SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GigaGen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody therapies, today announced the publication of preclinical data validating its Surge™ discovery platform to rapidly interrogate and screen mouse and human antibody repertoires. The findings appear in two separate studies published online in the peer-reviewed scientific journal mAbs and will be available in print in the upcoming issue.
Affinity matured, functional anti-pathogen antibodies are often excellent clinical candidates for therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. GigaGen's Surge technology mitigates challenges typically associated with mining natural human antibody and mouse repertoires, enabling the company to find these high-potential candidates.
"We are encouraged by the data in both mouse and human models, which validate the Surge discovery platform launched at the 2017 BIO International Conference. The research demonstrates the power of Surge to find a robust portfolio of rare high-potential clinical candidates against any target of interest," said David Johnson, chief executive officer of GigaGen. "These findings highlight our unique approach to discovering highly specific and functional antibodies with therapeutic potential in many indications, including emerging viruses, autoimmune disease, and cancer. We continue to harness the speed and precision of this discovery technology to advance our internal pipeline."
About GigaGen GigaGen is a privately-held, preclinical biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody therapies derived from immune repertoires. GigaGen's technology platform captures the genetic makeup of entire immune repertoires, capturing and genetically analyzing B cells at a rate of millions per hour, while simultaneously identifying their antigen and protein binders. GigaGen has drug discovery projects with several pharmaceutical companies in addition to its own pipeline for development of the first recombinant intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and immuno-oncology therapies. For more information visit www.GigaGen.com.
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