Edited by three pioneers in the field, each with longstanding experience in the biotech industry, and a skilled scientific writer, this is the first book to cover every step in the development and production of immunoglobulin Fc-fusion proteins as therapeutics for human disease: from choosing the right molecular design, to pre-clinical characterization of the purified product, through to batch optimization and quality control for large-scale cGMP production. The whole of the second part is devoted to case studies of Fc-fusion proteins that are now commercially successful products. In this section, the authors, several of whom were personally involved in clinical development of the products themselves, detail the product?s background and give insight into issues that were faced and how these issues were overcome during clinical development. This section also includes a chapter on promising new developments for the future. An invaluable resource for professionals already working on Fc-fusion proteins and an excellent and thorough introduction for physicians, researchers, and students entering the field.
The state of the art in biopharmaceutical FUSION PROTEINDESIGN Fusion proteins belong to the most lucrative biotechdrugs—with Enbrel® being one of the best-sellingbiologics worldwide. Enbrel® represents a milestone of moderntherapies just as Humulin®, the first therapeutic recombinantprotein for human use, approved by the FDA in 1982 andOrthoclone® the first monoclonal antibody reaching the marketin 1986. These first generation molecules were soon followed by aplethora of recombinant copies of natural human proteins, and in1998, the first de novo designed fusion protein was launched. Fusion Protein Technologies for Biopharmaceuticalsexamines the state of the art in developing fusion proteins forbiopharmaceuticals, shedding light on the immense potentialinherent in fusion protein design and functionality. A widepantheon of international scientists and researchers deliver acomprehensive and complete overview of therapeutic fusion proteins,combining the success stories of marketed drugs with the dynamicpreclinical and clinical research into novel drugs designed for asyet unmet medical needs. The book covers the major types of fusionproteins—receptor-traps, immunotoxins, Fc-fusions andpeptibodies—while also detailing the approaches fordeveloping, delivering, and improving the stability of fusionproteins. The main body of the book contains three large sectionsthat address issues key to this specialty: strategies for extendingthe plasma half life, the design of toxic proteins, and utilizingfusion proteins for ultra specific targeting. The book concludeswith novel concepts in this field, including examples of highlyrelevant multifunctional antibodies. Detailing the innovative science, commercial realities, andbrilliant potential of fusion protein therapeutics, FusionProtein Technologies for Biopharmaceuticals is a must forpharmaceutical scientists, biochemists, medicinal chemists,molecular biologists, pharmacologists, and genetic engineersinterested in determining the shape of innovation in the world ofbiopharmaceuticals.
For this ready reference, the internationally renowned authority in the field, Roland Kontermann, has assembled a team of outstanding contributors from industry and academia to convey the worldwide knowledge on modifying therapeutic proteins in order to optimize their pharmacological potential. The result is a comprehensive work covering all approaches and aspects of the topic in one handy volume, making this indispensable reading for companies and research institutions working on the development of biopharmaceuticals.
Thoroughly detailed and illustrated, this book examines the construction, properties, applications, and problems associated with specific types of fusion molecules used in clinical and research medicine. The editors present an overview of the field, followed by nine chapters divided into two general sections based on the two primary parts of the antibody molecule: Fab fusion proteins and Fc fusion proteins. In addition, numerous renowned scientists in the field have contributed outlines demonstrating man-made molecules that will be required not only to overcome the limitations of monoclonal antibodies, but also to extend the principle of selective targeting. Divided into specific, accessible sections, Antibody Fusion Proteins includes: * Chapters describing Fc fusion proteins, as well as several classes of antigen-binding proteins * Complete details on the design and molecular construction of genetically engineered fusion molecules * Useful information on molecular purification, large-scale production, practical applications, and their therapeutic potential * The latest data on forming fusion proteins with toxins, cytokines, or enzymes that can activate a prodrug
This long overdue title provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, state-of-the art review of approved biologic therapies, with coverage of mechanisms of action, Indications for therapy, immunogenicity and a detailed examination of adverse effects and safety of the many and diverse therapeutic agents presented in a total of 13 chapters. It is predicted that by 2016, biologics will make up half of the world's 20 top-selling drugs and by 2018, biologic medicine sales will account for almost half of the world's 100 biggest selling drugs. Recombinant proteins dominate the growing list of the more than 200 approved biotherapeutic agents with targeted antibodies, fusion proteins and receptors; cytokines; hormones; enzymes; proteins involved in blood-clotting, homeostasis and thrombosis; vaccines; botulinum neurotoxins; and, more recently, biosimilar preparations, comprising the majority of approved biologics. Written with clinicians, other health care professionals, and researchers in mind, Safety of Biologics Therapy examines, in a single volume, the full range of issues surrounding the safety of approved biologic therapies. A good understanding of the risks and safety issues of modern biologics therapy is increasingly being demanded of all those connected with their development, handling, prescribing, administration and subsequent patient management. In addition to being of great value to clinicians in all branches of medicine, and to nurses, pharmacists and researchers, this book will prove invaluable for students taking undergraduate and graduate courses in the above disciplines and in the biomedical sciences.
Current and Future Advances Driving the Strongest Growth Area in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Author: William R Strohl
The field of antibody engineering has become a vital and integral part of making new, improved next generation therapeutic monoclonal antibodies, of which there are currently more than 300 in clinical trials across several therapeutic areas. Therapeutic antibody engineering examines all aspects of engineering monoclonal antibodies and analyses the effect that various genetic engineering approaches will have on future candidates. Chapters in the first part of the book provide an introduction to monoclonal antibodies, their discovery and development and the fundamental technologies used in their production. Following chapters cover a number of specific issues relating to different aspects of antibody engineering, including variable chain engineering, targets and mechanisms of action, classes of antibody and the use of antibody fragments, among many other topics. The last part of the book examines development issues, the interaction of human IgGs with non-human systems, and cell line development, before a conclusion looking at future issues affecting the field of therapeutic antibody engineering. Goes beyond the standard engineering issues covered by most books and delves into structure-function relationships Integration of knowledge across all areas of antibody engineering, development, and marketing Discusses how current and future genetic engineering of cell lines will pave the way for much higher productivity
Considers the genetic basis of disease and gene therapies, concentrating in detail on specific genetic illnesses, such as AIDS, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, and their treatment. This text should be of interest to pharmacists and to those involved in the biological or medical sciences.
Since most cancer therapies primarily act by inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, insights into the molecular mechanisms regulating apoptosis are crucial to developing novel, more effective treatment strategies. Here, a highly distinguished team of authors from top institutes around the world leads readers from the principles of programmed cell death to the role of apoptosis in cancer development and emerging treatment strategies. Divided into two distinct parts, the first focuses on apoptosis signaling, covering in depth such topics as mitochondria, effector systems, the Bcl-2 family, IAPs, survival pathways, tumor suppressor genes, modulators, lysosomes and phagocytosis. The second section goes on to analyze apoptosis in cancer and cancer therapy, with a detailed look at model systems, molecular diagnosis, cellular stress, DNA damage and repair, molecular targets and therapeutic aspects. With its strong focus on recent developments in cancer therapy, this book is aimed at oncologists, molecular and cell biologists, biochemists, and those working in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
Promoting a continued and much-needed renaissance in biopharmaceutical manufacturing, this book covers the different strategies and assembles top-tier technology experts to address the challenges of antibody purification. • Updates existing topics and adds new ones that include purification of antibodies produced in novel production systems, novel separation technologies, novel antibody formats and alternative scaffolds, and strategies for ton-scale manufacturing • Presents new and updated discussions of different purification technologies, focusing on how they can address the capacity crunch in antibody purification • Emphasizes antibodies and innovative chromatography methods for processing