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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
Utilizing Fast HPLC Screening Methods for the Detection of Steroids
Analysis of steroids improved by choosing the optimal HPLC column for the separation.
New Approach May Lead to Inhalable Vaccines
The approach using nanoparticles could lead to development of inhalable vaccines for influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis.
New Mouse Study Method Enables Comparative Vaccine Studies for Tularemia
The study appears online in Clinical Vaccine and Immunology.
Oxford Vaccine Group Begins First Trial of New Ebola Vaccine
Oxford University doctors and scientists are starting the first safety trial of an experimental preventative Ebola vaccine regimen being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
UMMS Receives $6.1 M to Develop Model for Predicting Gene Expression
Insight into regulation of the genes that allow the immune system to recognize pathogens will help scientists rationally design new vaccines and prevent autoimmunity.
GRP78 Protein Possible Universal Therapeutic Target
Drug combination including Viagra is effective tool in targeting the protein.
Adapting Influenza for Vaccine Mass Production
The ability to grow influenza in cell culture rather than chicken eggs paves the way for mass production of the vaccine.
How to Achieve High-Speed, High-Resolution Glycan Mapping for mAb Characterization
The full characterization of biotherapeutics is required by regulatory authorities as properties such as safety, efficacy and the serum half-life of therapeutic proteins can be affected by differences in their glycosylation pattern.
Closing in on ‘Holy Grail’ of HIV Vaccine
Researchers describe a way to induce long-sought broadly neutralizing antibodies.
Parkinson's Vaccine: EU-Team Launches Clinical Trial
Vaccine candidate based on proprietary technology by AFFiRiS AG.
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