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Joint Application Note By Abveris and Berkeley lights

By Gary Ng on 11/2/20 1:59 PM

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Abveris and Berkeley Lights have published a joint application note on Rapid High-Resolution Screening of Plasma B Cells to Identify Antibody Lead Candidates. This document covers a variety of applications and cutting-edge cell-based assays developed by Abveris using Berkeley Lights's Beacon platform. The following contents are discussed in the note: 

  • Deliver anti-idiotypic antibodies with competitive ligand-blocking activity in half the time of a traditional hybridoma screen

  • Discover a diverse panel of rare, high-affinity antibodies that could not be discovered using phage display against an antigen with a completely homologous off-target product

  • Develop an adherent cell-based binding assay that enables discovery of lead candidate sequences against a challenging membrane-bound target in just 29 days

 

 

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FREE WEBINAR: High Throughput Antibody Discovery Targeting Cell Surface Receptors for Signaling Blocking in Cancer

By Travis LeGuyader on 4/14/20 3:11 PM

On-cell receptor functionality is a crucial threshold for drug development. By leveraging high content screening in antibody discovery workflows, you are able to improve the likelihood of campaign success at early stages of development. Join us for our webinar hosted by our COO Tracey Mullen and our friends at Sartorius, where Tracey will walk through a case study outlining how we incorporate this technology for antibody discovery projects targeting cell surface receptors. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 11 am EDT

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Overview:

The use of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics to target and treat cancer is considered to be one of the most successful therapeutic strategy within the oncology field to date. 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. In this webinar, Tracey Mullen, COO of Abveris, will review an antibody discovery campaign targeting a cell surface receptor implicated in cancer. Methods for immunization, antibody discovery, and subsequent functional characterization will be detailed.

Who Should Attend:
  • Antibody discovery scientists and researchers engaged in therapeutic drug discovery in oncology indications

  • Anyone interested in learning more about incorporating high-throughput flow cytometry analysis into early stage research and development

Speakers:
Tracey Mullen, Chief Operating Officer, Abveris

Tracey Mullen is a chemical-biological engineer from MIT who began her career as an Antibody Discovery Scientist at a startup contract research organization specializing in in vivo antibody discovery. In 2013, she joined the Antibody Discovery team at Biogen where she helped implement the technology transfer of the Adimab yeast display platform for antibody discovery and engineering. Throughout her tenure at Biogen, Tracey worked to optimize the in vitro discovery of antibodies to tough targets, including leveraging the Adimab platform to enerate antibodies against GPCRs. In June of 2018, Tracey joined Abveris Antibody as the Director of Antibody Discovery Operations, where she managed project design and development for in vivo discovery projects. She is now the Chief Operating Officer at AbX Biologics (formerly Abveris), a premium antibody discovery service partner boasting industry-leading timelines and cutting-edge technologies.

Carrie Haslam, Associate Editor, Select Science

Carrie Haslam is an Associate Editor at SelectScience, playing a key role in content production and specializing in Alzheimer’s disease and clinical diagnostics. She is finalizing her Ph.D. from Plymouth University, where she developed graphene-based biosensors for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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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Abveris and ACROBiosystems extend partnership

By Travis LeGuyader on 4/8/20 7:00 AM

Canton, MA, USA and Newark, DE, USA, April 8, 2020 - Abveris, Inc., a leader in contract research antibody discovery, today announced the extension of a strategic collaboration with ACROBiosystems, an internationally recognized manufacturer of recombinant proteins.

Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will leverage their core technologies to construct streamlined offerings to accelerate the pace of antibody discovery research.

Acro LogoBy the terms of the agreement, over 1600 recombinant proteins for biologic drug discovery and development available in the ACROBiosystems catalog will be made available to Abveris customers to facilitate rapid initiation of antibody discovery projects.

1600+ reagents at your fingertips click here to view the acro catalog

"Our collaboration with ACROBiosystems is a highly valuable resource for Abveris and all of our partner companies,” commented Ryan Kelly, Director of Business Development at Abveris. "Our access to ACRO’s high-quality “off-the-shelf” reagents allows us to identify diverse, high affinity antibody clones in as little as one month total.”

“We are delighted to collaborate with Abveris, who shows their expertise in therapeutic antibody development. Their special DiversimAbTM platform and single B cell screening platform speed up the antibody generation process while providing maximum diversity and affinity of the antibody candidates. It delivers additional benefits and comforts to scientists with using ACRO’s high-quality reagents and Abveris’s technologies as a combination,” commented Simin He, Marketing Manager of ACROBiosystems.

LET'S GET STARTED ON YOUR ANTIBODY PROJECT CLICK HERE TO INSTANTLY SET UP A CALL.

About Abveris: 

Abveris is a Boston-area specialty antibody discovery contract research organization located in Canton, Massachusetts, USA. 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 ACROBiosystems: 

ACROBiosystems is a leading manufacturer of recombinant proteins and other critical reagents to support the development of target therapeutics. The company employs an application-oriented development strategy, with a particular focus on product design, quality control and solution-based support. Our products and services enable anyone in the field of drug development to have a more intuitive and streamlined process. Check out more details at: www.acrobiosystems.com/.

Contact for Abveris:

Ryan Kelly

Director of Business Development

rkelly@abveris.com

781-562-1170 x1002

Contact for ACROBiosystems:

Grace Wang

Marketing Specialist

Grace.wang@acrobiosystems.com

408-320-2195

 

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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: 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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Abveris and Geneious Biologics Collaborate to Advance Antibody NGS Data Analysis

By Travis LeGuyader on 8/12/19 8:01 AM

Canton, MA, USA – August 12, 2019 – Boston-based antibody discovery services company Abveris has partnered with Biomatters to incorporate the Geneious Biologics data analysis platform into their antibody discovery workflow. In collaboration, a new Single Clone Antibody Annotator pipeline has been developed.

With a rapidly growing customer base and a wide range of antibody discovery services, Abveris plans to leverage the Geneious Biologics platform as a premium hub for bioinformatics and computer programming capabilities.

"The Geneious team has done an excellent job accommodating our specific data resulting in a streamlined, high-throughput workflow that produces accurate data and operates efficiently without the need to integrate multiple bioinformatics platforms," remarked Dr. Colby Souders, Chief Technology Officer at Abveris. "We look forward to continuously improving the platform and its integration into our workflow to combine sequence analytics with metadata and assay data to accelerate candidate selection."

The Geneious team worked closely with Abveris to optimize and enhance the handling of their antibody NGS data. Jannick Bendtsen, VP Technology Services at Geneious, commented, "Abveris is at the cutting edge of antibody drug discovery; they are pushing the boundaries of science and technology. To have Colby and the team select Geneious Biologics is a great honor and a great compliment. We collaborated to integrate our Single Clone Antibody Annotator Pipeline, and it now runs out of the box. It's all about speed and accuracy in the discovery process."

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 https://www.abveris.com.

About Geneious and Biomatters: Biomatters empowers its customers with software that transforms biological data into knowledge and actionable insights across the spectrum of biotechnology research and development, including drug discovery, protein engineering, and advanced comparative analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein sequences. Geneious solutions are created from a deep understanding of customer experience to turn the difficult into the intuitive and easy. Geneious is trusted by over 4,000 companies, universities, and institutes all over the globe. Additional information about Geneious is available at https://www.geneious.com.

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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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Abveris Deploys the Berkeley Lights Beacon® Platform for Antibody Discovery

By Ryan Kelly on 6/17/19 7:48 AM

Click here to read the press release on Business Wire.

Canton, MA, June 17, 2019 - Abveris, Inc., a leader in contract research antibody discovery, today announced the deployment of the Berkeley Lights, Inc. Beacon® optofluidic platform for antibody discovery.

Concurrent with this announcement, Abveris will be launching a sister company, AbX Biologics, with an exclusive focus on therapeutic antibody discovery services. AbX Biologics will partner with biopharma companies to provide premium contract research capitalizing on a combination of proprietary in vivo technologies and the Beacon platform. The full AbX Biologics solution is expected to launch in 2020, with beta collaborations beginning Q3 2019. Abveris will continue to provide critical reagent antibody discovery and other antibody-related services.

“We are committed to integrating new and innovative technologies to our expanding suite of antibody discovery capabilities in an effort to continue providing premium services for our partners. We believe that the pioneering technology of the Beacon platform in combination with our own cutting-edge discovery expertise will enable us to deliver development-ready candidates in industry-leading timelines,” said Tracey Mullen, Chief Operating Officer of AbX Biologics and Abveris.

The Beacon platform provides accelerated single-cell screening and high-resolution analysis to identify and isolate antigen-specific antibody-secreting cells in a single day. AbX Biologics will leverage this groundbreaking technology in combination with its proprietary immunization and high-throughput characterization capabilities to provide a streamlined, best-in-class therapeutic antibody discovery offering to its growing customer base.

“We are delighted that Abveris and AbX Biologics have selected the Beacon Platform and our Antibody Discovery workflow for their therapeutic antibody discovery programs,” said Dr. Eric Hobbs, CEO of Berkeley Lights. “Berkeley Lights is driven to help companies accelerate the discovery of the best cells for their unique programs. We believe our work with AbX Biologics will help speed its antibody discovery efforts by screening more potential drug candidates faster, reducing the time from target to high value lead, and ultimately delivering new therapies to market faster.”

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 DiversimAbTM hyperimmune mouse technology and a variety of humanized mice. Additional information about Abveris is available at www.abveris.com

About Berkeley Lights:

Berkeley Lights, Inc. (BLI) is a digital cell biology company that develops and commercializes workflows and processes for the biotechnology sector to accelerate the design, discovery, development, and delivery of cell-based products. By operating at the intersection of biology, technology and information, our workflows automate the manipulation, analysis and selection of individual cells, creating ultimate scalability and deep cell insights. BLI enables the rapid deployment of biology for the production of sustainable and scalable sources of food, therapies, and energy.

The Beacon platform is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Contact for Abveris:

Garren Hilow

contact@abverisantibody.com

781-562-1170

 

 

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