Posted by: Indonesian Children | May 17, 2009

Immunology is an emerging field in terms of commercial applications

The onset and progression of major chronic diseases affecting millions worldwide, such as cancer, HIV infection, Hepatitis, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility, diabetes, is associated with distinct immune alterations. Knowledge of such alterations has resulted in number of commercial applications such as preventive vaccines for hepatitis, polio childhood diseases , as well as a novel array of diagnostic tools (e.g. CD4 count in HIV infection, HLA molecules in transplantation, and tumor antigens in oncology).

Nonetheless, the healthcare industry’s ability to detect, measure, and follow immune system’s alterations in multiple diseases remains immature. Advancements in immunology offer unprecedented opportunities to dramatically improve the detection and tracking of variety of diseases. Potentially this could enable physicians to more accurately predict progression, more effectively prescribe treatment, and more precisely assess patients’ response to therapy. Moreover, the next generation of immunology offers medical science the formidable opportunity to develop new methods and agents that modulate or regulate immune responses in order to treat and prevent diseases. 
 
The advanced immunology expertise and technology necessary to measure and understand the role of the immune system in health and disease is needed to develop new treatments and medical interventions for immune-related diseases and, potentially, for the physiological immune impairments that herald and accompany the aging process. Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies must seek and develop cutting edge immunological resources to support experimental research and commercial development efforts and to provide healthcare with novel, high-impact products.

 

Provided by

DR WIDODO JUDARWANTO SpA
children’s ALLERGY CLINIC

JL TAMAN BENDUNGAN ASAHAN 5 JAKARTA PUSAT, JAKARTA INDONESIA 10210

PHONE : (021) 70081995 – 5703646

email :  judarwanto@gmail.com\

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