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A Rapid and Effective Tool for Monitoring Monoclonal Antibody Production
B. Bhullar, Ph.D., Carlina Hui, B.Sc., M. Hariharan, M.Sc., J. Hewitt, B.Sc , and N. Vats, Ph.D.

Monoclonal antibodies (Mab) are used in a variety of fields from diagnostics to therapeutics. Manufacturers of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) commonly use third-party suppliers to meet their needs for specified monoclonal antibodies.

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The Effects of Dimethylphthalate on the Viability and Development of Drosophila melanogaster
Sara Mfarrej, Dr. Heather Cook, Dr. Donald Stearns, Dr. Zolton Fulop

My research studies the effect of dimethylphthalate (DMP), a putative endocrine disruptor, on the viability and development of the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.

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Comparison of Three Methods for the Evaluation of Cytokine Storm Risk in Early and Clinical Stage Biopharmaceutical Development
Gary dos Santos and Emer Clarke

Objective: To identify an assay that can accurately predict the risk of CRS and CS associated with investigational biotherapeutics. A comparison of three methods were used: (a) immobilization of test antibody on plastic, (b) co-culture of PBMC's on HUVEC's and (c) pre-culture of PBMC's at high cell density.

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Automated Quantitative Analysis of Ethanol, Glucose and NADH in the UV/VIS and Short NIR

Process Analytical Technology currently becomes more and more important for food and pharmaceutical industry for example because of the increasing demand for more effective and efficient quality control. Therefore it is necessary to get timely and targeted responses of the different parameters in bioprocesses. To attain this aim, it is helpful to replace the conventional (manual) laboratory techniques with automated measuring processes via in-line probe.

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A Novel Synthetic Peptide as a Tool for Microvesicles / Exosomes isolation ©

We have engineered and validated a synthetic peptide (Vn96*) with specific affinity for canonical heat shock proteins (HSPs) as a tool for rapid isolation of Exosomes or extracellular microvesicles (together referred to as eMVs here) from cell culture media, human and animal body-fluids.

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Acute Infective Endocarditis: Early Surgery versus Conventional Treatment
Yassar Abdullah S Alamri

Infective endocarditis (IE) refers to thew inflammation of the inner layer of the heart, the endocardium, secondary to an infectious (most commonly bacterial) agent. It affects the left side of the heart more commonly than the right. IE has an estimated incidence of 1.4 to 6.2 per 10,000 persons in the developed countries, and is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus, coaguase-negative staphylococcus, Viridans group streptococci and Straptococcus bovis.

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First total synthesis of Combretastatin D-2 congeners named Isocorniculatolide A and 11-o-methylisocornicultolide
Vijaya Kumar.Tulam, Subhash Chandra Bose. Kotte, Sanjay Kumar. Hirasker, Prathama S Mainkar, P.M. Murali and K. Mukkanti.

As a part of our ongoing research in synthesizing the Biologically important Natural Products, here we are reporting First total synthesis of newly isolated isocorniculatolide A and 11-O-methyl corniculatolide A.

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Automated Solutions for Cellular Screening and Characterization of Therapeutic Antibodies for Antibody-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity Utility
Brad Larson, Peter Banks , Nicolas Pierre, Stéphane Martinez, and Francois Degorce

Since the end of the 1990’s, the pharmaceutical industry has seen an increased interest in biologics, especially in the therapeutic areas of oncology and inflammation. Here we present the automation of two assays for the characterization and selection of potent antibody drug candidates. Both assays rely on HTRF® detection. The first assay quantifies the binding affinity of antibodies to their target antigen, on live cells.

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Validation of an Automated Cell-Based Bioluminescent TNFa Blocker Bioassay
Brad Larson, Tracy Worzella, Rich Moravec, Neal Cosby, Frank Fan, Teresa Surowy and Peter Banks

TNFa blocker biopharmaceuticals represent an important and successful class of protein drugs used in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases. Bioassays are indispensible tools in biopharmaceutical drug development and commercialization that are used to quantify biological activity and stability of drugs or drug candidates. The automation of these assays can serve to create an accurate, robust process which can allow the researcher to perform other more important functions.

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Improving Cell-Mediated Cytotoxicity Assessment through the Use of an Automated Luminescent ADCC Assay
Brad Larson, Sumant Dhawan, Shalini Wadwani, and Peter Banks

Assays that can assess the ability of a biosimilar to act in a manner similar to the original biologic have seen increased interest. This poster describes the use of a non-radioactive luminescent chemistry to simplify the assay process and provide improved data quality.

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Scientific News
NIH to Launch Human Safety Study of Ebola Vaccine Candidate
Trial is First in Series of Accelerated Safety Studies of Ebola Vaccines.
MU Researchers Discover Protein's Ability To Inhibit HIV Release
TIM-family proteins have the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses.
High Capacity Antibody Purification
Researchers from the A*Star Bioprocessing Technology Institute have used magnetic nanoparticles to break the capacity barrier for antibody purification.
Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Induces Robust Antibody Response
Vaccine developed by NIH scientists performs well in early clinical trial.
The Future of Targeted Therapy in Rheumatology: Biologics or Small Molecules?
While biologics can modulate extracellular protein-protein interactions, intracellular processes can be more effectively targeted by small molecules.
Injected Vaccine Could Help Eradicate Polio
Re-introducing a type of polio vaccine that fell out of favour in the 1960s could hasten eradication of the disease.
Can Regenerative Medicine be the Cure for Cancer and Other Deadly Diseases?
Change in regulatory frameworks and standards are essential to expedite approval and release of innovative products.
A Key Step Toward a Safer Strep Vaccine
Gene discovery identifies molecular pathway to potential preventive treatment.
Separation of mAbs Molecular Variants by Analytical HIC-HPLC
HIC-HPLC is a less widely used analytical technique compared with standard methods for separating variants based on size, charge or electrophoretic mobility.
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Early stage vaccine clinical trials are expected to begin in South Africa in early 2015.
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