Antibody Discovery Solution

An end-to-end workflow for the discovery and production of antibodies

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A comprehensive workflow for antibody discovery and development

Biopharma companies use various techniques to generate, isolate, and characterize antibodies with desirable functionality and specificity. The most promising antibodies are then selected for further study and undergo cloning and expression to produce proteins for downstream development and testing.

The Sapio Sciences antibody workflow solution allows scientists to capture the workflow from start to finish—from immunization of the animals with the target antigen through sample collection, antibody isolation and characterization, cloning and expression of selected candidates, and protein production and purification. Each workflow step is captured in one or more templated experiments, which are then executed sequentially by the research teams involved.

The workflows are flexible to accommodate a variety of methodologies. For example, antibodies can be isolated and characterized using various techniques, including hybridoma, phage display, or B-cell sorting. Each has its advantages and disadvantages around specificity, scope of targets, and throughput. Each also has its workflow, which the solution accommodates. For example, when using a hybridoma approach, it is necessary to perform primary and secondary in-vitro screening to filter for the most promising candidates. On the other hand, B-cell sorting using flow cytometry and microfluidic approaches enables the direct isolation of the most promising candidates.

The solution fully integrates with the Sapio biologics registration and materials management system. At every step of the workflow, entities are created and consumed, automatically registered, and tracked in the entity registries. At the end of the process, an entire lineage of any entity and its samples can be traced back to its initial identification and/or production.

Sapio Antibody Discovery Workflow

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Antibody Solution Features

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Flexible Workflow

The out-of-the-box antibody workflow consists of several steps, each with its own experiment template. The workflows and the template at each step are easy to modify using Sapio’s no-code configuration capabilities. This allows you to accommodate variations in your process, such as using hybridoma vs. B-cell sorting in the initial antibody discovery phase.

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A Scientific Ecosystem

The antibody workflow is just one element of the Sapio Sciences fully integrated collection of scientific solutions. For example, Antibodies produced in this workflow may then be used to produce Antibody Drug Conjugates in another workflow, combining with linkers and payloads produced in a medicinal chemistrty workflow. Downstream, the final antibodies may be sent to a bioprocessing workflow as they move into development and manufacturing

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Registration and Lineage

The workflow is built on top of the biologics registration system. This allows every entity (antibody, plasmid, tissue, etc) that is created in the workflow to be registered directly from the workflow experiments. Every sample of those entities created or consumed is also captured and tracked automatically. At any stage in the process, you can see the entire lineage of an antibody or any other entity laid out in a clear graphical form, providing complete traceability

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Enterprise-Wide Collaboration

Many teams are involved in discovering and developing an antibody, including molecular biologists, cell biologics researchers, immunologists, protein scientists, structural biologists, etc. These teams may be in-house or at external research partners such as CROs. The Sapio workflow solution allows requests, experiments, and sample information to flow seamlessly between one team and the next as the project progresses. Project leaders can monitor progress and assign work using graphical dashboards.

Antibody workflow features

The workflow comes with built-in capabilities for antibody discovery

  • Isolation and characterization
  • Cloning and expression
  • Protein production
  • Integrated registry
  • Lineage tracking
  • Flexible workflow
  • Progress dashboards
  • Requesting and assignment
  • Full scientific search
  • Extensible data model

Leading research labs choose Sapio.

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Do you have questions about the antibody discovery workflow?

We’d love to answer them.

Do I need a separate registration system to capture my antibodies?

No, the workflow is fully integrated with the Sapio biologics registration and materials management system. This automatically captures entities and samples as they are created in workflow experiments

Is the software flexible, there are parts of the workflow that are specific to my company?

Yes, the workflows are build using Sapio’s low-code/no-code platform so it is easy to change process flow, add company specific data attributes, generate custom dashboards and many other similar tasks

How easy is it to find information about my antibodies in the system?

Sapio prides itself on having the best more comprehensive and easy to use search capabilities. All information generated during the workflow is easy to find using no-SQL graphical search builders. Scientific searching is also available, for example with a BLAST search across all protein and DNA sequences within the system. You can even use Sapio’s AI powered chat agent, ELaiN, to search for scientific data using a chat-like natural language interface

How much does Sapio’s lab software cost?

We offer several editions of our software that can be tailored to each customer’s level of requirements. Check out our pricing page to learn more about pricing and features for our Gold, Silver, and Bronze editions.

Why should I trust Sapio?

Sapio is widely regarded by our customers as a trusted partner, and we are dedicated to transparency and truthfulness in all that we do. Visit our company page to learn more about The Sapio Seven—seven principles that underpin our transformative solutions and daily work.

What if my team and I don’t have an IT department?

Our commitment to lowering the barriers to adoption starts during implementation. Our lab software, which includes chemistry LIMS, ELN, and Jarvis, is fully cloud-based and requires nothing more than a modern web browser. Simply sign up and go, and benefit from our suite of powerful out-of-the-box tools, which make it easy to get started even if this is your first foray into sample management software.

What kind of support is available to Sapio customers?

Sapio Sciences customers gain free access to our support forum whenever they create a free account. In addition, our resource library provides useful information about chemistry LIMS and electronic lab notebook software and offers customers access to whitepapers and further support.

Beyond our forum and resource library, the entire Sapio team is dedicated to supporting our customers in meeting their clinical-related objectives now and in the future. We consider ourselves true partners and are proud of the level of support we provide. You can contact our sales and customer support teams for further advice.

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