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Happy Earth Day

Team Somatek celebrated Earth Day with a hearty lunch of plant-based burgers from Beyond Meat. Very tasty indeed. Look for it in your local market https://www.beyondmeat.com    

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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!

Scientists at Texas Biomededical Research Institute have zeroed in on a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. Led by Ruth Ruprecht, M.D., Ph.D., the team used an animal model to show for the first time that an Immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibody was...

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Monoclonals for migraine

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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Mark Fitchmun visits Infors HT

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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Monoclonals for dogs

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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