Retrogenix’s unique cell microarray technology provides a fast, accurate and effective solution for discovering the human cell surface targets of antibodies, proteins, viruses and small molecules. This allows our global pharmaceutical clients to:
Retrogenix’s biologically-relevant system detects specific interactions with a high degree of sensitivity. This unique tool uses proprietary arrays of expression vectors – encoding around 4,500 full-length human plasma membrane proteins – spotted onto slides. Human cells grown over the top become reverse-transfected resulting in over-expression of each respective plasma membrane protein at distinct slide locations. The test molecule is applied and specific binding analysed and confirmed using an appropriate detection system.
Retrogenix’s broad coverage extends across the full spectrum of known plasma membrane protein sub-classes including, amongst others: G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), ion channels, drug transporters, Ig superfamily receptors, cytokines and growth factor receptors.
Keep reading to find out how our cell microarray technology compares to standard methods:
Retrogenix’s results are now supporting patent applications, appearing in peer-reviewed publications and being presented at international conferences. Our case studies highlight a selection of these projects providing further details on receptor identification, target deconvolution and specificity screening for biotherapeutics such as CAR T cells and antibodies.
Find out about how the Retrogenix Technology has been used: