Christof Regl's and Therese Wohlschlager's study into the performance characteristics of HPLC-MS for analyzing multiple attributes of therapeutic antibodies at the intact protein level was accepted for publication in mAbs. The study was initiated by Johann Holzmann and first experiments were performed quite some time ago by Iris Wagner and Martin Samonig.

Another opportunity to tell the story of antibody characterization by HPLC-MS methods. Remarkably, the organizer of the conference, Frantisek Foret, was honored with the Csaba Horváth Memorial Lectureship Award presented by the American Chemical Society (on the picture together with Andras Guttmann and Ference Darvas, President of the Awards Committee American Chemical Society Hungary Chapter). Congratulations!
The group picture (lower right) shows Csaba Horváth's group from 1996 in New Haven, when Frantisek was still associated with the Barnett Institute of Northeastern University in Boston, only 150 miles away from Csaba's labs at Yale University.
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The researchers of the Christian Doppler Laboratory gathered from November 30 to December 1 in Kundl for the 12th quarterly meeting to exchange results and make new plans. Very notably, Arthur Hinterholzer and Mario Schubert presented NMR spectra of intact, denatured Rituximab, which will enable the identification and quantification of post-translational modifications.

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