Archive for December 2011

BioPharmaceuticals – What Next In 2012?

I’m often asked about developments in this market, but this year, 2011, has seen one real trend – outsourcing. Big pharma and biotech are always looking to develop their pipelines, but what has struck me is that some pharmaceutical companies in the UK are going about it in a whole different way. Pharma-Biotech Collaboration Attracting … Continue reading

Three top tips for antibody generation

Nowadays there are multiple methods to generate monoclonal antibodies (i.e. hybridoma, B-cell selection and cloning, phage display, transgenic animals etc). The main issue is to define the antibody product profile before you embark on an antibody generation process. 1. Think about what the antibody has to do Firstly you need to think about the profile … Continue reading

Mercator Award Winner 2011

30 November 2011: ModiQuest Research, Nijmegen, The Netherlands: ModiQuest Research, the full service provider for antibody generation, engineering and optimization, has been awarded the Mercator Award for best performing spin-off from the Radhoud University, UMC and the HAN. A total of sixteen companies entered into the annual competition, which provides 5000 Euro and a work … Continue reading