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Sustainable Science: Introduction to Our Green Initiatives Blog

By Matthew Bartolucci on 2/7/20 7:30 AM

 
Abveris is excited to announce our new Green Initiatives blog series.
Why are we “green-ing” our operations?


We are a group of biopharmaceutical scientists advancing a scientific mission to produce better biotherapeutic drugs. While our mission does not directly relate to environmental science, we recognize that environmental health ties directly to human health. Global climate scientists have reached a clear consensus: to address climate change, dramatic action must be taken now. To ignore our company’s contribution to global carbon emissions and climate change is irresponsible.

What’s the plan?

Abveris is enacting sweeping changes to our laboratory and business operations to reduce our company's carbon footprint. Did you know that laboratory facilities use 5-10x more energy compared to similarly-sized “normal” office spaces? As our lab continues to grow, we're scrutinizing our policies on energy use and sustainability so we can build valuable therapeutic products without leaving a harmful footprint.

Why are we blogging about it?

In this blog series, you’ll find information about our efforts to overhaul our company operations and move towards net carbon-neutrality. These initiatives extend beyond our laboratory and office to build support for eco-conscious behaviors at work, at home, and in our supply chain. By showcasing what we are doing in our labs and offices, we hope that other pharmaceutical scientists can follow our progress and enact changes in their own companies and institutions.

In each of our posts, we’ll break down the following:
  • What specific action are we taking to address climate change?
  • Why are we making a change?
  • What's the implementation strategy?
  • How do we expect to make an impact?
  • How can you, the reader, make a similar change in your own company?

Check out this blog series at abveris.com/greenscience to stay updated on our progress!

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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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COO of Abveris, Tracey Mullen, to Present at Antibody Engineering 2019 in San Diego

By Travis LeGuyader on 12/3/19 1:49 PM

December 9, 2019 – San Diego, CA - Are you attending the upcoming Antibody Engineering and Therapeutics conference in San Diego on December 9th? It’s not too late to sign up and spend some time in the sun while staying updated on the latest antibody discovery technologies and engineering techniques while networking with lead scientists in the antibody discovery world.

Join us on December 12 at noon for a scientific briefing led by Tracey Mullen, our Chief Operating Officer. Or, stop by our booth or posters in the exhibit hall and meet with Garren (CEO), Ryan (Director of Business Development) and Travis (Business Development Associate). See you there!

Click here to schedule an appointment with our team at the conference.

 

Information on our Scientific Briefing:
Scientific Briefing: Antibody Discovery for Traditionally Difficult Targets: in vivo, in vitro, or both?

Abstract: Leveraging the natural immune repertoire for antibody discovery has distinct advantages for positive downstream outcomes, including efficacy, developability and safety; however, traditional techniques typically fail to produce a productive response in situations where, for example, the target epitope has poor immunogenicity or is a rare, cryptic site. While some in vitro platforms can overcome these difficulties through careful guiding selection methods, significant downstream engineering is often required to ensure lead candidates harbor appropriate development qualities. Fortunately, recent advancements in protein engineering and antibody discovery have enabled improved drug development to these traditionally difficult targets. Using the AbX platform, the power of the immune system is harnessed to exemplify the breadth and comprehensive nature of the B cell repertoire. When applied to the most difficult target classes, lead candidates can be uncovered where traditional in vivo platforms typically fail, or significant engineering is required for in vitro discovery.

About the Antibody Engineering Conference: Antibody Engineering is the #1 antibody engineering conference for accelerating next-generation antibodies to commercial success. Find the latest science, technology, and partners in antibody engineering, immunobiology, and next-generation binders.

 

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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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WEBINAR: High-Throughput Antibody Discovery Targeting Glycoproteins for Apoptosis Induction in Cancer

By Ryan Kelly on 11/12/19 8:15 AM

Date: December 4, 2019 at 11AM ET (8AM PT)

IMG_1616Please join Sartorius and Abveris for an exclusive webinar featuring Tracey Mullen, Chief Operating Officer of Abveris, who will review an antibody discovery campaign targeting a glycoprotein for induction of apoptosis. Methods for immunization, screening for lead antibody candidates and subsequent functional characterization through the use of the Intellicyt® iQue platform will be detailed.

Who should attend:
  • Antibody discovery scientists and researchers engaged in therapeutic drug discovery for oncology indications.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about leveraging high-throughput flow cytometry analysis to advance research and development.
Interested, but have a scheduling conflict? Click here to register and receive an on-demand link to watch later.
About the webinar:

The use of monoclonal antibody-based drugs has proven very successful to target and treat cancer with more than half of late-stage clinical trial antibodies carrying an oncology indication. By employing multiple final formats, unconjugated or conjugated antibodies capitalize on methods of cell killing spanning from direct targeting and inhibition of cell survival pathways to shuttling and delivery of cytotoxic drugs. Specific cell surface antigen recognition is paramount to the success of these drugs, necessitating high resolution early stage characterization of lead antibody drug candidates prior to preclinical development.

Major advancements in high-throughput flow cytometry have enabled more exquisite antibody discovery within the oncology field by providing thorough analysis of on-cell antigen specificity and function earlier in the drug discovery process. In this webinar, an antibody discovery campaign targeting a glycoprotein for induction of apoptosis will be reviewed. Methods for immunization, screening for lead antibody candidates and subsequent functional characterization through the use of the Intellicyt iQue platform will be detailed.

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WEBINAR: Excellence In Anti-Idiotype Antibody Discovery

By Travis LeGuyader on 10/28/19 6:29 PM

Date: November 13, 2019 at 2PM ET (11AM PT)
TraceyMullenPlease join Abveris' Chief Operating Officer, Tracey Mullen, for our webinar to learn more about our premier anti-idiotype antibody discovery service for mAbs, bispecifics, scFvs, VHHs, and more.

Benefits of our approach:
  • Rapid reagent generation timelines
  • Maximal epitope coverage with DiversimAb technology
  • Highly sensitive specificity screening
  • Identification of high-affinity mAbs
  • Neutralizing and non-neutralizing mAbs
  • Flexible deliverable strategies
  • All work done in the USA

Abveris has the expertise and technology advantages required to develop high-quality reagents to the trickiest biotherapeutic molecules. Join our webinar to learn more.
Interested, but have a scheduling conflict? Click here to register and a video link will be sent after the webinar finishes. 

 

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Now Hiring: Join Our Lab or Business Development Team

By Ryan Kelly on 10/19/19 1:59 PM

October 19, 2019 – Are you a team player looking for an exciting new challenge at a growing company? Visit our careers page today to learn about our open positions in our laboratory and business development teams.

Do you think you have the right attitude and the right experience to join our team, but the jobs we've posted don't look quite right for you? We welcome your application. Apply as an "antibody enthusiast" today!

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Meet the Team: Colby Souders

By Matthew Bartolucci on 10/8/19 7:08 AM

ColbySouders October 8, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Colby Souders 
CSO
Q: What excites you about science?

A: We discover something new every day. Our purpose is to find something novel or better than its predecessor, and if we can do that, we improve many future lives. 

Q: What’s your favorite fun fact?

A: I am decidedly not a traveler (anyone who knows me would agree), yet I've been to three continents and lived in four different states. Go figure.  

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Spending time with friends and family.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: Every time someone learns or does something new, there's an overwhelmingly positive response. This is the best part of being at a growing company. 

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Abveris to attend Festival of Biologics 2019 in Basel, Switzerland

By Matthew Bartolucci on 10/3/19 10:17 PM

Basel, CH - October 4, 2019 - Will you be at the Festival of Biologics conference in Switzerland this year? Meet with our Director of Business Development, Ryan Kelly, who will be presenting a posters about our proprietary therapeutic antibody discovery technologies.  See you there from October 15-17.

About Festival of Biologics:

The Festival of Biologics combines four outstanding conferences, the European Antibody Congress, the World Immunotherapy Congress, the World Biosimilar Congress and the Clinical Trials World Congress to make one amazing event.

With both a conference and exhibition, the show brings together industry leaders to meet, discuss and showcase their work in the biologics, biopharma and immunotherapy fields, just to name a few.

The Congress hosts high-level speakers hailing from big pharma, biotech, academia, regulatory bodies, investor groups, and associations, discussing topics representing key challenges within their industries, new data, case studies and research.

This year, presentations will move through the entire development pipeline and focus on commercial applications. The Festival of Biologics’ mission is to bring together the full value chains from the antibodies, immunotherapy, clinical trials and biosimilars industries together, located in Basel – a major life science hub.

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Meet the Team: Haley Wagner

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 10/1/19 8:09 AM

HaleyWagner October 1, 2019 - Our team is comprised of creative, friendly, mission-focused antibody enthusiasts who take pride in discovery science. This summer, Abveris will be featuring all of our team members on our blog to showcase the personalities that make our team a community. Twice a week, tune in to learn more about members of our team and see what they do inside and outside of work.

Haley Wagner
Research Associate 
Q: What excites you about science?

A: I’m excited by how you can use science to help people and cure illnesses, the endless possibilities, the creativity aspect combined with the critical thinking aspect, understanding how things work, and discovering and learning new things constantly.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Kindness is contagious.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to cook, bake (and decorate), crafts and DIY, adventure with my chameleon, crossfit, run, hike, and explore state parks, blog, research/read about scientific topics and journal articles to improve my understanding and to be able to think of my own experiments, spend time with my Nana and Papa, guitar, hiking, biking, sell painted shells for charity, throw knives, and sew.

Q: What is the coolest thing you have done at Abveris or what is your favorite memory of working here?

A: It's really hard to choose just one. My favorite part of Abveris is working with such incredible people. I have a favorite memory with each person specifically, but my favorite memory as a group is the company party because I got to introduce my blood family to my work family. The coolest things I have done is a tie between getting the opportunity to attend and present at PEGS, getting to decorate the lab/office areas, when we troubleshoot and are able to get good sequence results from a difficult clone, and I'm extra excited about being able to contribute to develop ion channel antibodies.

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