Ryan Kelly

Ryan Kelly

Associate Director of Business Development @ Abveris

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Abveris Announces Partnership with Foundery Innovations to Develop Therapeutics to Advance Immunotherapy

By Ryan Kelly on 7/21/21 11:16 AM

See the announcement on PR Newswire


Canton, MA, USA--(San Francisco, CA, USA)--Abveris, Inc. (“Abveris”) announced today that it has entered into an antibody discovery partnership with Foundery Innovations, Inc. (“Foundery Innovations”) for the discovery of monoclonal antibodies to support the development of novel biotherapeutic drugs. Under the terms of the agreement, Abveris will utilize its proprietary DiversimAbTM platform in combination with its next-generation rapid B cell screening platform, powered by the Berkeley Lights Beacon®, to identify antibody drug candidates targeting antigens nominated by Foundery Innovations. The DiversimAb platform is propelled by a genetically engineered hyperimmune mouse family for maximum epitopic diversity and advantageous IP opportunities.

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“The team at Foundery Innovations is positioned to redefine immunotherapy with a strong portfolio of tractable targets,” commented Tracey Mullen, Chief Executive Officer of Abveris. “Partnership with Abveris provides advanced, best-in-class antibody discovery through high-resolution single B cell screening, which will enable rapid clinical advancement for these novel therapeutic products.”

“The enthusiasm, expertise, and track record of the Abveris team was evident from our first meeting. We were particularly impressed by Abveris’ interest in seeking optimal screening strategies for our challenging targets. Foundery looks forward to a productive and long-term partnership with Abveris” said Foundery CEO, Michel Streuli.

About Abveris: 

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global biopharma leaders. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.ABVERIS.com.

About Foundery innovations:

Foundery Innovations is a San Francisco-based biotechnology studio and a novel scientist-driven enterprise focused on generating cutting-edge immunotherapeutics. Foundery validates and develops early drug concepts and produces advanced development candidate packages in collaboration with academic investigators that can then be spun out into independent companies or out-licensed to industry partners for clinical development.

Contacts

Ryan Kelly
Director of Business Development
rkelly@abveris.com 
(339) 502-4458

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Abveris Beer: Back Again!

By Ryan Kelly on 12/23/20 7:36 AM

The Mabinator

MADE BY SCIENTISTS, FOR SCIENTISTS

BEST ENJOYED AFTER A LONG DAY in the lab

We teamed up with our neighbors at Castle Island Brewery to bring you more specialty beer that mAb scientists are sure to love! Our partners were so excited about our mAb Scientist IPA and Six Pack mAbs Lager we shipped over the summer that we decided to do it again!  

INTRODUCING:
THE MAB-INATOR Hoppy Session Ale

This beer is a session ale with killer taste.  Brewed with columbus and citra hops, it pairs well with anything. We're super excited about how it turned out!  We'll be contacting our partners to ship some of this beer out early 2021. 

 
Want to get your hands on the MAB-INATOR?
1) Follow Abveris on LinkedIn (click here)
2) leave an entertaining comment on our MAB-INATOR post. 
We'll select some of the best commenters and send you a 4-pack! 

For our active antibody discovery partners, we'll be reaching out to confirm shipping starting in 2021. 

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Abveris Announces Equity-Bearing Antibody Discovery Partnership with Saccharo

By Ryan Kelly on 12/2/20 9:21 AM

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Canton, MA, USA--(San Francisco, CA, USA)--Abveris, Inc. (“Abveris”) announced today that it has entered into an antibody discovery partnership with Saccharo, Inc. (“Saccharo”) for the discovery of monoclonal antibodies to advance the Saccharo therapeutic pipeline. Under the terms of the agreement, Abveris will utilize its proprietary DiversimAbTM mouse model in combination with its next-generation B cell screening platform, powered by the Berkeley Lights Beacon®, to rapidly discover monoclonal antibodies. In return for discovery services provided, Abveris will receive compensation partially in the form of equity.

“The team at Saccharo has identified a novel druggable target of great potential and we are honored to be working with them to identify candidate antibodies for clinical development,” commented Garren Hilow, Chief Business Officer of Abveris. “By pairing best-in-class discovery tools with our team of impassioned scientists, we believe that we offer Saccharo the best chance of success in discovering and optimizing the biologic they require for clinical advancement.”

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"Saccharo is delighted to be working with Abveris. We see Abveris’s scientists, experience, skills and technology platforms as offering the best potential for success,” said Sherry Martin-Moe, PhD, President/CEO and Co-Founder of Saccharo. “Importantly, they have been real partners in understanding the science and developing a sound strategy to produce the best possible antibodies for Saccharo to take to the clinic.”

About Abveris: 

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global leaders in biopharma. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.ABVERIS.com.

About Saccharo:

Saccharo is a biotech start up in the immuno-shielding oncology space in pursuit of products for a novel polysaccharide target uniquely found on cancer cells only-not on normal cells, that is constant across all stages and types of cancer. The target is involved in a novel immune shielding pathway and serves as a platform for multiple drug modalities. Additional information about Saccharo is available at www.SACCHARO.com.

Contacts for Abveris

Ryan Kelly

Director of Business Development

rkelly@abveris.com

781-562-1170 x1002

 

Contact for saccharo:

Sherry Martin-Moe, PhD

President/CEO and Co-Founder

Smartinmoe@saccharo.com

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Abveris Announces Partnership with Immunitas using the DiversimAb Mouse on the Berkeley Lights Beacon

By Ryan Kelly on 10/8/20 4:11 PM

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Canton, MA, USA – Abveris, Inc. ("Abveris") announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Immunitas Therapeutics, Inc. ("Immunitas") for the discovery of monoclonal antibodies to expand the Immunitas therapeutic pipeline. Under the terms of the agreement, Abveris will utilize its proprietary DiversimAbTM mouse model in combination with its next-generation B cell screening platform, powered by the Berkeley Lights Beacon®, to rapidly discover monoclonal antibodies for use as research reagents and therapeutics for immuno-oncology.

"The Immunitas team is uniquely positioned to identify novel therapeutic oncology targets using their innovative single cell genomics-based techniques. Pairing the Immunitas platform with efficient discovery of highly diverse panels of antibodies will result in the rapid identification of therapeutic-quality antibodies," commented Tracey Mullen, CEO of Abveris. "Our function-forward approach to antibody discovery will enable Abveris to deliver fully validated drug candidates in accelerated timelines. Ultimately, the synergy between the two platforms will result in faster delivery of targeted therapies to the patients who need them."    

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"We are excited to collaborate with Abveris to accelerate the pace of discovery for some of our new antibody therapeutics," said Jeff Goldberg, CEO of Immunitas. "Our platform rapidly generates and validates new targets for treating challenging cancers. Working with Abveris will enable us to quickly identify and select highly specific antibodies for those targets, so that we can take the best antibody forward to address the needs of particular patient populations."

 

About Abveris: 

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global leaders in biopharma. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.ABVERIS.com.

 

Contact for Abveris:

Ryan Kelly

Director of Business Development

rkelly@abveris.com

781-562-1170 x1002

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Abveris beer: Get It While It's cold!

By Ryan Kelly on 6/30/20 8:59 AM

Made by mAb scientists, for mAb scientists
BEST ENJOYED AFTER A LONG DAY IN THE LAB

We teamed up with our neighbors at Castle Island Brewery to bring you specialty beers that mAb scientists are sure to love! Introducing mAb Scientist IPA and Six Pack mAbs Lager. Our team designed some hilarious labels and the Castle Island team came through with some delicious lager and IPA options. 

We'll be sending out cases of beer to our partners, but we also recognize many of you are working from home right now. Click below to provide your address information for us to send you some free brews! 

BEER CALL: ADD ME TO THE LIST!

mAb Scientist IPA: OUR FLAGSHIP BEER
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This beer is smooth but punchy; balanced yet intense. Despite the colossal amount of hops crammed into this beer, it’s still remarkably approachable for pros and rookies alike!

Our team held a naming competition for our flagship beer. After a close vote with many great names in the running, mAbScientist IPA rose to victory.  You may be asking: why does she have antibodies for hands? Fun fact: our monthly all-hands meeting is called "Monthly mAbs For Hands" after our all hands on approach to antibody discovery. 

MALTS: 2 ROW, VIENNA, CRYSTAL DEXTROSE

HOPS: SIMCOE, CASCADE

YEAST: HOUSE YEAST

Six Pack mAbs Lager: A SUMMER SPECIAL
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Whether you’re catching the game, conquering the trail, or walking in the door from your commute home, sometimes you just need a beer. Brewed distinctively for the everyday, this classic American Lager is light and crisp, and will have you reaching for another sip. So kick your feet up, breathe easy, and crack into a can of this liquid bliss."

This beer label speaks for itself. We all love the beach this time of the year, and we love showing off the muscles we've built while sitting on our butts all day at the biosafety cabinets. 

MALTS: PILSNER, BOHEMIAN WHEAT

HOPS: MAGNUM, RAKAU

YEAST: LAGER YEAST

About Abveris: 

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global leaders in biopharma. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.ABVERIS.com.

About Castle Island Brewery: 

Castle Island Brewery is based out of Norwood, Ma and can be found in fridges across New England. Their tasteful, easy to drink selection of beers is perfect for all beer drinkers from the beginner to the beer expert. Castle Island has their main staples, including the Keeper, American Lager, White Ale and CandlePin but they are always making new exciting beers to keep up with their loyal customers evolving tastes! Check out more on their website: www.castleislandbeer.com

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Abveris Announces Partnership with Nkarta using the Trianni Mouse on the Berkeley Lights Beacon

By Ryan Kelly on 5/12/20 8:08 AM

Click here to see the press release on BusinessWire.

Canton, MA, USA – Abveris, Inc. (“Abveris”) announced today that it has entered into an antibody discovery partnership with Nkarta, Inc. (“Nkarta”) for the discovery of fully-human monoclonal antibodies to support the advancement of Nkarta’s novel cell-based therapeutics. Under the terms of the agreement, Abveris will apply its next-generation B cell screening platform (powered by the Berkeley Lights Beacon®) to rapidly discover fully human monoclonal antibodies using the Trianni Mouse®, an industry-leading transgenic mouse R&D platform. 

“We have worked with the Trianni Mouse across several therapeutic antibody programs and have been impressed with the success of these campaigns,” commented Colby Souders, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Abveris. “Abveris is uniquely positioned to dramatically shorten therapeutic discovery timelines while enhancing candidate selection by pairing optimized immunization methods in the Trianni Mouse with high-resolution single B cell screening enabled by the Berkeley Lights Beacon.”    

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“We believe this partnership brings together powerful discovery technologies with the potential for accelerating Nkarta’s pipeline of natural killer cell therapy candidates,” said James Trager, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer of Nkarta. “We look forward to working closely with the Abveris team on the identification of targeted antibodies ideally suited for our cell engineering and manufacturing platform.”

Learn more:  B cell screening at Abveris

“The Nkarta team is situated to redefine the way we think about cell therapies, and we are delighted to be working with their team of impassioned scientists,” added Tracey Mullen, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Abveris. “This partnership highlights our continued commitment to working with organizations leveraging antibody therapeutics in innovative and transformative ways.” 

"We at Trianni are thrilled that the partnership of Abveris and Nkarta includes the use of the Trianni Mice. It is gratifying to contribute to the program of creating novel antibody therapeutics," said Matthias Wabl, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Trianni, Inc.

Get in touch with Abveris

About Abveris: 

Abveris is Boston's premier antibody discovery company providing contract research services to the biopharma industry. Abveris applies advanced immunization methods combined with B cell screening and hybridoma-based antibody discovery technologies to provide comprehensive gene-to-antibody discovery services. Abveris is developing the next generation of biologics, cell therapies, vaccines, and diagnostics in partnership with global leaders in biopharma. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.ABVERIS.com.

About Trianni, Inc: 

Trianni, Inc. is a privately held biotech company specializing in antibody discovery technology. Trianni’s lead technology, the Trianni Mouse®, is a powerful, next-generation platform enabling efficient generation of fully-human monoclonal antibodies. Trianni’s transgenic platform leverages a novel approach to design made possible by advances in DNA synthesis and genomic modification technology. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Additional information about Trianni is available through its corporate website, www.TRIANNI.com.

 

Contact for Abveris:

Ryan Kelly

Director of Business Development

rkelly@abveris.com

781-562-1170 x1002

 

Contact for Trianni:

Elizabeth Tran

Marketing manager

elizabeth.tran@trianni.com

(415) 231-0257

 

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Free Webinar: Accelerating the antibody discovery workflow in the modern therapeutic landscape

By Ryan Kelly on 4/9/20 9:15 AM

How can we access greater antibody diversity through the plasma B cell repertoire? How can we down-select lead candidates in 1 day? Join Abveris and Berkeley Lights for an exclusive webinar opportunity to learn how we're redefining the boundaries of antibody discovery with the Berkeley Lights Beacon platform.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 11 am EDT

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Overview:

As the complexity of therapeutic targets continues to evolve, more efficient and predictive identification of pertinent antibody candidates becomes increasingly valuable. Incorporating state-of-the-art, high-resolution discovery and characterization tools like the Berkeley Lights platform into discovery workflows enables rapid and reliable selection of lead candidates more effectively than traditional techniques. Elucidating function early during screening and development can enhance candidate triage, as opposed to relying on brute-force methods to characterize large panels containing primarily non-functional clones. Optimization of the discovery platform using the Beacon instrument and case studies will be outlined.

Speakers:
Colby A. Souders, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Abveris

Colby holds a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Texas A&M and has spent the last decade focused on antibody research. He first joined MassBiologics to lead discovery programs, develop platform technologies and advance monoclonal antibodies in the pipeline for the prevention, treatment or diagnosis of infectious and endogenous diseases. He later joined the Kanyos Bio Protein Engineering team to develop therapeutics based on a novel antigen-specific immune tolerance platform. In 2018 Colby joined Abveris Antibody with the goal as Chief Scientific Officer to usher in new antibody discovery tools and build a premium discovery engine.

Anupam Singhal, Ph.D., Product Manager, Antibody Therapeutics, Berkeley Lights

Anupam Singhal earned his PhD from the University of British Columbia and has over 15 years of experience in nanotechnology and microfluidics at UBC, the University of Toronto and Stanford University. His work has been cited over 600 times and resulted in several patents for molecular disease diagnosis, antibody discovery, and development of production cell-lines for biologics. At Berkeley Lights, Anupam leads the development of next-generation platforms for the discovery and development of antibody therapeutics.

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Staying Open for Science, COVID Response

By Ryan Kelly on 3/20/20 12:44 PM

Abveris, Inc. 

March 18, 2020
RE: Staying Open for Science, COVID Response

 

To Our Valued Customers & Partners,

The COVID outbreak has caused significant disruptions to the science community worldwide, and your ongoing antibody discovery projects shouldn’t cause additional stress. Abveris will remain open for business and continue to provide contract research services during the state of emergency even if a "shelter-in-place" order is called. 

Abveris has multiple ongoing projects that directly contribute to drug development efforts for underserved diseases and indications (including COVID-19 and multiple other viral agents). Our end-to-end antibody discovery services are fully operational and we’re accepting new hybridoma and B cell screening discovery projects. Are you delaying your discovery work because of COVID-related antigen production delays? We can help.

Schedule 15 minutes with us today to discuss your project.

We are closely monitoring communications from the Massachusetts State and Federal Governments regarding measures to prevent the spread of the virus. Abveris has implemented mandatory work-from-home policies for non-essential staff, and employee schedules have been adjusted to promote social distancing. 

We welcome you to lean on us during these turbulent times. As always, we look forward to supporting your science.

 

Sincerely,

Garren Hilow

CEO of Abveris

 

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents,

which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant

- Horace

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WEBINAR: Integrating Octet into Early Antibody Discovery Workflows

By Ryan Kelly on 1/8/20 3:14 PM

Date: January 29, 2019 at 10AM ET (7AM PT)

Please join FortéBio and Abveris for an exclusive webinar featuring Colby Souders, Chief Scientific Officer of Abveris, who will review ways to utilize Octet screening to streamline antibody discovery projects.

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Who should attend:
  • Antibody discovery scientists and researchers engaged in therapeutic drug discovery.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about leveraging high-throughput Octet screening analyses to advance research and development.

Overview:

Integrating Octet into Early Antibody Discovery Workflows

Colby Souders, Chief Scientific Officer, Abveris

As industry-wide advancements in antibody drug discovery continue to push toward larger panels of candidates for early-stage characterization, more efficient identification of lead molecules through enhanced screening resolution is required. Integrating instruments like the Octet into the overall characterization workflow enables reliable, high throughput selection of lead candidates more effectively than alternative traditional techniques. This presentation will highlight a few unique methods of Octet utilization as a replacement or supplemental tool for various antibody discovery protocols. Comparisons across platforms, including traditional ELISA, flow cytometry, SPR, and in vivo studies will be presented.

 

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Streamlining I-O Therapeutic Antibody Discovery: An Interview with Tracey Mullen, COO of Abveris

By Ryan Kelly on 12/3/19 7:34 AM

Insights from industry: Tracey Mullen, Chief Operating Officer of Abveris

Visit News Medical today to view an interview with Tracey Mullen, Chief Operating Officer of Abveris, in the "Insights from Industry" interview series.

In the interview, Tracey gives an overview of immuno-oncology therapeutic antibodies in development, strategies for therapeutic antibody discovery, and applications for the Intellicyt iQue high-throughput flow cytometry platform in antibody discovery.

For more information on antibody discovery projects utilizing high-throughput flow cytometry, contact Abveris today!

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