Fusion Antibodies announces collaboration with Calypso Biotech

Fusion Antibodies Ltd have today announced a collaboration with Swiss biotech company Calypso Biotech for development of their CALY-002 Antibody.

Belfast UK and Geneva Switzerland22nd July 2013 – Fusion Antibodies Ltd have today announced a collaboration with Swiss biotech company Calypso Biotech for development of their CALY-002 Antibody. The humanization program CALY-002 partnered with Fusion Antibodies relates to the in-licensing by Calypso Biotech of a monoclonal antibody from iDD Biotech, to be developed for treating Refractory Celiac Disease, a rare and devastating form of immune response to gluten.

Fusion Antibodies collaboration with Calypso biotech is the latest in a series of successful Humanization projects. « We are delighted to be working with Calypso Biotech on such an exciting project and are enthusiastic to apply the Fusion Antibodies CDRx Humanization Platform to Calypso’s lead antibody and rapidly advance a high quality humanized antibody towards the clinic » says Paul Kerr, Managing Director of Fusion Antibodies.

Calypso Biotech SA is a spin-off company from Merck Serono, a division of Merck, Darmstadt, Germany, incorporated in March 2013 in Switzerland. Calypso Biotech discovers and develops antibodies for the treatment of gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases. « We are very confident that Fusion Antibodies will provide a high-quality humanized candidate in a time and resource-efficient manner for our CALY-002 program » says Alain Vicari, co-founder of Calypso Biotech.

The project is expected to progress over the summer with early results expected in the coming months.

About Fusion Antibodies

Fusion Antibodies; a UK based life science company, with innovative technologies and world-class expert services for antibody drug discovery, are specialists in production of High Quality Humanized Monoclonal Antibodies and Antibody Engineering Projects. With experience building since 2001 in the medical research industry, including two Antibodies in clinical and pre-clinical trials, Fusion Antibodies have extensive experience in accelerating therapeutic drug research towards the clinic.

Fusion Antibodies has the knowledge and expertise to build and deliver a bespoke package of the services you need to achieve outstanding results. They provide  Royalty  Free  Antibody  Humanization  of  Monoclonal Antibodies and using  their next  generation  in  silico  CDRx™  technology,  they  have  modernized the  traditional  CDR  grafting  technique. Fully humanized  monoclonal  antibodies  are  an  essential  step  in  the  progression  of  therapeutic drugs to the clinic and the in-house expertise at Fusion Antibodies ensures its success.

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