Topic world Antibodies

Antibodies are specialized molecules of our immune system that can specifically recognize and neutralize pathogens or foreign substances. Antibody research in biotech and pharma has recognized this natural defense potential and is working intensively to make it therapeutically useful. From monoclonal antibodies used against cancer or autoimmune diseases to antibody-drug conjugates that specifically transport drugs to disease cells - the possibilities are enormous


Get the life science industry in your inbox

From now on, don't miss a thing: Our newsletter for biotechnology, pharma and life sciences brings you up to date every Tuesday and Thursday. The latest industry news, product highlights and innovations - compact and easy to understand in your inbox. Researched by us so you don't have to.

Antibodies explained


Antibody Antibodies (also known as immunoglobulins) are protein s that are found in blood or other bodily fluid s of vertebrate s, and are used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects, such as bacteria and virus es. They are made of a few basic structural units called ch ...

View article

Antibody dependent enhancement

Antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) occurs when antiviral antibodies enhance viral entry into host cells, leading to increased infectivity. The most common example of ADE in during dengue infection. There are four serotypes of dengue virus, serotype 1, 2, 3 and 4. ADE occurs when a patient down ...

View article

Monoclonal antibodies

Monoclonal antibodies Monoclonal antibodies (mAb or moAb) are antibodies that are identical because they are produced by one type of immune cell that are all clone s of a single parent cell. Given (almost) any substance, it is possible to create monoclonal antibodies that specifically bind to that ...

View article

Monoclonal antibody therapy

Monoclonal antibody therapy Monoclonal antibody therapy is the use of monoclonal antibodies (or mAb) to specifically target cells. The main objective is stimulating the patient's immune system to attack the malignant tumor cells and the prevention of tumor growth by blocking specific cell recep ...

View article

Polyclonal antibody

Polyclonal antibody Polyclonal antibodies are antibodies that are derived from different B-cell lines. They are a mixture of immunoglobulin molecules secreted against a specific antigen , each recognising a different epitope . Production These antibodies are typically produced by immunization ...

View article