Novel therapeutic modalities such as bispecific antibodies are increasingly being explored as more effective alternatives to monoclonal antibodies for a range of diseases. Therapeutics such as bispecifics, can have a combinatorial effect by targeting two antigens, resulting in treatments with enhanced utility, higher efficacy, fewer side effects and less resistance compared to mAbs.
Generating a bispecific antibody, which is correctly and stably paired, is a major production concern. Many solutions require significant changes to native antibody structure, which increases antibody complexity and forces adaptation of downstream processes. While a various platforms have been developed to mitigate Heavy-Light chain (HC-LC) mispairing, there are many other rate limiting steps for efficiently expressing these molecules in a CHO system. bYlok® technology is a design engineering approach that stabilise the interaction between the HC and LC, essentially removing the mispairing problem whilst retaining a more natural antibody structure.
This presentation will introduce you to a mechanistic review of the bispecific pipeline to demonstrate how a various tools and technologies can enable you execute bispecifics. Case studies will be presented to show how the bYlok® technology can be used to stabilise and select for novel bispecifics from a panel of parental immunotherapeutic mAbs. Our data demonstrates that correct heterodimerisation can be achieved consistently and how standard downstream purification processes can be used during production.