Antibodies May be Important to Successful Treatment

Posted By Braverman IVF & Reproductive Immunology || 23-May-2012

As a follow-up to our recent blog about Intravenous immunoglobulin ( IVIG), it seems that the type of antibodies collected in the IVIG may be important in the success of treatment. IVIG is normally an IgG (immunoglobulin (antibody) G) rich antibody product, but new studies show that if the IGM antibodies are collected they are a much stronger active ingredient (what we call the anti idiotypic antibody) than what is now commercially used i.e. the IGG rich antibody product. If we can begin to use the IGM product we should see higher success rates and possibly less amounts being used, which may also amount to a lower cost. Yes, we are working on this as well, and we will report back if this product can be commercially available.

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