Gyrolab Spin Blog

Sep 19, 2017 1:38:12 PM

The extreme reliability of Gyrolab assays

Singlicate Gyrolab immunoassays prove their worth (again)

bulls eye.pngIn a previous post, ‘How to get it right first time’, we looked at the reliability and reproducibility of Gyrolab™ assays that lead to the idea of running singlicates instead of duplicates (Clark et al, 2016). This publication inspired Hao Jiang and colleagues in a group based at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Princeton, USA to apply Gyrolab technology to run assays of their monoclonal antibody in singlicate in a clinical study. They were encouraged by the results.

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Topics: Assay Development, Pharmacokinetics

Jul 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Ligand binding assays for regulated bioanalysis

Guidance with immunoassays from initial assay design to final validation

REGULATORY.pngThe drive to achieve regulatory approval of protein-based drugs quickly and efficiently demands methods that can deliver reliable data to support studies in pharmacokinetics, toxicokinetics, pharmacodynamics, biomarker analysis, and immunogenicity. This need has powered the development of a wide and somewhat perplexing range of ligand binding assays (LBAs) and technology platforms designed to function in a regulated environment, from non-clinical studies to post approval. Added to that, developing an assay that is ready for validation can be a real challenge. If you need guidance in this area then you would do well to read ‘Ligand Binding Assays in the Regulated Bioanalytical Laboratory’, a book chapter authored by Johanna Mora , Charles Hottenstein, and Binodh DeSilva at Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline (1).


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Topics: Assay Development, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicokinetics, Regulated bioanalysis

May 15, 2017 2:22:17 PM

How to get it right the first time

The extreme reliability of Gyrolab assays

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Whatever your needs in immunoassays, you will almost certainly appreciate an assay that consistently delivers high precision and accuracy. Scientists at Pfizer have reported a retrospective study of pharmacokinetics (PK) data that highlights the reliability of Gyrolab assays.

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Topics: Assay Development, Pharmacokinetics

Apr 12, 2017 1:44:56 PM

Peptide fusion prolongs activity of eye disease drug

Immunoassays support research by coping with a difficult matrix

eye.pngA number of serious eye diseases, such as neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and diabetic macular edema, involve increase in the leakage of blood vessels in the eye. This is caused by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and while such diseases can be treated with protein drugs that neutralize VEGF, the drugs must be administered frequently. A research group has developed an elegant approach that significantly extends the half-life of the drugs. This exciting work involved handling a challenge that is common to much of eye research – running immunoassays on precious samples in difficult matrices.


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Topics: Assay Development, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicokinetics, Regulated bioanalysis

Mar 28, 2017 1:10:37 PM

An immunoassay platform fit for regulated bioanalysis

Gyrolab xP workstation generates high quality data faster

REGULATORY.pngAs the pace of drug development increases, so does the demand on rapid and efficient generation of bioanalytical data in a regulated setting. In testing six ligand-binding assays on Gyrolab™ xP workstation, Rong Liu and her colleagues at Bristol-Myers Squibb have found that the system delivers the performance they need. This included high run and incurred sample reanalysis (ISR) pass rates for 5000 samples in a fraction of the time required for non-automated plate-based methods.


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Topics: Assay Development, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicokinetics, Regulated bioanalysis

Mar 7, 2017 11:13:36 AM

Recorded affinity webinar available

Rapid in-solution equilibrium approach to KD determination of biotherapeutic drug candidates

johan-engstrom.pngDuring our latest webinar, Johan Engström, Senior Scientist at Gyros Protein Technolgies gave a short introduction to Gyrolab technology and how you to set up and evaluate classical in-solution equilibrium experiments for determination of sub-nanomolar KD’s and active concentrations of interactants. Johan also gave examples of determinations of picomolar affinities for several marketed TNFα antagonists.


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Topics: Affinity

Oct 20, 2016 9:18:27 AM

Quickly find the sweet spot in immunoassays

How Design of Experiments (DOE) boosts productivity


Changing_one_factor_at_a_time_may_easily_miss_the_optimum.pngBioanalytical laboratories often need to quickly develop robust immunoassays to support studies with tight timelines. Immunoassay performance is governed by many factors, such as reagent concentrations and sample dilution, and the classic experimental approach to improving assay performance involves changing one factor at a time. This approach is time consuming, misses important interactions between factors, and seldom leads to an optimal assay. There is an alternative, very powerful approach that has been used in many industries and applications to optimize processes – Design of Experiments (DOE). DOE has been successfully applied to immunoassay development by a number of research groups, including those using Gyrolab technology.


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Topics: Assay Development

Jul 8, 2016 8:31:14 AM

Smooth switch from ELISA to Gyrolab assay

A generic detection reagent makes all the difference

Gregor-Jordan.pngPharmacokinetic (PK) studies of therapeutic proteins in early preclinical development demand great flexibility in bioanalytical methods. This is a real challenge during lead candidate selection when, for example, limited amounts of specific reagents must be labeled for immunoassays. Gregor Jordan and his colleagues at the Pharma Research & Early Development (pRED) department at Roche in Munich, Germany saw the advantages of transferring their ELISAs to the Gyrolab™ platform – low reagent consumption, semi-automation and fast assay turnaround – but wanted to go one step further in conserving critical resources. They therefore developed a generic detection reagent that would allow them to use the same antibody reagents on both ELISA and Gyrolab platforms.


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Topics: Pharmacokinetics

Apr 25, 2016 3:09:07 PM

Finding the best platform for fit-for-purpose ADA assays

Gyrolab system delivers

ADA.pngDetermining the immunogenic potential of a therapeutic antibody is a regulatory requirement during clinical development since anti-drug antibodies (ADA) can cause undesirable effects, ranging from loss of drug exposure and efficacy to serious adverse events. Justine Brose and her colleagues at Novimmune SA, Geneva, Switzerland evaluated four platforms to determine which platform and sample pre-treatment procedures could deliver a fit-for-purpose assay for ADA analysis to determine the immunogenicity of the therapeutic antibody Novimab. Of the platforms tested (ELISA and Gyrolab, Meso Scale Discovery, and AlphaLISA platforms) only Gyrolab and MSD platforms met all of their pre-specified assay requirements.


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Topics: ADA, immunogenicity

Mar 3, 2016 10:59:00 AM

Find the flow and solve matrix interference problems

Gyros’ technology overcomes matrix effects in a Phase III PK assay

case_study2016.pngIt is not unusual for a pharmacokinetics assay used early on in a study proves to lack the robustness needed to see the drug candidate through to more advanced clinical studies. A team at Genentech experienced just that and they solved the problem by transferring their ELISA to the Gyrolab platform.


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Topics: matrix, Pharmacokinetics, Gyros