Welcome!

News Feed Item

InDevR Offers Influenza Titer on Chip(R) to Enhance Flu Vaccine Development

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwired - July 09, 2014) - InDevR, a Boulder-based life science company, announced today that it is now offering Titer on Chip as a service for rapid quantification of influenza hemagglutinin protein, the crucial ingredient in flu vaccines. 

Influenza Titer on Chip (Flu-ToC™) utilizes a panel of subtype-specific and broadly-reactive antibodies that enable reliable quantification of hemagglutinin (HA) despite antigenic drift. Flu-ToC can be used to quantify HA protein in almost any medium, including crude extract, bulk drug substance, and multivalent drug product. The system has been shown to work with split viruses, virus like particles, and recombinant HA.

Titer on Chip technology was developed with support from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (grant R43 AI102318) as part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Improvement program. Flu-ToC was recently selected by HHS as 1 of 5 techniques to be evaluated by members of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) as an alternative to the current time-consuming gold standard method for vaccine potency determination, the single radial immunodiffusion (SRID) assay.

"We understand that it takes time, extensive validation, and scientific consensus to replace a gold standard method, no matter how onerous that method might be. In the meantime, this new tool will enable influenza scientists to quantify hemagglutinin without waiting for the development of new antisera with each strain change. For vaccine producers, this means a faster route to time-critical results at all stages of the manufacturing process," said Dr. Kathy Rowlen, InDevR's CEO. 

Dr. Manon Cox, CEO of Protein Sciences Corporation, whose innovative Flublok® influenza vaccine was recently approved by the FDA for the prevention of influenza in adults 18 - 49 years old, noted: "Our initial testing with Titer on Chip indicates that this new multiplexed protein quantification platform has tremendous potential to significantly reduce the time to result, which would be especially impactful during the early phases of vaccine development."

The testing service provided by InDevR is designed to streamline the vaccine development process by ensuring rapid turn-around. Samples and standards are shipped to InDevR for analysis and results provided electronically. Medicago Inc. (Quebec City, Canada and Research Triangle Park, USA) has capitalized on the testing service at InDevR. According to Dr. Michèle Dargis, Director of Analytical Development at Medicago Inc. in Quebec City "Medicago is developing innovative vaccines based on virus-like particle expressed in plants and we are pleased to collaborate in the development of a potential alternative assay to SRID that may allow the rapid quantification of hemagglutinin and the evaluation of potency of our vaccines. We are committed to using state-of-the-art analytical methods and are delighted to be evaluating Flu-ToC.

Version 1.0 of Flu-ToC as an "off the shelf" kit is anticipated for release in Q4 and InDevR is currently considering partnerships as a means to distribute the technology globally. Interested parties should contact InDevR at [email protected]

About InDevR
InDevR has a demonstrated commitment to innovative solutions for the life science industry. With focus on enhancing vaccines and other biotherapeutics, InDevR has emerged as a leader in progressive new analytical technologies that enable accelerated development and manufacturing of these life-saving products. For more information about the company and products, please visit www.indevr.com or call 303-402-9100.

About Protein Sciences Corporation
Protein Sciences Corporation is a vaccine development and protein production company headquartered in Meriden, CT that is dedicated to saving lives and improving health through the creation of innovative vaccines and biopharmaceu­ticals. Our proprietary BEVS technology provides a fast, reliable and inexpensive platform for the production of high quality recombinant proteins, making it a powerful tool for producing vaccines and therapeutics when they are needed most. BEVS technology is covered by broad patents that include our proprietary expresSF+® cell line that we use to make all of our products. We recently expanded to Pearl River, NY where we will manufacture Flublok in addition to our CT facility. Learn more at www.proteinsciences.com and www.flublok.com.

About Medicago
Medicago is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel vaccines and therapeutic proteins to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide. The Company is committed to providing highly effective and competitive vaccines and therapeutic proteins based on its proprietary VLP and manufacturing technologies. Medicago is a worldwide leader in the development of VLP vaccines using a transient expression system which produces recombinant vaccine antigens in plants. This technology has potential to offer more potent vaccines with speed and cost advantages over competitive technologies, enabling the development of a vaccine for testing in approximately one month after the identification and reception of genetic sequences from a pandemic strain. This production time frame has the potential to allow vaccination of the population before the first wave of a pandemic, and supply large volumes of vaccine antigens to the world market. Medicago also intends to expand development into other areas such as biosimilars and biodefense products where the benefits of our technologies can make a significant difference. Additional information about Medicago is available at www.medicago.com.

HHS is not responsible for the contents of this release. The statements contained in this release do not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the U.S. Government or HHS.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
Extracting business value from Internet of Things (IoT) data doesn’t happen overnight. There are several requirements that must be satisfied, including IoT device enablement, data analysis, real-time detection of complex events and automated orchestration of actions. Unfortunately, too many companies fall short in achieving their business goals by implementing incomplete solutions or not focusing on tangible use cases. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
UpGuard has become a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and will continue to help businesses expand visibility into their cyber risk by providing hardening benchmarks to all customers. By incorporating these benchmarks, UpGuard's CSTAR solution builds on its lead in providing the most complete assessment of both internal and external cyber risk. CIS benchmarks are a widely accepted set of hardening guidelines that have been publicly available for years. Numerous solutions exist t...
A critical component of any IoT project is what to do with all the data being generated. This data needs to be captured, processed, structured, and stored in a way to facilitate different kinds of queries. Traditional data warehouse and analytical systems are mature technologies that can be used to handle certain kinds of queries, but they are not always well suited to many problems, particularly when there is a need for real-time insights.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Yahoo's operating business for approximately $4.83 billion in cash, subject to customary closing adjustments. Yahoo informs, connects and entertains a global audience of more than 1 billion monthly active users** -- including 600 million monthly active mobile users*** through its search, communications and digital content products. Yahoo also co...
"Software-defined storage is a big problem in this industry because so many people have different definitions as they see fit to use it," stated Peter McCallum, VP of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year, but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force in IoT – especially in the connected home and office. Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform, its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic...
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...