Monoclonal antibodies

Therapeutic monoclonal antibody (mAb)

Antibodies are a major component of the body’s immune response against infectious diseases such as viruses and bacteria. Antibodies are produced by B-cells whereas each B-cell produces one single type of antibody. An immune response is typically polyclonal, which means a number of different antibodies with different specificity attack the virus or bacteria.

Antibodies, in the form of so called therapeutic monoclonal antibodies with a single specificity, are an important drug class for treatment of infectious diseases, cancer, allergies and many other medical conditions.