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Market Reports
Immunoassay Auto Trends 2014
HTStec

This report comprehensively documents current practices and preferences in immunoassays and to understand future user requirements, particularly with respect to immunoassay automation.
Label-Free Binding Analysis Trends 2014
HTStec

This market report summarizes the results of HTStec’s 4th global web-based benchmarking survey on label-free (LF) binding analysis carried out in July 2014. The study was initiated by HTStec as part of its regular (every 2 years) tracking of this life science marketplace. The questionnaire was compiled to address the needs and interests of the LF binding analysis vendor community.
Pharmaceutical Key Trends 2011: Biosimilar Market Overview
Datamonitor plc

Biosimilars were estimated to have generated approximately $200m in sales during the twelve months to March 2010. Going forward, with branded biologics worth $55bn set to face patent expiry between 2011 and 2015, this presents a major opportunity for companies looking to enter the biosimilars market.
Preclinical Development of Monoclonal Antibodies and Related Biologicals: Emerging technologies and new therapeutic candidates
Business Insights

This report explains what monoclonal antibodies are, and why large pharmaceutical companies are investing so heavily both in developing such drugs internally and acquiring monoclonal antibody candidates from others. More than 80 popular and emerging technologies are named, explained and illustrated with original full-color diagrams.
Innovations in Combating Infectious Diseases: Opportunities in therapeutics and diagnostics through application of proteomics, genomics, nanotechnology, and novel sources of lead generation
Business Insights

This report makes a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the cutting edge of research aiming to reveal how bacteria, viruses, fungi, and prions infect and affect their hosts. It also assesses the new technologies and techniques that are being used to design and develop the anti-infective drugs and diagnostic methods of the 21st century.
Cancer Vaccines & Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) 2011 Report
Select Biosciences Ltd

This market report from Select Biosciences presents a comprehensive industry analysis of the cancer vaccines space as well as that of the emerging circulating tumor cells (CTCs) space. These two areas are evolving and expanding driven by the greater emphasis on personalized medicine especially in the cancer/oncology space.
Biosimilars and Biobetters: Positioning for a New Market
Select Biosciences Ltd

As regulatory frameworks for biosimilars development begin to take shape worldwide, there are growing opportunities for generics companies to enter the biologics market, a segment which is uniquely driven by unmet needs, commands premium prices, and continues to outperform the global pharma market.
Novel Antibodies & Therapeutic Proteins: Technological Challenges & Future Prospects
Select Biosciences Ltd

This innovative & analytical report can be used to assess market trends & appraise the potential of new antibodies & therapeutic proteins. It provides perspective to gain an in-depth understanding of the marketplace, players, products & leading technologies driving the field.
Scientific News
Understanding Female HIV Transmission
Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time.
Soy Shows Promise as Natural Anti-Microbial Agent
Soy isoflavones and peptides may inhibit the growth of microbial pathogens that cause food-borne illnesses, according to a new study from University of Guelph researchers.
Designing Better Drugs
A rational drug engineering approach could breathe new life into drug development.
AstraZeneca to Sequence 2 Million Genomes in Search for New Drugs
Company launches integrated genomics approach which aims to transform drug discovery and development.
Factors Influencing Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Uncovered
The long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited, new research suggests.
Study Finds Factors That May Influence Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
Researchers at NIH have suggested that the long-held approach to predicting seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness may need to be revisited.
New Model to Enhance Zika Virus Research
The model will allow researchers to better understand how the virus causes disease and aid in the development of antiviral compounds and vaccines.
Improving Flu Vaccine Effectiveness
NIH study finds factors that may influence influenza vaccine effectiveness.
BMS’s Opdivo Clinical Trial Shows Promise
Safety profile of the combination regimen from CheckMate -069 was consistent with previously reported studies and adverse events were managed using established safety algorithms.
CNS Inflammation: A Pathway and Possible Drug Target
Scientists have long known that the central nervous system (CNS) has a remarkable ability to limit excessive inflammation in the presence of antigens or injury, but how it works has been unclear.
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Biopharmaceuticals Development & Manufacturing Project Launched
York scientists partner with industry on $1.7 M grant for drug development.
Eppendorf Continues Successful Development
Group sales of €629.1 million (18.5% growth in sales).
Merck Expands Production Know-how to Deliver Full End-to-End Solution for Biopharma Industry
Company has announced that its flexible factory concept allows accelerated drug development and delivery to market and its end-to-end solution will help solve customer challenges.
Zymeworks, GSK Enter Second Strategic Collaboration
Zymeworks has announced that it has entered into a new licensing agreement with GSK for the research, development, and commercialization of novel bi-specific antibodies enabled using Zymeworks’ Azymetric™ drug discovery platform.
Allergan Breaks Ground on $200 Million Waco Facility Expansion
Expansion to add more than 100 full time jobs to local Waco and Central Texas economies.
Innova Biosciences Expands UK Facility
Innova has announced it has expanded its UK footprint to enable the company to increase its laboratory space.
Plasticell Awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016
Plasticell is pleased to announce it has been awarded the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Stand Up To Cancer Supports Innovative Research Grants for 10 Early Career Scientists
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) has announced that it is awarding 10 grants of $750,000 each to early-career scientists to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects in cancer research.
Protein Sciences, Sinergium, Mundo Sano Announce Zika Vaccine Partnership
The companies also said they are in active discussions with additional strategic partners worldwide that could strengthen and rapidly advance the development program.

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ePosters
Translational Research of oral Neural Crest-Derived Stem Cells (oNCSCs) in Regenerative Dentistry
1Stavropol State Medical University, Russian Federation, 2Praxisteam Hasslinghausen, Germany, 3Implantology Center Kassel, Germany, 4Witten/ Herdecke University, Germany, 5University of Reading, UK, 6

In this review poster, we summarize current knowledge on the oral neural crest-derived stem cell populations (oNCSCs) and discuss their potential in regenerative periodontology as a part of regenerative dentistry.
Better Cell-Based Assays for Anti-CTLA-4, Anti-PD-1/PD-L1, and Bispecific Immunotherapy Drug Studies
Promega Corporation

Here we report the development of a panel of robust reporter assays to measure the potencies for biologics in immunotherapy. These assays reflect mode of action and can serve as valuable tools in immunotherapy drug development and discovery.
Development of a Robust Reporter-based T cell Activation Assay for Therapeutic Biologics in Immunotherapy
Promega Corporation

Jurkat T-cells stably expressing luciferase reporter driven by IL2 promoter or NFAT-RE, are used as effector cells. Tumor cell lines endogenously expressing cancer antigen are used as antigen presenting cells (APC). By co-cultivating the two cell lines in the presence of CD3 bispecific antibody, TCR/CD3 is activated in Jurkat effector cells. Luciferase activity is up regulated through IL-2 promoter or NFAT-RE activation.
Reporter Bioassays to Assess Therapeutic Antibodies for Immunotherapy Programs
Promega Corporation

Immunotherapy, also called biologic therapy or biotherapy, stimulates certain parts of the immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. Important drug targets in immunotherapy include: Co-inhibitory receptors, such as PD-1/PD-L1, CTLA-4, LAG3, Tim3; and co-stimulatory receptors, such as GITR, CD40, OX40, 4-1BB.
Current approaches to assaying these targets are cumbersome and variable. Here we offer an improved in vitro bioassay approach.
Automated in-gel digestion on a commercial autosampler directly coupled to nanoLC-MS/MS
University of Bern, Department of Clinical Research, Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry Core Facility, Bern, Switzerland : CTC Analytics AG, Zwingen, Switzerland

SDS-PAGE separates protein samples from LC-MS incompatible contaminations, and is frequently used to fractionate proteins of entire proteomes. One disadvantage is that gel lanes have to be cut into many slices, followed by in-gel digestion of proteins and extraction of peptides. The number of these gel slices goes into the hundreds, rendering this process very repetitive and prone to mistakes and errors during sample handling. Automation reduces such risks and improves reproducibility.
Automated sample preparation workflows for quantitative proteomics applications
1Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association, MDC, Berlin, Germany; 2CTC Analytics, Zwingen, Switzerland; 3Axel Semrau GmbH, Sprockhövel, Germany

Mass spectrometry based proteomics requires large scale identification of peptides, and depends upon efficient sample preparation. Recently, we presented two automated protein-digestion setups, in-solution and in-gel digestion. We extended these techniques by implementing dimethyl labelling (DML). Furthermore, we established an automated phospho-peptide (PP) enrichment procedure in a 96-well formate, generating phospho-proteomic data in very short time.
Characterization of Protein and Protein Aggregates using Temperature-controlled Hollow-Fiber Flow-FFF
Posntova

Reproducibilty Improvements in Field Flow Fractionation can be achieved on two fronts. Instrument design and control, the system used in for this poster is does not require flow controllers or switching valves and there for produces the same conditions in every case. Fractionater design, the design of the cartridges used in this poster maintain excellent conditions to maintain constant pressure at the membrane removing unwanted effects of sale relaxation above the membrane s
Specificity of highly potent miRNA inhibitors
Dharmacon part of GE Healthcare

Specificity of highly potent miRNA inhibitors
HOMOGENEOUS ADCs BEARING TWO DIFFERENT PAYLOADS SHOW STRONG SYNERGY IN TUMOR KILLING
Dophen Biomed and TUBE Pharmaceuticals GmbH

We presented a one-pot reaction to prepare site-specific ADCs using available mABs on hand without re-engineering. We have identified a novel non-cleavable linker, which increases not only ADC stability, but also potency. We also demonstrate synergy in cancer cell killing of hybrid ADC loaded with two different toxins
Toward a Comprehensive Bottom-up and Top-down Analysis of the NIST Reference Monoclonal Antibody
1Protein Metrics Inc., San Carlos, CA USA, 2National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD USA

Development of ADC and other therapeutic proteins require careful characterization of sequence, post-translational modifications, sequence variants, and degradants. In this study, a NIST mAb interim reference material was analyzed by new bioinformatics tools (Byonic™, Byologic®, and Byomap™) allowing one to efficiently identify and quantify modifications down to trace levels.
Application Notes
Contribution of variable domains to the stability of humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibodies
Malvern Instruments Limited

The rapid growth of the therapeutic antibody market has increased the interest in modeling of the antibody structure and in understanding the factors that affect the function and the stability of antibodies.
Identification of Insulin Oligomeric States Using SEC-MALS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

This application note shows how the combination of column chromatography (SEC/GPC) with MALS, DLS and RI detection can be applied as a powerful tool to identify monomers, dimers, hexamers and higher aggregates of insulin.
Charge and Interaction Analysis for Predicting Antibody Formulation Stability
Wyatt Technology Corporation

Colloidal stability is a key solution property of a biotherapeutic formulations, indicative of long-term stability. As it is readily measured over much shorter time scales than long-term stability testing or even accelerated testing regimens, measurements of colloidal stability are often utilized in the course of formulation work to screen out poorly behaved conditions.
The Diffusion Interaction Parameter (kD) as an Indicator of Colloidal and Thermal Stability
Wyatt Technology Corporation

This experiment demonstrates that thermal and colloidal stability of proteins, two indicators of propensity to aggregate, as well as actual aggregation states, are all determined simultaneously during the screening process with dynamic light scattering (DLS) tools in order to rank the effectiveness of candidates and formulation conditions.
Accelerating the Development of Optimized Therapeutic Protein Formulations using Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Malvern Instruments Limited

DSC data is useful in predicting the stability of a protein in solution. The Tm indicates thermostability, and Tm determination in different formulations is an approximate measure of the susceptibility to aggregation and other irreversible changes at lower temperatures.
Differentiation and characterization of subvisible particulates in therapeutic protein products
Malvern Instruments Limited

The formation of protein aggregates is a particular concern for parenteral administration biopharmaceuticals due to the potential for increased immunogenicity.
An Introduction to Proteins in 30 minutes
Malvern Instruments Limited

In the biotechnology industry, the majority of research is directed towards characterizing the structure and function of proteins. New methods are continually being developed to accomplish this.
Performing ADCC Reporter Bioassay with an Environmentally Controlled Microplate Reader
Tecan Group Ltd.

The Promega ADCC Reporter Bioassay provides effector and target cells in frozen, thaw-and-use format, removing the need for isolating or culturing cells in order to perform the assay. Reporter induction requires a six-hour to overnight incubation in a standard cell culture incubator. The CO2 and temperature control features of the Tecan Infinite® 200 PRO with GCM allow the assay induction to be performed without the requirement for a cell culture incubator.
Tag-lite® two-cell assay: a valuable tool for protein drug discovery
Tecan Group Ltd.

Antibodies are central mediators of the immune system, IgG being the most dominant. Binding of IgG/antigen complexes to membrane-bound Fc? receptors triggers a cellular immune response. Alterations in the Fc portion of the antibody by introducing mutations can lead to complete abolition of Fc? receptor binding. This describes the development of a cellbased TR-FRET assay to determine the simultaneous binding of an antibody to its antigen and huFc?RIIIa present on different cells.
Protein Purification Workflow Development Using Bio-Rad's NCO' Chromatography System
Bio-Rad Laboratories

High purity protein is a common requirement for biochemical and structural studies. A common approach is to recombinantly express an affinity-tagged version of the protein of interest. This is, however, not always a viable option. This application note discusses protein purification workflow development for untagged proteins and introduce a new indicator of method performance, the purity quotient difference.
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