|Stealth-Adapted Viruses and Viteria: Insights into Virus Construction, Replication and Potential Therapies|
W. John Martin
There is an increasing incidence of diseases with accompanying signs and symptoms of brain damage. These include neurological and psychiatric illnesses, childhood behavioral disorders, and such common conditions as chronic fatigue, Gulf War Syndrome, so-called “chronic Lyme disease”, and many cancers. Altogether, these diseases have an enormous social impact.
|Hypothesis of an Existence of a Reverse Pathway (Rp) which Passes Genetic Information from Polypeptide Antigens to Ig Genes in B-Lymphocytes|
Victor J. Alexander
Results of this research will bring new more effective treatment methods of many immune related diseases, including cancer.
|Random Homozygous Gene Perturbation (RHGP) as a Tool for Target Discovery and Validation|
Wu-Bo Li and Michael Goldblatt
Random homozygous gene perturbation (RHGP) can identify and validate any host (cellular) gene target that directly causes a desired phenotype without requiring prior knowledge of the target. The central feature of RHGP is a unique lentiviral-based genetic element, known as a gene search vector (GSV) designed to interrogate the entire genome and identify target genes that cause the phenotype of interest.
|Metal Polymers, A Glue to Immobilise Proteins Onto Synthetic Surfaces|
Abernethy N, Chung E, Fontanelle BT, Gao Y, Jennins D, Koudijs MM, Lim D, Yang L, Ling T, Vukovic P, Wong A, Maeji, NJ
The main objective of this work was to develop a surface chemistry which maintains protein function and orientation per unit surface area, regardless of the surface used.
|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.
|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.
|Modular Bench Top Automation|
Paul Held, Dean Mulyk, Lenore Buehrer and Grace Mangialardi
ELISA is one the most utilized assay formats in biomedical research. Numerous clinical, veterinary, and research assays use the specificity of antibodies to identify a diverse array of analytes from any number of different matrices. This poster details a modular bench top workstation capable of automating the assay process steps of most conventional ELISA assays.
|Optical Microchip Sensors for Multiplexed Detection of Biological Pathogens|
D. Bhatta, A. Michel, M. Marti Villalba, G. D. Emmerson, I. J. G Sparrow, M. B. McDonnell, E. A. Perkins , R. W. Ely and G. A. Cartwright
SpectroSens, a multi-channel optical microchip sensor system suitable for rapid, label-free multiplexed detection of a wide range of bio-hazardous agents is presented. Optical chips containing multiple high-precision planar Bragg gratings are exploited as low-cost, robust refractive index sensors.
|A Mix-and-Read Cell-Based Assay for Antibody Screening Against Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor|
Wayne Bowen, David Onley, Tristan Cope
The conventional antibody screening assay based on antibody-antigen binding has been enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). While tedious and consuming, ELISA has proved sufficient for the identification of antibodies directed against secreted antigens. However, cell surface antigens (e.g. GPCRs) provide challenges for ELISA due to the shortage of soluble antigens and high variability resulting from loss of cells during wash procedures.
|Gene expression analysis of CD14+ monocytes immunomagnetically separated directly from whole blood: adaptation of protocols towards clinical trial requirements|
Gregor Winkels1, Ines Dischinger1, Katharina Bublitz1, Evert Luesink2, Nanguneri R. Nirmala2, Frank Staedtler2, Keith J. Johnson2, Alena Fitz1, Sabrina Schmitz1, Dirk Dietrich1, Sonja Balzer1, Sabine Classen1, Silvia Rüberg1, Uwe Janssen1, and Bernhard Gerstmayer1
Peripheral blood is widely used as starting material for biomarker discovery and validation using molecular biology technologies. The vast majority of currently published transcriptome data is based on RNA derived either from stabilized whole blood or peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs). Here, gene expression profiling studies and SOPs for fast, easy and specific manual or automated isolation of monocytes directly from whole blood are being described.
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