For the 14th time, researchers and stakeholders of the Christian Doppler Laboratory met to exchange progress made and discuss new ideas. Thanks to Rowan Moore and Frank Steiner for hosting this meeting at the Thermo Fisher Scientific site in Germering!
Sabrina Wildner's and Gabirele Gadermaier's study into aptamer selection of interaction with therapeutic proteins entitled Aptamers as quality control tool for production, storage and biosimilarity of the anti-CD20 biopharmaceutical rituximab has been accepted by Scientific Reports. Preprint will follow soon. Very pleasing!
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.
Another award for Therese Wohlschlager: her poster entitled Dilute-and-Shoot Analysis of Therapeutic Monoclonal Antibody Glycosylation from Fermentation Broth: A Method Capability Study wins an Enzo Shimadzu Best Poster Award at the 32nd International Symposium on Chromatography 2018 in Cannes.
Christof Regl's and Therese Wohlschlager's insights into the characterization of methionine oxidation in Rituximab by HPLC-MS have been collected in a Case Study entitled A Platform Method for Oxidation Monitoringin Monoclonal Antibodies and Fc-FusionProteins — A Biopharmaceutical Method Development Case Study, available from the Thermo Fisher Scientific website. Thanks Rowan Moore and Stacy Tremintin for the collaboration!