Having worked in antibody research for over 20 years, Gary McLean has seen how the industry has progressed and understands the potential that antibodies have in the future of medicine. Nikki Withers hears how the focus has shifted from discovery to genetic sequence manipulation and how this can be applied…
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Protein therapeutics are a major class of biopharmaceuticals and monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) rule this domain. In this article, Dr Nancy Lopez-Anton outlines the key technologies employed in this important therapeutic discovery area; how they have evolved and what obstacles must be navigated to ensure future success.
A significant hurdle in optimising antibody therapeutics is the screening of successive rounds of large libraries of mutant variants in order to recognise the ideal candidate.