Department of Biotechnology

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Bildnachweis: CORAT/Therapeutics

4/23/2021 - First COVID-19 patients treated with COR-101 drug developed in Braunschweig.

CORAT Therapeutics GmbH announced the start of a clinical trial with COR-101 for treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. The novel therapeutic antibody may complement currently approved antibody drugs, which are not indicated for moderate to severe COVID-19 cases due to side effects during advanced stages of the disease.

press release of CORAT Therapeutics

Website of CORAT Therapeutics

CORAT @ TU Braunschweig

Original publication


Bispecific antibody
Bildnachweis: S. Dübel/TU Braunschweig

March 29, 2021 - Braunschweig anti-cancer antibody in clinical trials in the USA: New Drug Grips Tumor Cells With Two Arms.

The first patients with advanced tumors have been treated with the novel antibody-based drug M1231 in a clinical trial in the USA. It uses an invention of the Technical University of Braunschweig: The team of Professor Stefan Dübel, head of the Department of Biotechnology, discovered a human antibody that targets tumor cells and developed it over many years. This antibody is now part of a complex novel compound against difficult-to-treat cancers that is undergoing clinical testing by the pharmaceutical company Merck.

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CORAT (Corona Antibody Team)

CORAT (within the Lab of Prof. Dr. Stefan Dübel, Prof. Dr. Michael Hust) developed an immunotherapy against COVID-19 using fully human monoclonal antibodies to prevent SARS-CoV2 infection.

CORAT Therapeutics GmbH is responsible for the clinical development

Welcome to the Department of Biotechnology

Bildnachweis: S.Dübel/TU Braunschweig

The Department of Biotechnology is one of the divisions of the Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Founded in 1972, it was a key player in establishing biotechnology research in Braunschweig, and established the first dedicated Biotechnology curriculum at a german university.

In 2002, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dübel joined the Department as director, adding the new research focus on Molecular Engineering, in particular Human Antibody Engineering and Phage Display. The Department quickly became the home to some of the world's largest and most successful academic human monoclonal antibody libraries, while the well established research focus on Biochemical Engineering, led by Prof. Dr. Siegmund Lang and Prof. Dr. Udo Rau, continued its succesful development. A particular focus on the fight against infectious diseasese has been established by Prof. Dr. Michael Hust.

Today, with fundamental and applied research topics spanning a very broad range including molecular and cell biology, infection biology, intrabodies, biomarker and drug discovery, vaccine development, synthetic biology and in vitro evolution,  the Department is well-endowed to embark into the challenges of cutting egde biotechnology research of the future. A long list of successful technology transfers including developmet of clinical stage anti-cancer and anti-virus antibodies proves the significance of our research for society, further complemented by avoiding animal experiments for antibody generation and providing new ways to develop designer medications for the 21 century.

Contact information

Department of Biotechnology
Institute for Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Technical University of Braunschweig

Management Assistant: Cornelia Oltmann
Room P101 (Biocentre),
Mo-Do 09.30 - 11.00, Do 14.00 - 15.00

Biozentrum - Spielmannstr. 7
D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Phone:    +49.531.391.5732
Fax:        +49.531.391.5763
e-mail:    biotech(at)

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