Bioassays for Biologics

Ready-to-Use, Cell-based Assays for Biologics Therapeutic Development, Including Characterization, MOA Confirmation, NAbs Detection, Stability Studies, and Potency Testing

Bioassays are analytical methods used to measure a drug's biological activity or potency using a biological system representing the mechanism of action (MOA) of that drug. Eurofins DiscoverX® offers an extensive portfolio of cell-based, mechanistically-relevant bioassays optimized and qualified using ICH (International Council for Harmonization) guidelines with marketed innovator biologic drugs or reference standards. These robust, quantitative, ready-to-use cell-based assays use a simple, homogenous protocol. They are easily implemented for characterization, potency measurement, neutralizing antibodies (NAb) detection, stability studies, and many other additional applications to interrogate biological functions and accelerate your biologics development program from discovery to post-market QC lot-release testing.

Bioassays are ideal for determining drug potency and stability using a simple, homogeneous protocol that reflects the drug’s clinical MOA. These rapid cell-based assays bypass the need for expensive and time-consuming cell culturing or assay development, reducing timelines and errors.

Product Highlights

  • Biologically Relevant – MOA-reflective, functional assays for monitoring & testing of biologic therapeutics
  • Qualified – Qualified with marketed biologic drugs or reference standards using ICH guidelines
  • Robust & Reproducibility – High intra- & inter-lot reproducibility with assay linearity for stability & potency testing in QC lot release applications
  • Simple Protocol, Fast Results – Homogeneous protocol amenable to implementation in multiple labs & high-throughput format for increased efficiency

Bioassays are ready-to-use cell-based assay kits with a simple, homogenous protocol and are provided as qualified or target-based. These bioassay kits deliver results in less than a day, enabling implementation in QC lot-release programs and transfer across multiple testing sites globally. Qualified bioassays have been optimized for their respective originator drug or reference standard, and can easily reduce assay development timelines by over 12 months. Ready-to-use target-based or MOA-based bioassays are optimized with a reference ligand. These assays can be readily implemented in development programs for biologic drug candidates that use the same MOA or specific target and can be further optimized and qualified with the clinical drug candidate.

Drug NameQualified WithMolecular MOAAssay MeasuresQualification DataBioassay Kits & Configuration
RituximabCytotoxicityAntibody-Dependent Cellular-CytotoxicityView Data97-1012Y026-00169 (2-plate)
97-1012Y026-00170 (10-plate)
SemaglutideOzempic®GLP1R agonistcAMP AccumulationView Data95-0062Y2-00175 (2-plate)
95-0062Y2-00176 (10-plate)
AfliberceptEylea®VEGF-TrapVEGFR2 (KDR) DimerizationView DataNew HS Version*
93-0996Y1-00153 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00154 (10-plate)
Standard
93-0996Y1-00005 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00006 (10-plate)
BevacizumabAvastin®Anti-VEGFA mAbVEGFR2 (KDR) DimerizationView DataNew HS Version*
93-0996Y1-00165 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00166 (10-plate)
Standard
93-0996Y1-00001 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00002 (10-plate)
RanibizumabLucentis®Anti-VEGFA mAbVEGFR2 (KDR) DimerizationView DataNew HS Version*
93-0996Y1-00167 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00168 (10-plate)
Standard
93-0996Y1-00003 (2-plate)
93-0996Y1-00004 (10-plate)
AdalimumabHumira®Anti-TNFα mAbIkB DegradationView Data93-0538B15-00131 (2-plate)
93-0538B15-00132 (10-plate)
Anti-PD-1/PD-L1Keytruda®PD-L1-induced PD-1 signalingSHP RecruitmentView Data93-1104Y19-00117 (2-plate)
93-1104Y19-00118 (10-plate)
TocilizumabActemra®Anti-ligand (IL-6) or anti-receptor (IL-6RA) drugsLigand-induced receptor dimerization (IL6RA/IL6ST)View Data93-1045B3-00109 (2-plate)
93-1045B3-00110 (10-plate)
AnakinraKineret®IL-1RA (Inhibits IL-1)IL1R/IL1RAP DimerizationView Data93-1032Y3-00105 (2-plate)
93-1032Y3-00106 (10-plate)
Darbepoetin AlfaAranesp®EPOR agonistEpoR/EpoR DimerizationView Data93-0965Y3-00019 (2-plate)
93-0965Y3-00020 (10-plate)
Epoetin AlfaRecombinant hEpoEPOR agonistEpoR/EpoR DimerizationView Data93-0965Y3-00017 (2-plate)
93-0965Y3-00018 (10-plate)
ExenatideByetta®GLP1R agonistcAMP AccumulationView Data95-0062Y2-00101 (2-plate)
95-0062Y2-00102 (10-plate)
LiraglutideVictoza®GLP1R agonistcAMP AccumulationView Data95-0062Y2-00099 (2-plate)
95-0062Y2-00100 (10-plate)
Insulin GlargineUSP InsulinINSRb agonistSH2 RecruitmentView Data93-0466Y3-00011 (2-plate)
93-0466Y3-00012 (10-plate)
Insulin LisproUSP InsulinINSRb agonistSH2 RecruitmentView Data93-0466Y3-00009 (2-plate)
93-0466Y3-00010 (10-plate)
InsulinUSP InsulinINSRb agonistSH2 RecruitmentView Data93-0466Y3-00007 (2-plate)
93-0466Y3-00008 (10-plate)
Panitumumab‎Vectibix®Anti-EGFR mAbEGFR/ErbB2 DimerizationView Data93-1051Y3-00093 (2-plate)
93-1051Y3-00094 (10-plate)
PertuzumabPerjeta®Anti-HER2-dimerization mAbErbB2/ErbB3 DimerizationView Data93-1042Y3-00095 (2-plate)
93-1042Y3-00096 (10-plate)
Teriparatide‎Forteo®PTHR agonistcAMP AccumulationView Data95-0118Y2-00057 (2-plate)
95-0118Y2-00058 (10-plate)
Somatotropin, SomatropinRecombinant hGHGHR agonistSH2 RecruitmentView Data93-0756Y3-00023 (2-plate)
93-0756Y3-00024 (10-plate)
Follitropin alfaGonal-FFSHR agonistcAMP AccumulationView Data95-0119Y2-00103 (2-plate)
95-0119Y2-00104 (10-plate)
SargramostimLeukine®Recombinant GM-CSF (CSFR2 agonist)CSF2RB/CSF2R DimerizationView Data93-1078Y3-00111 (2-plate)
93-1078Y3-00112 (10-plate)
*HS Bioassay kits have been further optimized to deliver reproducible results with lower variability.
TargetMolecular MOAAssay MeasuresBioassay Kits & Configuration
IL2RB/IL2RGIL-15 AgonistLigand induced receptor (IL2Rβ/IL2Rγ) dimerization93-0998Y3-00183 (2-plate)
93-0998Y3-00184 (10-plate)
93-0998Y3-00188 (10-plate, no ligand)
HER2CytotoxicityAntibody-Dependent Cellular-Cytotoxicity97-1004Y021-00173 (2-plate)
97-1004Y021-00174 (10-plate)
CD19, CD20, CD38CytotoxicityAntibody-Dependent Cellular-Phagocytosis97-1012Y026-00179 (2-plate)
97-1012Y026-00180 (10-plate)
97-1009Y025-00177 (2-plate)
97-1009Y025-00178 (10-plate)
CD19, CD20, CD38CytotoxicityAntibody-Dependent Cellular-Cytotoxicity97-1012Y026-00169 (2-plate)
97-1012Y026-00170 (10-plate)
97-1009Y025-00171 (2-plate)
97-1009Y025-00172 (10-plate)
IL7R/IL2RGIL-7 AgonistsLigand-induced receptor (IL7R/IL2RG) Dimerization93-0997Y13-00081 (2-plate)
93-0997Y13-00082 (10-plate)
IL1RL1/IL1RAPIL-33 AntagonistsLigand-induced receptor (IL1RL1/IL1RAP) Dimerization93-1067Y3-00079 (2-plate)
93-1067Y3-00080 (10-plate)
TrkA-p75Agonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0529Y3-00147 (2-plate)
93-0529Y3-00148 (10-plate)
MCHR1Agonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0940Y3-00149 (2-plate)
93-0940Y3-00150 (10-plate)
GHSRAgonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0242Y3-00141 (2-plate)
93-0242Y3-00142 (10-plate)
LHCGRAgonist drugscAMP Accumulation95-0106Y2-00137 (2-plate)
95-0106Y2-00138 (10-plate)
MRGPRX2Agonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0309Y2-00143 (2-plate)
93-0309Y2-00144 (10-plate)
AGTR1AGTR1 Agonistsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0312Y2-00125 (2-plate)
93-0312Y2-00126 (10-plate)
AGTRL1AGTRL1 Agonistsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0250Y2-00121 (2-plate)
93-0250Y2-00122 (10-plate)
BDKRB2BDKRB2 Agonistsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0189Y2-00113 (2-plate)
93-0189Y2-00114 (10-plate)
CNR1CNR1 Agonistsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0959Y2-00119 (2-plate)
93-0959Y2-00120 (10-plate)
C5AR1Anti-ligand (anti-C5a)β-Arrestin Recruitment93-0557Y2-00059 (2-plate)
93-0557Y2-00060 (10-plate)
CCR2Antagonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0192Y2-00061 (2-plate)
93-0192Y2-00062 (10-plate)
CXCR5Antagonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0514Y2-00063 (2-plate)
93-0514Y2-00064 (10-plate)
Exendin-4Agonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0300Y2-00029 (2-plate)
93-0300Y2-00030 (10-plate)
FGFR4-β-KlothoAgonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-1060Y3-00089 (2-plate)
93-1060Y3-00090 (10-plate)
GPBAR1Agonist drugscAMP Accumulation95-0049Y2-00139 (2-plate)
95-0049Y2-00140 (10-plate)
GLP1RAgonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0300Y2-00027 (2-plate)
93-0300Y2-00028 (10-plate)
GLP2RAgonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0572Y2-00133 (2-plate)
93-0572Y2-00134 (10-plate)
IGF1RAgonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0505Y1-00069 (2-plate)
93-0505Y1-00070 (10-plate)
IL2RB/IL2RG/IL2RAModified agonists; anti-IL2 drugsLigand-Induced Receptor (IL2RB/IL2RG/IL2RA) Hetero-oligomerization93-1003Y3-00091 (2-plate)
93-1003Y3-00092 (10-plate)
93-1003Y3-00187 (10L-plate)
IL6R/IL6STAnti-IL-6 mAbsLigand-induced receptor (IL6RA/IL6ST) dimerization93-1045Y3-00043 (2-plate)
93-1045Y3-00044 (10-plate)
IL10RA/IL10RBAnti-receptor (IL-10RA) drugsLigand-induced receptor dimerization (IL10RA/IL10RB)93-0985Y3-00135 (2-plate)
93-0985Y3-00136 (10-plate)
IL17RA/IL17RCAnti-IL-17 mABsLigand-induced receptor (IL17RC/IL17RC) Dimerization93-0999Y3-00053 (2-plate)
93-0999Y3-00054 (10-plate)
IL31RA/OSMRbAnti-ligand (IL-31); anti-receptor drugsLigand-induced receptor (IL31RA/OSMRb) dimerization93-1002Y3-00083 (2-plate)
93-1002Y3-00084 (10-plate)
MC4RAntagonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0211Y3-00085 (2-plate)
93-0211Y3-00086 (10-plate)
NPY2R (β-Arrestin)Agonist, Antagonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0212Y2-00065 (2-plate)
93-0212Y2-00066 (10-plate)
NPY2R (cAMP)Agonist, Antagonist drugscAMP Accumulation95-0077Y2-00055 (2-plate)
95-0077Y2-00056 (10-plate)
PD-1Anti-PD-1, PD-L1 drugsSHP Recruitment93-1104Y19-00117 (2-plate)
93-1104Y19-00118 (10-plate)
PDGFRAAntagonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0823Y3-00071 (2-plate)
93-0823Y3-00072 (10-plate)
PDGFRBAntagonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0493Y3-00073 (2-plate)
93-0493Y3-00074 (10-plate)
Parathyroid Hormone(PTH) ReceptorAgonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0315Y2-00047 (2-plate)
93-0315Y2-00048 (10-plate)
SIRPa (-CD47)Agonists, Antagonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-1135Y19-00129 (2-plate)
93-1135Y19-00130 (10-plate)
SSTR2Agonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0181Y2-00067 (2-plate)
93-0181Y2-00068 (10-plate)
TrkB-p75Antagonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0530Y3-00075 (2-plate)
93-0530Y3-00076 (10-plate)
TrkCAntagonist drugsSH2 Recruitment93-0464Y3-00077 (2-plate)
93-0464Y3-00078 (10-plate)
VIPR2Agonist drugsβ-Arrestin Recruitment93-0317Y2-00087 (2-plate)
93-0317Y2-00088 (10-plate)

Eurofins DiscoverX helps accelerate the entry of your therapeutic molecule to market for the latest and most researched targets with a list of early access cell based potency assays/ bioassays. The early access program offers cell-based potency assays as bioassays available with a short lead-time of 6-8 weeks. These bioassays are ideal for potency testing and detection of neutralizing antibodies. Each bioassay kit is available in 2- or 10-plate bioassay configurations and contains all the materials needed to perform a complete assay, including ready-to-use cryopreserved single-use cells, detection reagents, cell plating reagent, agonist for stimulating the cells, assay plates, and user manual and certificate of analysis.

Early Access Bioassay Kits
Drug Name or Target Molecular Moa Assay Measures Cat. No.
Denosumab Anti-RANKL mAb NF-κB transcriptional reporter Inquire
CXCR2 Agonist drugs β-Arrestin recruitment Inquire
CALCRL-RAMP3 Agonist drugs β-Arrestin recruitment Inquire
MC1R Agonist drugs β-Arrestin recruitment Inquire
CSF1R/CSF1R Antagonist drugs Ligand-mediated Receptor Dimerization Inquire
AXL Agonist drugs SH2 recruitment Inquire

Advantages of Bioassay Kits

Bioassay kits are ideal for determining drug potency and stability using a simple, homogeneous protocol that reflects the drug’s clinical MOA. These rapid cell-based assays bypass the need for expensive and time-consuming cell culturing or assay development, thereby potentially reducing timelines and errors.

BenefitsOutcomesImplementation
Accelerate potency testing & QC lot release testing for commercialization & stability studiesIncrease speed of programs 9 to 18 monthsSimple, homogenous protocol that yields results in < 24 hours
Eliminate assay development timelinesObtain biologically relevant data with assays reflective of the target biologySeamless method transfer for faster implementation at CMOs, CDMOs, or CROs

Reduce validation timesMeasure therapeutic potencyVirtual & in-person/in-lab support of development programs
Provide accurate & precise intra- & inter-assay data with superior linearity & reproducibility
Interrogate appropriate MOAAmenable to miniaturization to run in high-throughput 384 well format
Method transfer support by a global team of trained scientific expertsAttain high lot-to-lot reproducibility
CMO = contract manufacturing company; CDMO = Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization; and CRO = Contract Research Organization

Eurofins DiscoverX Bioassays Save over 12 Months of Assay Development Time

A quantitative and robust bioassay that is reflective of the drugs’ MOA is a critical component of any development program. Eurofins DiscoverX offers bioassays that can be implemented to accelerate your biologics development program from discovery to post-market. For characterization and QC lot-release testing, where assay reproducibility is paramount, ready-to-use (RTU) bioassays help you save over 12 months of assay development time.

Well-Structured Development Process Delivers Robust and Reproducible Assays

A well-structured process for bioassay development yields assays that are robust and reproducible. The process begins with selecting the assay that most appropriately reflects the MOA of the drug, followed by optimization of assay parameters. Optimization through qualification steps includes refining conditions with the originator drug or reference molecule to establish robustness, precision, accuracy, and linearity of assay.

Highlights of Bioassays

Reflective of MOA of the therapeutic or moleculeRepeatable, robust, precise, and accurateIntra-lot (plate-to-plate)
Stability-indicatingReproducibleInter-lot (lot-to-lot)
Relative potency range (50 to 150%)Analyst-to-analyst

Our dedicated team of Field Application Scientists ensures seamless and successful bioassay method transfer across all testing sites. Our analytical cell banking program is available to ensure long-term assay reproducibility and critical reagent supply assurance.

Bioassays measure highly target-specific response and enable interrogation of the therapeutic drug’s MOA.

Eurofins DiscoverX utilizes the robust and flexible Enzyme Fragment Complementation (EFC) technology to design bioassays for interrogating specific MOA that reflect the therapeutic target’s biology. Select examples are shown below of the bioassays’ design to interrogate different MOAs.

Potency Testing

During the late stages of drug development, potency testing is an integral part for the assessment of a drug’s specific ability to produce a given result. Bioassays are the primary tool used for measuring drug efficacy during potency testing, enabling researchers to determine how a particular drug dose will react in a given biological system. Bioassays are also critical bioanalytical tools that enable determination of the drug’s MOA. Cell-based assays help establish the relative potency of a product by comparing the biological activity of a drug’s MOA with a reference preparation (from the USP, WHO, or in-house reference standard).

Potency testing of Eurofins DiscoverX bioassays. The PathHunter® Jurkat PD-1 Bioassay Kit was used to test for accuracy, precision, and dilutional linearity. A. Anti-PD-1 samples were tested at varying potencies (ranging from 50% to 150%) relative to a reference sample of 100% potency. The experiments were performed in triplicates in three independent experiments by two analysts over three days. RP = relative potency. Results demonstrate that the assay was found to be extremely accurate (101.2%) and precise (3.1%). B. To demonstrate dilutional linearity of anti-PD-1 sample measurements, we analyzed “measured” against “expected” relative potencies and calculated the slope of the curve and the associated R2 values, arriving at an almost perfect R2 value of 99.4%.

Stability Testing

Stability testing of Eurofins DiscoverX bioassays. A. Heat-stressed samples of an anti-PD-1 antibody were tested to evaluate if the PathHunter PD-1 Signaling Bioassay will differentiate the stressed material from the reference sample. A marked difference between the two response curves of the heat stress and reference samples was observed. B. To demonstrate that the PathHunter PD-1 Signaling Bioassay is stability-indicating, an additional set of experiments were performed as a part of a qualification study at BioOutsource with Nivolumab. The results indicate that only the heat-treated sample showed significant reduction activity, while the freeze thawed sample displayed no differences with respect to the untreated reference material. To further confirm these results, the heat-treated samples were run at 143% Relative Potency to assess the sensitivity to the assay when run at a different potency interval. At 143%, the results returned with a similar shift in the potency of the heat-treated sample as at 100%.

Neutralizing Anti-Drug Antibody Detection

Eurofins DiscoverX bioassays are widely used to detect neutralizing anti-drug antibodies (ADAs) or neutralizing antibodies (NAbs) in patient serum samples (e.g., up to 100% human serum), with high sensitivity and reproducibility.

Example of detection of ADAs activity in the PathHunter Bevacizumab Bioassay Kit. Samples prepared in 10% pooled normal human serum. Increasing concentrations of NAbs against bevacizumab returns assay signal to levels comparable to VEGF alone. Further, the assay is sensitive enough to detect >100 ng of NAb when prepared in 10% human serum. FDA guidelines specify minimum sensitivity of 1000 ng/mL for detection of NAb in human serum.

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Comprehensive Offering of Cellular Assays and Recombinant Enzymes for Drug Discovery Screening and Lead Optimization

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Webinars Validated bioassays for metabolic & gastrointestinal diseases: Accelerating development of GLP-1 & -2 therapeutics

Therapeutics targeting glucagon-like peptide, GLP-1 and GLP-2, receptors are being developed to address globally prevalent medical disorders for managing diabetes,…

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Bioassays are critical components of the quality control system for characterizing biologics. This roundtable involves an interactive panel discussion with…

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Webinars Automating Functional Cell-based Bioassays: Assay Reproducibility and Performance for Potency Testing Programs

Throughout early discovery and particularly for market release, biologic drug candidates require mechanism-of-action (MOA)-based functional, cellular assays as characterisation tools…

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Webinars Accelerating COVID-19 Drug Discovery: Qualified Cell-Based Assays for Proinflammatory Cytokines

COVID-19 has been declared a global pandemic by WHO. The disease is transmitted when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects the respiratory…

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Webinars Establishing Qualified Bioassays for Checkpoint Receptors to Implement in QC Lot Release: Case Studies on PD-1 and SIRPα

Regulation of immune responses is tightly controlled through a balance of co-stimulatory and inhibitory checkpoint receptors, which is often exploited…

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Webinars Accelerate Biologics and Biosimilars Development: Case Studies Implementing Robust and Simple Potency Bioassays

A quantitative and robust bioassay that is reflective of the MOA of the drug is a critical component of any…

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Webinars Cytotoxicity Bioassays – Measuring Antibody-Mediated Direct Cell Death

The webinar focusses on measuring antibody-mediated cell death using DiscoverX’s KILR Bioassays, and how they can be used to measure…

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Webinars Functional Assays for the Development of Agonistic Abs for Immunotherapies

Watch this webinar to discover qualified bioassays assessing therapeutic antibody mechanisms, case studies about agonistic effects in antibodies initially deemed…

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White Papers Accelerating Biosimilar & Biobetter Drug Development: Ready-to-Use, Cell-Based Assays for Potency and Lot Release Testing

With the drug industry’s expanding emphasis on biologics, the need for robust cell-based assays has grown at all stages of…

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White Papers Accelerating Immune Checkpoint Drug Discovery through Functional Cell-Based Assays

Immune checkpoint receptors play a key role in maintaining antitumor immunity, avert immunopathology, and modulate overall immune homeostasis. However, cancer…

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Case Studies Evaluating Checkpoint Receptor Bioassays: Fit-For-Purpose Assays Intended for Potency Testing of Therapeutic Candidates in QC Lot Release

Ready-to-Use qualified PathHunter® checkpoint bioassays are fit-forpurpose for potency testing for implementation in downstream development phases and Lot release of…

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Case Studies Implementing Robust & Reproducible KILR® Ready-to-Use Bioassays from Screening to Lot Release: Applications for Measuring Direct Cytotoxic Cell Death

Therapeutic regulators require assay data on the impact of Fc effector-mediated function of antibodies during their development as therapeutics. The…

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Videos Cell Banking for Bioassays

Learn how to confidently de-risk your biologics’ lot-release strategy by establishing a dedicated analytical cell banks for your bioassay. Find…

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Videos Accelerating Immuno-Oncology Drug Discovery with MOA-Reflective, Functional Cell-Based Assays

Listen to the US PEGS 2023 conference talk by Venkatesh Chari, Ph.D. on MOA-reflective, functional cell-based assays (cell lines and…

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Videos A Novel MOA-reflective Bioassay for Quantifying Potency of Therapeutics Targeting the SIRPα|CD47 Signaling Axis

Learn about the first commercially available SIRPα/CD47 cell-based assay — PathHunter SIRPα Signaling Assay. Find out more about the generation…

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Videos Novel Cell-Based Assays to Enable Immunotherapy Drug Development for Checkpoint Receptors

Learn about PathHunter® checkpoint receptor assays (cell lines and bioassays) for innate and adaptive immunity. Assays discussed include functional cell-based…

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Videos Custom Development Capabilities

Learn about Eurofins DiscoverX cell line engineering, assay development, and recombinant enzyme production custom capabilities. Find out more about cell…

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Blogs & Articles Accelerating Development of GLP-1 & GLP-2 Therapeutics with Validated Bioassays

Glucagon-like peptides, GLP-1 & GLP-2, are well-researched, metabolically significant peptide hormones secreted from the L-cells of the small intestine in…

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Blogs & Articles Evaluate GLP-1R Targeted Therapeutics using First-to-Market Semaglutide Qualified GLP-1R Bioassay

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1), a member of the glucagon-secretin peptide family, is secreted from L-cells of the small intestine and binds…

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Blogs & Articles Accelerating Biologics Therapeutics with Bioassays: An In-Depth Discussion on the Essence of Bioassays Implemented for Drug Development

Eurofins DiscoverX, in conjunction with Drug Target Review, sponsored and moderated a Bioassay roundtable discussion webinar with group leaders from…

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Blogs & Articles Accelerating Cytokine Drug Discovery and QC Lot Release Testing with Qualified, Functional Cell-Based Assays

Cytokines and their receptors have emerged as major drug targets for inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, allergies, and, more recently, in…

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Blogs & Articles Use of Automated Functional, Cell-Based Bioassays

Importance in Drug Discovery & Development for Quality Testing Programs. GPCR CNR1 Bioassay example.

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Blogs & Articles Targeting Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines for COVID-19 Therapy: Cell-Based Assays for Accelerated Drug Discovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has left us racing against time for remediation. As a result, we have witnessed hundreds of therapeutic…

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Blogs & Articles Accelerating Biologics Development Programs With Phase-Appropriate Ready-To-Use Potency Bioassays

Biological activity of a biotherapeutic is a Critical Quality Attribute (CQA), which needs to be accurately measured by an appropriate…

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CDMO/CRO Certification Program for Cell-Based Assays

Program designed to qualify CRO/CDMOs to run Eurofins DiscoverX bioassays for client downstream therapeutic efforts

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Cell Banks for Bioassays

Ensure long-term assay reproducibility with the production of bioassay cells — critical reagents for cell banks

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Potency and QC Lot-Release Testing Solutions

Providing functional, MOA-based bioassays with superior lot-to-lot reproducibility

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Checkpoint Receptor Assays

Accelerate cancer immunotherapy drug development with easy-to-use, functional cell-based assays

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KILR® Cytotoxicity Product Solutions

Simple, non-radioactive, & dye-free cytotoxicity assays to specifically measure target cell death

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Cytokine Receptor Product Solutions

Comprehensive portfolio of cell-based, functional assays for cytokines & interleukin receptors

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GPCR Product Solutions

Cell-based assays to measure 2nd messengers (cAMP & calcium), β-arrestin recruitment, receptor internalization, & ligand binding

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Kinase Product Solutions

Enzymes & cell-based functional, binding, & activity assays for discovery through development & for QC lot-release testing

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Custom Capabilities

Custom cell lines, kits, assays, & protein development capabilities optimized to fit your requirements

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