Gyrolab Spin Blog

Dec 14, 2021 7:12:51 PM

Anti-interferon autoantibodies play a major role in the age-related severity of COVID-19


The IFR for COVID-19 increased exponentially with age - blog (1)An enormous research effort continues to unravel the complexities of COVID-19. Two major studies published recently based on a massive international collaborative effort led by Rockefeller University in New York City and Institut Imagine in Paris indicate that genetic abnormalities together with autoantibodies that reduce type 1 interferon levels can explain nearly 25% of severe cases of COVID-19. These discoveries, accelerated using automated, microfluidic immunoassays to process over 30,000 samples, may have major consequences on how we handle patient screening and care during the ongoing pandemic.

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Topics: Infectious Diseases, Publications, Immunoassay platform, Clinical samples, Autoantibodies, COVID-19

Nov 15, 2021 5:21:18 PM

Matching microsampling with miniaturized bioanalysis is revolutionizing pharma biotherapeutic development



Microsampling is revolutionizing sample collection for preclinical and clinical research and diagnostics. It is enabling significant reductions in animal use and creating new possibilities for at-home, patient-centric sampling that will have a major impact on how clinical trials will be run in the future. A key factor to success is matching microsampling methods with bioanalytical techniques such as immunoassays that enable reliable, sensitive detection of analytes in small volumes of complex matrix.

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Topics: Microsampling, Gyrolab system

May 22, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Accurate ligand affinity determination: in-solution Adnectin KD measurement

Johan Engström, Sr Scientist at Gyros Protein Technologies

Part 2: Determining the dissociation constant (KD) for a high-affinity Adnectin imaging ligand by in-solution affinity measurement

Determining the dissociation constant (KD) for a high-affinity Adnectin™ imaging ligand by in-solution affinity measurementAnalyzing high-affinity ligands used to target protein-protein interactions can be a real challenge. A biotherapeutics discovery team at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) used Gyrolab® in-solution affinity analysis to overcome problems in determining the picomolar-level dissociation constant of an imaging Adnectin™ ligand. Advantages also included low sample consumption, high throughput, and more accurate values for low-picomolar dissociation constants than surface plasmon resonance (SPR).


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Topics: Affinity determination

May 21, 2021 8:23:57 AM

Accurate ligand affinity determination: high-affinity ligands for use in cancer immunotherapy

Johan Engström, Sr Scientist at Gyros Protein Technologies

Part 1: High-affinity ligands for imaging target expression in cancer immunotherapy

The value of high-affinity ligands targeting PPIs in cancer immunotherapy-1

Cancer immunotherapy targeting protein-protein interactions saves lives. Success builds on the binding characteristics of high-affinity binding therapeutic antibodies and also ligands used to monitor target expression during clinical trials. Measuring nano- to low-picomolar affinity binding can be difficult using surface plasmon resonance (SPR), which led a biotherapeutics discovery team to choose in-solution affinity analysis in the characterization a high-affinity imaging ligand.



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Topics: Affinity determination

Apr 5, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Boost COVID-19 vaccine R&D with rapid serology tests and minimal sample and reagent consumption (Part III)

The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the need to 

COVID-19 vaccine R&D rapid serology tests (Part III)

generate serology data on the levels of IgM and IgG directed against the RBD of SARS-CoV-2 to help in identifying individuals with neutralizing antibodies and drive the development of therapeutics and vaccines. A number of plate-based immunoassay platforms are being employed for serology testing but there are often issues with high reagent and sample consumption, plus the limitations of laborious manual workflows and long turnaround times. Open platforms are needed that enable data to be rapidly generated using small amounts of reagent and sample, preferably over a broad analytical range to minimize the need for repeat analysis. This is now possible in an open automated platform that uses minimal amounts of precious reagent and sample. 

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Topics: Vaccine

Mar 29, 2021 1:30:00 PM

Immunoassays to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in serum (Part II)

Serology assays that detect antibodies to

Immunoassays for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in serum (Part II)

 SARS-CoV-2 in human serum are critical to delivering data that provides insight into immune responses, measures health impact, and supports vaccines and therapeutics R&D. Important factors to consider are the assay targets and the best platform to ensure reliable data can be generated efficiently and with a minimum of resources, including time and reagents.

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Topics: Vaccine

Mar 23, 2021 2:29:50 AM

Serology tests in COVID-19 research and vaccine development (Part I)

Serology tests in COVID-19 vaccine development (Part I)Serology tests that detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum are critical to gaining insight into immune responses, measuring the impact of the virus on public health, and to support the development of effective vaccines and therapeutics. This article series takes a brief snapshot of the highly dynamic situation regarding the needs for COVID-19 serology assays, how they are constructed, how they should perform, and how data can be efficiently generated using small amounts of reagents. We start with an overview.

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Topics: Vaccine

Dec 9, 2020 7:17:47 PM

Capsid titer quantification for AAV-based therapeutics

Capsid titer quantification for AAV-based therapeutics


Vectors based on AAV (adeno-associated virus) are used widely in gene therapy for in vivo gene delivery. The success of AAV-based therapeutic production depends on the availability of laboratory tools that can efficiently deliver reliable data, including the determination of virus particle titer (physical titer). To achieve this, a team at AstraZeneca searched for an immunoassay platform that could improve on ELISA in terms of dynamic range, sample volume, and productivity. Their evaluation showed that Gyrolab® system met their needs for AAV process development, with a more reliable measurement of AAV capsid titer for in-process and purified samples.

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Topics: Gene therapy

Nov 12, 2020 7:19:52 PM

A new spin on ultra-high biomolecular affinity determination

It’s all about maintaining equilibrium


Development of high-affinity binding interactions and utilization of the appropriate tools for affinity determination are the ultimate goals of antibody therapeutic R&D. The expansion of protein engineering methods has provided powerful techniques for affinity maturation of biotherapeutics to accomplish at least part of this goal. In particular, the recent use of phage display methods for antibody affinity evolution have produced high affinity antibodies in the picomolar dissociation constant (KD) range, also with high specificity, such as the TNF-α inhibitor Humira® (AbbVie Inc.)1,2

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Topics: Affinity

Jun 5, 2020 8:16:27 PM

Boosting vaccine development and production in a post-pandemic era with fast, high-performance immunoassays: Part I

Vaccine discovery and development

Vaccine discovery and development 1Vaccines have become key weapons in the fight against infectious disease and as immunotherapies for other conditions including certain cancers and Alzheimer’s disease. Immunoassays in vaccine development play a key role and meeting ever more pressing deadlines means that efficient and flexible platforms are at a premium, especially in times like these, with the COVID-19 pandemic pressing vaccine R&D to the limit. In this two-part series we will be looking at how immunoassays can contribute to vaccine R&D and production.

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Topics: Immunoassay, Vaccine