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New frontiers in G protein-coupled receptor drug discovery

10 December 2018 | By

G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are seven transmembrane spanning proteins that mediate the physiological responses to a broad array of stimuli, including photons, biogenic amines, peptides and large proteins. They represent the target of approximately one-third of all approved drugs,1 yet paradoxically remain a relatively under-exploited protein class.

Application note: A novel solution to expedite antibody discovery

29 November 2018 | By

With breakthroughs in molecular engineering and antibody humanisation, monoclonal antibodies (mAb) are one of the fastest-growing classes of biopharmaceuticals for multiple clinical indications including cancer, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders and infectious disease. Most therapeutic antibody candidates are initially generated using hybridoma technology or primary B-cell screening after antigen immunisation.

Using bioactivity profiling to support the progression of phenotypic hits

7 September 2018 | By ,

This webinar, held on 28 June 2018, illustrated the optimisation of hits derived from a target-agnostic phenotypic screen, using a strategy based on combining bioactivity profiling and reference compound characterisation. Keynote speaker Arsenio Nueda, Head of Molecular Biology at Almirall, responded as follows to questions posed during the webinar.