechnology Specialty Section (BTSS) Executive Committee is excited to announce an upcoming webinar entitled, “Predictivity/Translatability of Toxicities Observed in Nonclinical Toxicology Studies to Clinical Safety Outcomes” with talks from four experts in the field (details below). ...


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SOT Approves Two New Issue Statements on Low-Level Arsenic Exposure and the Safety of Genetically Engineered Crops

During the November Society of Toxicology (SOT) Council meeting, two new SOT Issue Statements were approved and adopted: “The Complexities in Assessing the Risk to Public Health of Low-Level Arsenic Exposure” “Food and Feed Safety of Genetically Engineered Food Crops” Both...



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BTSS Webinar—Navigating from Job Search through On-Site Interview: Perspectives from Hiring Managers and A Recruiter

Submitted by Janice A. Lansita, BTSS President The Biotechnology Specialty Section (BTSS) Executive Committee is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar titled, “Navigating from Job Search through On-Site Interview: Perspectives from Hiring Managers and A Recruiter" to be held on October 6,...


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Children Are Not Just Small Adults

Identifying the effects of early life exposures, including their effects and consequences later in life, as well as remedies, was the subject of yesterday's session titled "Perinatal Exposures and Children's Health Outcomes." Children are more susceptible to environmental factors. This...