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High Sensitivity Measurement of Immunogenicity is Important for Patient Safety

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Drug immunogenicity and the detection of anti-drug antibodies (ADA) have an important role in the drug discovery process for potential new therapeutics. The clinical effects of these immune responses can affect pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, safety, or efficacy. Detection and analysis of ADA formation is crucial for any therapeutic protein product development program.

Current requirements for screening and confirmatory IgG ADA assays aim to achieve a sensitivity of at least 100 ng/mL. However, at this sensitivity the primary response to antigen exposure, and resultant pentameric IgM generation, may be missed while IgE ADA may also elude the assay due to its low concentration.

A high sensitivity detection platform would therefore be advantageous in order to detect ADA sooner and at much lower concentrations than the current requirements, thus leading to improved drug safety. Improved sensitivity and dynamic range could also potentially be used to overcome some of the challenges, such as matrix and drug tolerance, that traditional assays exhibit. This presentation aims to show how Single Molecule Counting (SMC™) technology can assist in improving assay sensitivity and therefore therefore improve drug safety.

In this webcast, you will learn about:

  • How a high sensitivity ADA immunogenicity assay can help with drug safety?
  • How you can overcome the challenges of matrix interference and drug tolerance using a high sensitivity platform?
  • What are the pitfalls of current methodologies?

Speakers

Daniel Garcia-West

Merck

Field Marketing Manager

Daniel, an expert in the field of immunoassays, has over 25 years in multiplex business development, instrumentation development, with a strong focus on assay development for immunogenicity research. Daniel has been with Merck for over 6 years, focusing on immunoassay and Single Molecule Counting (SMC™) technology to launch the next generation immunogenicity assay.