Volume 94 Issue 32 | p. 8 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 8, 2016

New antibody standard could aid biopharma development

NIST reference material will help companies design and test analytical technologies for assessing therapeutic proteins
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Analytical SCENE
Keywords: biologics, standards, reference material, antibody, protein, NIST

The National Institute of Standards & Technology has a repository of approximately 1,200 reference materials that scientists can purchase to calibrate their instruments and establish quality-control protocols. The newest reference material, a monoclonal antibody, may be the agency’s most extensively characterized yet. The Y-shaped protein, which NIST released in late July, has undergone a battery of tests to comprehensively assess its composition, purity, and long-term stability. The reference material—dubbed NIST . . .

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