Prevent Unwanted Immunogenicity in Biotherapeutics
All biotherapeutic proteins have the potential to elicit an immune response when administered to humans. The immune response generated against a biotherapeutic protein is usually determined by measuring the levels of antibodies directed against the protein, known as anti-drug antibodies (ADA). The consequences of generating unwanted ADA may include partial or complete loss of drug efficacy, altered pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, or in some cases cross reaction with endogenous proteins. In certain situations, these effects can even result in life-threatening reactions.
Lonza's immunogenicity assessment services address the challenge of unwanted immune responses throughout the drug development cycle. By managing potential drug immunogenicity at the earliest possible stage, you can save time and money while creating a safer, more effective biotherapeutic protein for the market.
Our Epibase® suite of in silico immunoprofiling services and In Vitro cellular assays predict and compare the immunogenicity risk potential of the biotherapeutic protein. Lonza's Applied Protein Services experts will work with you to customize your assessment strategy based on your therapeutic goal and timeline. Epibase® In Silico and In Vitro platforms provide the most comprehensive immunogenicity assessment package offered.