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Innovative Biologics, Inc.

13455 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 200
Herndon, VA 20171, USA

Category: Biotechnology/Biopharmaceutical

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Innovative Biologics, Inc. is focused on the development of new anti-microbial drugs targeting bacterial toxins. It was established in December 2003.

Innovative Biologics' research is based on the premise that simultaneous blocking of bacterial growth by antibiotics and inhibition of anthrax toxin action would be beneficial for the treatment of anthrax. The two anthrax toxins are formed by three different proteins: protective antigen (PA), which either combines with lethal factor (LF) to form lethal toxin (LeTx), or with edema factor (EF) to form edema toxin (EdTx). LF and EF are enzymes targeting substrates within the cytosol and PA facilitates their transport across the cell membrane forming a heptameric pore.