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Meet the Team: Jen Walker

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 8/6/19 10:30 AM

JenWalker August 6, 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.

Jen Walker 
Associate Director of Antibody Discovery Operations 
 
Q: What excites you about science?

A: Science helps us interrogate and understand our world, and by its very nature uncovers more questions with each answer. What could be cooler than that?!

 

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.



Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: In my free time I spend time with my family and friends, work in my gardens, and volunteer as an advocate for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's Disease.

 

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

A: I am very new to Abveris but it's already been a lot of fun! Here's a shout-out to the arrival of the Beacon, the barbeques, hibachi lunches and the on-going Corn Hole tournament (which has proved itself to be epic).

Topics: Team Updates
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Abveris and Lava Therapeutics Announce Antibody Discovery Collaboration

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 7/29/19 9:01 AM

Canton, MA, July 29, 2019 - Abveris, Inc., a leader in contract research antibody discovery, today announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Lava Therapeutics BV, a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation T cell engager therapies. Under the terms of the agreement, Abveris will leverage its proprietary technology to develop critical reagent antibodies to support assay development for bispecific antibody γδ T cell engagers selected by Lava Therapeutics.

“The Abveris team is pleased to be working with Lava to accelerate the path to clinical development for their lead compound,” commented Ryan Kelly, Director of Business Development at Abveris. “We apply our proprietary hyperimmune platform to deliver consistent results for diverse biotherapeutic molecule formats. We look forward to working with the Lava Therapeutics team to help advance their γδ T cell engaging bispecific molecules.”

“We are delighted to enter a collaboration with Abveris on the generation of high-quality antibodies as critical reagents in our drug development programs of bispecific γδ T cell engagers. The use of the Abveris hyperimmune platform will enable the accelerated development of advanced (non-)clinical assays for our programs.” said Ton Adang, Senior VP and CDO of Lava Therapeutics B.V.

About Abveris:

Abveris is a premium Boston-area contract research organization specializing in antibody discovery. Abveris partners with large and small biopharmaceutical companies to discover novel therapeutic products and critical reagent antibodies using diverse platforms, including the proprietary DiversimAb™ hyperimmune mouse technology. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.abveris.com.

About Lava Therapeutics:

Lava Therapeutics’ proprietary platform is focused on developing next-generation γδ T cell engaging bispecific antibodies to treat cancer. Lava’s vision is to develop therapeutics for the curative treatment of cancer. For more information, please visit www.lavatherapeutics.com.

 

Contact for Abveris:

Garren Hilow

contact@abverisantibody.com

+1 781-562-1170

Contact for Lava Therapeutics:

Erik Ensing

e.ensing@lavatherapeutics.com

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Meet the Team: Justin Gabriel

By Matthew Bartolucci on 7/24/19 10:30 AM

 


Justin Gabriel 

Research Associate - Lead TC

July 24, 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.JustinGabriel

 

Q: What excites you about science?

A: It never ends! I think the most fascinating aspect of science is the fact that we've been studying the world around us for so long and there's still an unfathomably immense amount of ground to cover.

 

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Under normal atmospheric pressure/conditions (on Earth), water molecules move from their liquid to gaseous phase at ~720 m/s!!!

 

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Everything! Racing drones, ride my motorcycle, work on my car, disc golf, going to the gym. I'd try almost anything once!

 

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

A: I believe the"coolest" aspect of working here at Abveris is getting exposure to all different aspects of antibody production while getting the opportunity to work alongside some amazing people. I truly do love coming to work everyday and am very grateful for every opportunity this company has given me.

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Meet the Team: Ryan Kelly

By Matthew Bartolucci on 7/16/19 10:30 AM

RyanKelly July 16, 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.

Ryan Kelly

Director of Business Development

Q: What excites you about science?

A: Scientific understanding unlocks a whole new sensory experience that extends beyond vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Polar bears don't actually have white fur. Also, they can run at 25 MPH.  Also, they are terrifying!

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: During my free time, I'm often found in the mountains. I'm a fan of hiking (during any season!) and I'm a member of a ski club. Also, I have a huge, loving Boston Irish family, so there's a good chance you'll find me hanging out with them.

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

A: During my time at Abveris, I've watched our team grow almost 10x in size. It has been an exciting adventure!  In my job, I get to interact directly with biopharma scientists from all over the globe. These relationships are what get me excited to get out of bed every morning.

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Meet the Team: Brendan Greamo

By Matthew Bartolucci on 7/12/19 11:04 AM

BrendanGreamo July 12, 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.

Brendan Greamo

Research Associate 

Q: What excites you about science?

A: I love understanding how things work, and watching this understanding be used to gain an even better grasp of how nature works. 

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Birds are dinosaurs.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to feed my salamander and play basketball.

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

A:  The coolest thing I have done is to generate Abveris' largest ever batch of purified antibody... next stop:  1 gram!

Topics: Team Updates
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Meet the Team: Summer Interns

By Ryan Kelly on 7/9/19 10:30 AM

July 9, 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.

 

Matthew Bartolucci - Business Development Intern

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Q: What excites you about science?

A: Science allows for all our our greatest questions to be answered. With the world always changing and evolving, our science is the way that we are able to adapt as a society and prepare for the world ahead.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Garren, our CEO, and I have both play/played college ultimate frisbee for Bentley University's Icehouse

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Hanging out with friends, playing ultimate frisbee, slow-pitch softball and basketball!

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

A: I love the start-up culture! One minute, I am helping with our marketing tasks, and the next, I am helping others take out the garbage. Everyone pitches in and embraces the culture! 

 

Madeleine Carbonneau - Business Development Intern

 

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Q: What excites you about science?

A: There is still so much to discover! Every generation of scientists has the opportunity to make fantastic and revolutionary contributions.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: The national animal of Scotland is a unicorn.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to run, drink coffee, and travel.

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

A: The coolest thing I have done at Abveris is working on the back end of the website. It is really cool to see how different languages, programs, and software work together. Also, the people working at Abveris are all really great and committed to their work which makes working here all the more enjoyable.

 

Tadhg Daly - Lab Intern

 

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Q: What excites you about science?

A: The pursuit of knowing more than I did yesterday

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins can.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like to collect retro video games and merchandise as well as play games with my friends.

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

A: Assisting in protein purifications and being responsible for my own cell cultures for others to use in fusions

 

Kelly Rothenberger - Lab Intern

 

KellyRothenberger

Q: What excites you about science?

A: The possibility for discovering new concepts and that can help people in the future. Especially on the industry side, where creating exciting new things, (such as antibodies) can aid those who are using the new drug products to fight against different diseases. The exponential growth of the biotechnology industry is exciting and I cannot wait to see what I will be apart of in my future!

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: When helium is cooled to almost absolute zero, it becomes a liquid, flowing against gravity and can start running up and over the lip of a glass container.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I mostly enjoy to workout as often as I can, and I also horseback ride when possible.

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

A: Watching my first fusion (done by Justin) on my 6th day of interning! I am so excited to make more memories!!

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Meet the Team: Tracey Mullen

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 7/5/19 10:43 AM

TraceyMullen July 5, 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.

Tracey Mullen
Chief Operating Officer

 

Q: What excites you about science?
A: The fact that the answer to most scientific questions is another question.

 

Q: Tell us a fun fact?

A: The hazelnut is actually not a nut, it's a seed.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I like rock climbing and yoga (and hiking with a heavy backpack by default...crags tend to be far from civilization...)

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

A: PEGS Boston 2019! Seeing so many members of our team present and representing Abveris was truly inspiring.

Topics: Team Updates
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Abveris and Harbour Antibodies H2L2 BV Announce Technology Co-Offering Agreement for Fully Human Antibody Discovery

By Matthew Bartolucci on 7/1/19 8:01 AM

Click here to read the press release on Business Wire.

Canton, MA, USA, Cambridge, MA, USA, and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 1, 2019 - Abveris, Inc., a global leader in contract research antibody discovery, and Harbour Antibodies H2L2 BV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harbour BioMed, today announced a partnership to offer fully-human antibody discovery service that combines Abveris’ antibody discovery services with the Harbour H2L2 human transgenic mouse platform. The combined offering eliminates the need for antibody humanization through the use of the H2L2 Harbour Mice™, and benefits from Abveris’ full suite of therapeutic antibody discovery capabilities.

Abveris was selected as a designated CRO to offer its fully-human antibody discovery service under the Co-Offering Agreement utilizing the H2L2 Harbour Mice™. The Co-Offering Agreement with Harbour includes a low-upfront evaluation fee and pre-negotiated commercial terms that Abveris can in turn provide to partners. The new Co-Offering allows Abveris clients to assess the H2L2 human transgenic mouse technology before committing to a full commercial license.

“We have historically generated potent, fully-human antibodies using the H2L2 Harbour Mice™. This program will allow us to continue to offer H2L2 antibody discovery with the elimination of contractual barriers for our biopharma partners seeking fully-human antibody discovery,” said Garren Hilow, CEO of Abveris. “We look forward to continuing our partnership with Harbour to use the H2L2 Harbour Mice™ in both our hybridoma platform and our AbX Biologics single B-cell discovery platform.”

“We are really excited about this Agreement which allows us to offer our partners access to this leading technology platform in the form of the H2L2 Harbour Mice™. It is an integral part of our strategy to build truly innovative products both in-house and with our partners, and the partnership with Abveris will further allow us to better fulfill unmet medical needs for patients worldwide,” said Jingsong Wang, MD, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO of Harbour BioMed.

Harbour’s patented H2L2 mouse platform provides antibody generation through a natural in vivo process, allowing for the generation of diversified, affinity matured, human antibody repertoires. Harbour Mice™ licensees include over 40 multinational pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and academic institutions. Abveris will leverage this platform in combination with its own proprietary immunization and high-throughput characterization capabilities to provide a fully-human therapeutic antibody discovery offering to its growing customer base.

 

About Abveris:

Abveris is a premium Boston-area contract research organization specializing in antibody discovery. Abveris partners with large and small biopharmaceutical companies to discover novel therapeutic products and critical reagent antibodies using diverse platforms, including the proprietary DiversimAb™ hyperimmune mouse technology and a variety of humanized mice. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.abveris.com

Contact:
Ryan Kelly, MBA
Abveris, Inc.
480 Neponset Street, Suite 10B
Canton, MA 02021, USA
contact@abverisantibody.com

About Harbour Antibodies:

Harbour Antibodies H2L2 BV is a fully owned subsidiary of Harbour BioMed, a global biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing innovative therapeutics for oncology and immunological diseases (www.harbourbiomed.com). Harbour Antibodies owns two strains of transgenic mice for generating human therapeutic antibodies: (1) mice that generate antibodies comprised of two heavy chains and two light chains (H2L2) with fully human variable regions; and (2) mice that generate novel “heavy chain only” antibodies (HCAb). The HCAb mice enable the development of antibody fragment-based therapeutics such as nanobodies, bi-specific antibodies and CAR-T with favorable drug-like properties. For additional information, please visit www.harbourantibodies.com

Contact:
Jung Lee, Ph.D.
Harbour Antibodies
One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Jung.Lee@harbourbiomed.com

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Meet the Team: Eric Batitay

By Matthew Bartolucci on 6/25/19 11:46 AM

EricBatitay June 25, 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

Eric Batitay
Senior Vivarium Manager
Q: What excites you about science?

A: The joy of discovery!

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: Elephants think that humans are cute... and my wife thinks so, too!

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: Spending time with my amazing family!

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

A: December 2017 is by far my best memory. It is when I started here at Abveris working with some of the greatest minds in the world.

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Meet the Team: Kate Teague

By Madeleine Carbonneau on 6/21/19 8:33 AM

KateTeague June 21, 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.

Kate Teague
Senior Manager, Business Operations
Q: What excites you about science?

A: I think it's cool that we've come so far in our understanding of the world around us, but there's still always more to discover and learn.

Q: What is your favorite fun fact?

A: A brown bear named Wojtek was officially drafted into the Polish army during WWII and rose to the rank of corporal. He aided his unit in the Battle of Monte Cassino by transporting 100-pound crates of artillery shells. He was also known to be an avid beer drinker.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I enjoy cooking, reading, skiing, and going to the beach.

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

A: I love planning our company outings and parties! We always have a great time and I feel so fortunate to work with such a great group of people. 

Topics: Team Updates

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