6 January, 2022 – 22:04 By Tony Quested
Abcam in Cambridge and California-based Alamar Biosciences have joined forces to further the understanding of the human proteome and usher in the next wave of innovations in research, diagnostics and therapeutics.
The advance of proteomic analysis not only enhances knowledge of fundamental biology but also sheds light on the status of human health and disease.
Powering this effort requires new technology platforms able to address the two essential goals in proteomic analysis – the ability to go as deeply as possible to detect very low abundance proteins and the ability to profile thousands of proteins in a single sample.
Abcam and Alamar have synergistic platforms key to engineer advances in the field.
Dr Yuling Luo, founder & CEO of Alamar, said: “Alamar is working to enable the early detection of cancer and other diseases by simultaneous measurement of hundreds to thousands of targets, even those present in minute amounts.
“We are very happy to partner with Abcam to access their extensive portfolio of recombinant monoclonal antibody pairs, which will accelerate our ability to bring our proteomic discovery tools to researchers.”
Dr Emma Sceats, SVP sales, service and business development at Abcam, added: “We are excited to be partnering with Alamar as they develop an automated proteomics platform that has the potential to offer unprecedented combination of sensitivity, plex-level and dynamic range.
“The NULISA technology platform will provide an important tool for life science research, pharmaceutical development and diagnostics, enhancing understanding of the circulating proteome and supporting low abundance biomarker discovery.
“Such capability will be critical for the discovery and measurement of many proteins in human plasma and other samples that are currently undetectable.”