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Flow Cytometry in the Clinic
Industry Insight

Flow cytometry is a technique used to count and analyze the size, shape and properties of individual cells. Not just a valuable research tool, flow cytometry is also finding its stride in several clinical areas. Following BD Biosciences’ launch of a new sample preparation instrument, we spoke to Stephen Gunstream, VP and general manager, to get his insights on the role of flow cytometry in the clinic.

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Take a Good Book Around
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Our recent social media poll on "book recommendations for scientists" provided an incredible response. We decided to collate this information and give you the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a new read. Enjoy!

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Is Off-the-Shelf Immunotherapy the Way Forward?
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An “off-the-shelf” immuno-oncology product has been developed whereby T cells are derived from healthy donors, bypassing limitations related to high pricing and limited market access.

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Biosimilar Surge Driving Need for Antibody Characterization
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Accurate protein characterization is particularly important in the biopharmaceutical industry, where product modifications can affect efficacy and safety. Here, we speak to Matthew Lauber, a consulting scientist who elaborates on the importance and challenges of biotherapeutic protein characterization, and discusses different techniques used for charge variant analysis.

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Supporting Drug Discovery with Cell-centered Models of the Immune System
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Many biological processes, specifically the immune system, operate at a cellular level. CytoReason have harnessed this knowledge to build computational, high-resolution, mechanistic models for a range of diseases that enables better discovery and validation of drug targets.

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Antibody Cascade Design Key to Customizing Success
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We caught up with Abcam's Head of Custom Services, Jamie Campbell, who recently presented at the Protein & Antibody Engineering Summit, Europe. Jamie discusses the company’s approach to discovering antibodies – key reagents in drug discovery, in vitro diagnostics and therapeutics.

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Identifying a Microbial Needle in a Sample Haystack
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We spoke to Dr Jack Regan, CEO of LexaGene, a biotechnology company developing a fully automated pathogen detection platform, and inventor of their patented microfluidic system, about the foundations and evolution of the system, and the future outlook for the tool.

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Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Rising to Challenges in Clinical Labs
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Assay sensitivity and specificity continues to be a challenge in measuring hormones at low concentrations. Tandem mass spectrometry offers significant advantages - particularly in a clinical setting, where speed and sensitivity are required. Following SCIEX' launch of a new tandem mass spectrometry system, we spoke with Michael Jarvis, Product Manager at SCIEX, to find out more.

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Immunotherapy Response Prediction in Urothelial Cancer
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While immunotherapy holds great promise for cancer treatment, challenges persist around limited response rate and severe immune-related adverse events. We caught up with Dr. Georg Lautscham, CEO of Protagen, to find out how the prediction of immunotherapy response can be improved for people with urothelial cancer.

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Developing Therapies to Fight Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
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We recently spoke to Alexis Peyroles, CEO at OSE Immunotherapeutics to hear more about the findings of their recent study, describing, for the first time ever, the in vivo MOA of interleukin 7 receptor alpha (IL-7Rα) monoclonal antibodies, suggesting therapeutic efficacy in controlling chronic inflammation.

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