|A husband-and-wife team and their biotech firm rush to develop medicine that will stop allergic reactions before they even begin|
Nancy and Tse Wen Chang and their Houston company, Tanox Biosystems Inc., appear to be front-runners in this first leg of a race to create a drug that will stop an allergy attack before it starts. Such a drug would be devastating to the current $500 million United States market for over-the-counter medications to stop the sneezing, dripping, and itching of allergies. It would mean former sufferers could, if they wished, picnic in fields of ragweed.
|Microbiologist, heal thyself. That variation on the old physician's saw could well be the working credo of a...|