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Who’s afraid of IgM?

Immunoglobulin M (IgM) is the second most common antibody in humans surpassed only by immunoglobulin G (IgG). The IgM molecule is a pentamer - whereas IgG is a dimer - and with a molecular weight of appr. 900,000 D IgM has more than 5 times the molecular weight of...

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Happy Summer!

Somatek wishes all associates, clients and friends a happy Independence Day, joyous Bastille Day, delicious National Ice Cream Day (July 15th : ) and, if you are watching, an exciting FIFA World Cup.

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Monoclonals for migraine

Exciting news regarding a new indication for monoclonal antibodies. FDA has approved Aimovig, a product of the Amgen and Novartis Neuroscience Collaboration, for the prevention of frequent, debilitating migraines.  Aimovig is a human immunoglobulin G2 monoclonal...

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Mark Fitchmun visits Infors HT

Somatek is increasing its upstream capabilities to serve the needs of existing and future clients. The objective is to support research scale and manufacturing scale upstream processes and integrate those with Somatek’s establish core strengths in downstream and assay...

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Monoclonals for dogs

If your dog needs itch relief, your vet may now offer a drug called Cytopoint. Cytopoint, produced by Zoetis Inc. and available in the US since early 2018, is an engineered (caninized) monoclonal antibody directed against interleukin-31. Interleukin-31 has been shown...

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CAR-T Cells: Cool new poster

Got empty wall space in your lab or hallway? Consider decorating with the new timely “Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T Cell in Immunotherapy” poster available from Novus Biologicals.  https://www.novusbio.com This wall poster provides an overview of Chimeric Antigen...

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