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Advanced Molecular Tools for Proteome Analyses
Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, Uppsala University, speaking at Advances ibn qPCR and dPCR 2014

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.
Single Cell Omics 2011
Select Biosciences Ltd

The single cell Omics revolution is the potential transformation of cellular heterogeneity from a source of noise to a source of new, as yet hidden discoveries.
Cancer Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies Market Forecast
Datamonitor plc

The oncology market has witnessed a sizeable shift of focus away from cytotoxic therapies and antihormonal therapies towards the more lucrative targeted therapies and immunotherapies class in the last decade. This class boasts several of the top-selling anticancer brands overall, and has fueled most of the recent rapid growth of the oncology market as a whole.
Monoclonal Antibodies: 2010
Datamonitor plc

Across the branded prescription pharmaceutical market monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) are forecast to be the strongest performing molecule type, delivering a forecast six year compound annual growth rate of 9.5% over 2009-15, outpacing the growth rates of small molecules, therapeutic proteins and vaccines.
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
Alzheimer’s Protein Serves as Natural Antibiotic
Alzheimer's-associated amyloid plaques may be part of natural process to trap microbes, findings suggest new therapeutic strategies.
Slime Mold Reveals Clues to Immune Cells’ Directional Abilities
Study from UC San Diego identifies a protein involved in the directional ability of a slime mold.
Supressing Intenstinal Analphylaxis in Peanut Allergy
Study from National Jewish Health shows that blockade of histamine receptors suppresses intestinal anaphylaxis in peanut allergy.
Getting a Better Look at How HIV Infects and Takes Over its Host Cells
A new approach, developed by a team of researchers led by The Rockefeller University and The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC), offers an unprecedented view of how a virus infects and appropriates a host cell, step by step.
Untangling Disease-Related Protein Misfolding
Work advances understanding of genetic forms of thrombosis, emphysema, cirrhosis of the liver, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammation, among others.
Developing a More Precise Seasonal Flu Vaccine
During the 2014-15 flu season, the poor match between the virus used to make the world’s vaccine stocks and the circulating seasonal virus yielded a vaccine that was less than 20 percent effective.
Fighting Cancer with Borrowed Immunity
A new step in cancer immunotherapy: researchers from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital show that even if one's own immune cells cannot recognize and fight their tumors, someone else's immune cells might.
Loss Of Y Chromosome Increases Risk Of Alzheimer’s
Men with blood cells that do not carry the Y chromosome are at greater risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. This is in addition to an increased risk of death from other causes, including many cancers. These new findings by researchers at Uppsala University could lead to a simple test to identify those at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Immune Cells Remember Their First Meal
Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response – a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.
"Sunscreen" Gene May Guard Against Melanoma
USC-led study reveals that melanoma patients with deficient or mutant copies of the gene are less protected from harmful ultraviolet rays.
Business News
MorphoSys, MD Anderson Partner
MorphoSys AG and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have announced a long-term strategic alliance for the discovery and development of novel therapeutic antibodies against cancer.
UK’s CGT, Australian CTM CRC Sign Agreement
UK’s Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and the Australian CRC for Cell Therapy Manufacturing sign new agreement to advance scaffold technology for commercial production of T-cells.
Althea Announces Issuance of New US Patent
Company has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent for manufacturing of crystal monoclonal antibodies.
Agios, Celgene Establish New Collaboration
New collaboration builds on Agios research platform and leverages Celgene capabilities; Agios to receive $200 million upfront payment.
Norvartis Splits Drug Business into Pharma, Oncology Divisons
Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Oncology will form the Innovative Medicines Division at Novartis.
New Microbiome Center to Merge Expertise of UChicago, MBL and Argonne
Researchers to study world of microbes across environments.
Universal Flu Vaccine Under Development
Oxford spinout company Vaccitech has been launched with £10m seed investment to develop a universal flu vaccine already showing promise in clinical trials.
CytomX, AbbVie Announce Collaboration
Company has announced collaboration with AbbVie to co-develop and co-commercialize Probody™ Drug Conjugates against CD71.
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.
TxCell, Ospedale San Raffaele Launch Collaboration
Company has announced collaboration with OSR for development of CAR-Tregs Cells for the treatment of Lupus Nephritis.

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Mobility of Aeroallergens in Home: Effect of Location of Air Sampling and Implication for Evaluation of Patient Exposure
1Inspirotec Inc, Chicago, IL, Kenilworth Medical Allergy & Immunology, Kenilworth, IL

The Inspirotec sampler permitted the easy testing of multiple locations within a household. Air sampling simultaneously at 12 locations by other technologies would have been technically challenging. These were run by an untrained operator.
A Simple Plate Based Assay Using pH Sensor Dye to Screen for Internalizing Antibody
Promega Corporation

Receptor mediated internalization is a key mechanism of action (MOA) for antibody drug conjugates (ADCs). However, current methods of studying antibody internalization have several limitations including: 1) A multistep process not suitable for screening; 2) Low signal-to-background ratios; 3) Not suitable for kinetic measurements. We have developed a method that mitigates problems associated with traditional internalization assays.
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.
Modelling CLL cell and T-cell Migration in a Dynamic Circulating Model of CLL
'Cardiff CLL Research Group, Institute of Cancer & Genetics, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK. 2CRUK Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham, Vincent Driv

We have recently developed a novel circulating model of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) that mimics the transient interactions that take place between circulating lymphocytes and vascular endothelium. Here we show that both normal and malignant lymphocytes actively underwent transendothelial migration.
Quantification of Natural Killer Cell-Mediated Cytotixicity using Celigo Imaging Cytometry
Nexcelom Bioscience LLC, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Time-course tracking of % lysis eliminates multiple controls & the effect of non-uniform cell seeding in the final cytotoxicity calculation. The # of cells used is less than the cells needed for Release assays & Flow Cytometry. Flow cytometry & Release assays require a seeding density of 100K target cells increasing the number of effector cells to the millions. The visual observation of ADCC or CDC on the images can be convincing to conclude the functionality of antibodies or complements.
Novel culture medium using a small-molecule agonist of thrombopoetin receptor
1ReproCELL, Inc. & 2Nissan Chemical Industries

ReproHSC medium for the culture of hematopoietic stem cells. facilitates the culture and expansion of CD34+/CD38- cells that retain their HSC properties
Flexible automated platform for blood group genotyping on DNA microarrays
1 Établissement Français du Sang Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, France. 2 Établissement Français du Sang, La Plaine Saint Denis, France. 3 Établissement Français du Sang Alpes-Méd

The purpose of this project was to set up and validate a flexible robotic platform using 96-well DNA microarray for multiplex blood group genotyping.
Non-invasive Liquid Biopsy
1 Life Technologies AS, Ullerchausséen 52, 0379, Oslo, Norway; 2Department of Immunology, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway; 3 Centre for Cancer Biomedicine, Univ

Paramagnetic Dynabeads® magnetic beads provide a versatile, automation friendly tool for fast sensitive and high throughput isolation that can be tailored to isolate specific circulating biomarkers such as cells, exosomes and nucleic acids.
Application Notes
Evaluation of the IntelliQube® for Gene Expression Analysis using a One-Step RT-PCR Workflow
Douglas Scientific

A recent study demonstrates the ability of the IntelliQube® and associated Array Tape®, to process RNA samples using a one-step RT-PCR workflow, opening the door to a variety of RNA screening applications including gene expression or viral detection and quantification.
ENRICHMENT AND PURIFICATION OF CD3+ T-CELLS FROM HUMAN UMBILICAL CORD BLOOD
Quad Technologies

Quad Technologies’ has partnered with the University of Massachusetts Medical School (Worcester, MA, USA) to evaluate the performance of the MagCloudz™ Streptavidin cell separation kit.
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.
Engineering Monoclonal Antibodies to Enhance Drugability: A Case Study
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this manuscript we compare the stability of three different engineered antibodies as determined by SEC-HPLC analysis during accelerated stability studies, with the stability predicted by DSC.
Characterization of IgG Monomers & Their Aggregates
Malvern Instruments Limited

In this application note we characterize two antibody samples using column calibration and multi-detection SEC.
Understanding Antibody and Viral Glycoprotein Interactions Using CG-MALS
Wyatt Technology Corporation

We used size-exclusion chromatography coupled with multi-angle light scattering to determine the molar mass and native oligo-meric state of a viral glycoprotein.
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.
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.
Transcreener® ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay
Tecan Group Ltd.

Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) is an important mediator of cellular metabolism that is essential for maintaining energy levels. The Transcreener ADP2 TR-FRET Red Assay is intended for the detection of ADP production by any kinase or ATPase, and has been developed specifically for high throughput screening applications.
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