By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Protein diagnostic firm Courtagen said today that it has entered into a collaboration with Avaxia Biologics to create an assay for use in developing an oral antibody therapy to mitigate the gastrointestinal damage caused by radiation exposure.

The therapy being developed is for use in radiation exposure from a nuclear incident.

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