Protein structure of a human antibody of the IgG2 isoform generated in-vivo via VDJ recombination. Source: Wikipedia Commons As biotechs everywhere flock to to the biologic gold rush, antibody design is at the tip of everyone’s tongues. Developing effective and safe biologics is a difficult process, requiring an abundance of […]

Protein structure of a human CD4 receptor. Source: European Bioinformatics Institute.   While the ultimate cure or prevention strategy for HIV is still in the works, researchers continue to develop partial solutions to different aspects of the disease. These partial solutions include post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and highly active antiretroviral […]

Molecular structure of aluminum hydroxide, the oldest and most common adjuvant added to vaccine formulations. Image source: Wikimedia With the renaissance of vaccines in full swing, advancements in adjuvant development are especially interesting. Traditional adjuvants such as alum have served effectively for decades1, but a new review has made the […]

New research insights into the neurological underpinnings of autism may provide a basis for the development of early-life pharmacological intervention strategies. Image Credit: Flickr user National Human Genome Research Institute A November 2016 study in Nature Communications has revealed new insights into the brain physiology underlying autism. It was previously […]

The chemicals needed to produce biologics are different from those required for small molecule drug synthesis. Chemical management software can help companies overcome challenges associated with changes in reagent usage. Image Credit: Flickr use Horia Varlan Looking ahead to the future of the pharmaceutical industry, one trend is overwhelmingly clear […]

viSNE plot of mass cytometry derived cell populations. Image Source: “viSNE enables visualization of high dimensional single-cell data and reveals phenotypic heterogeneity of leukemia, Nature Biotech.” 2013, ttp://www.c2b2.columbia.edu/danapeerlab/html/CYT/visne_figure.png Cell analysis technologies within immunology are advancing at a rapid rate and are rendering deeper data across higher volumes of cells thanks […]

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