14.11.2012 - Plzen-based AbCheck s.r.o.has licensed an affinity maturation and antibody optimisation platform from US bioinformatics company Distributed Bio LCC.
Under the terms of the exclusive, worldwide agreement, AbCheck will apply Distributed Bio LCC’s proprietary computational library design algorithms to address the affinity maturation, therapeutic 'developability' and stability optimisation of antibodies in a one-step process. According to the Czech antibody specialist, the platform of the US bioinformatics specialist makes it possible to deliver functional, "GMP ready", antibodies with significantly increased affinities with minimal mutations from fully human frameworks from its phage and yeast display antibody libraries
AbCheck CEO Volker Lang stressed: "By combining the strength of both technologies we have created a platform that exactly addresses current market needs.“ "Library design algorithms redefine the full potential of high throughput screening," said Jacob Glanville, Scientific Director of Distributed Bio. "Distributed Bio's library design algorithms encode years of protein engineering directly into the library designs. We are delighted to bring this technology forward with AbCheck: their leading edge expertise in antibody engineering and library development make them an ideal partner for introducing this new technology to the market.
Abcheck uses its AbSieve platform to develop antibodies for partners in all antibody formats, and its AbAccel algorithm for affinity maturation and optimisation. Distributed Bio provides antibody informatics, including: sequence & structural analysis; affinity maturation & humanisation; NextGen repertoire sequencing; phage display panning and library analysis.
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