Picibanil

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picibanil

(Science: chemical) A lyophilised preparation of a low-virulence strain (su) of streptococcus pyogenes (s. Haemolyticus), inactivated by heating with penicillin G. It has been proposed as a noncytotoxic antineoplastic agent because of its immune system-stimulating activity.

Pharmacological action: antineoplastic agent.

Chemical name: Picibanil