Biologics key terms are particularly important in the fields of medicine and education. Knowing the terminology, definitions and meanings of acronyms will help you make your way through the mass of terms and abbreviations that come at you in the field. Biologics come from many sources, such as humans, animals or micro-organisms, and they can be composed of sugars, proteins, nucleic acids or any combinations of these items. Biologics key terms encompass a wide variety of medical topics, including products as well as industry-specific acronyms. Because of the wide range of items, knowing the key words will help you in any conversation or placing orders for your business.
Vaccine, vaccinationVaccination is when a vaccine, an antigenic material, is administered to create an immunization to an infectious disease. Immunization is when the immune system becomes built up against that agent and the recipient is no longer susceptible or has a diminished susceptibility to a disease.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AntigensAntigenic material is that which causes the body to increase antibodies, thus triggering an immune response. They are usually proteins or polysaccharides and can be classified by species.
California Lutheran University.
ToxoidsToxoids are used in vaccines to induce an immune response. They are a weakened version of the original toxin and are sometimes used to increase the response to other antigens.
Allergenic extractAllergenic extracts are protein-containing extracts used for diagnosis or for hyposensitization therapy of those with allergies.
U.S. National Institutes of Health.
CBERCBER stands for the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, a division of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) that regulates biologics and related products.
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Of particular interest is the proposed and final rules section as well as the forms and/or the guidance sections.
BLABLA, or the Biologics License Application, is the licence that has to be approved after a biologic drug has successfully passed its testing phase but before it is produced for commerce.
biologics license application administration process from the FDA.