Labs locations

Sweden

Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

Karolinska Insitutet, Department of clinical Neuroscience, Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM) is a research laboratory for immunogenicity that also provides testing for ADA against ritiximab and natalizumab, ADA bound in immune complexes for infliximab and neutralizing ADA for interferon beta. We provide education and training, core facilities and internationally well established scientific research.
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Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine, Karolinska University Lab, Stockholm

Karolinska University Laboratory, Clinical Immunology and Transfusion medicine. This routine laboratory servers the hospital with all clinical tests needed, including drug levels for infliximab, adalimumab, etanercept and rituximab as well as ADA for infliximab and adalimumab.
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Wieslab, Malmö

Wieslab offers both routine clinical testing as well as a range of laboratory services for pharma, biotech and CRO customers.

Within clinical routine testing Wieslab specializes in autoimmunity assessment. they offer a comprehensive range of individual and panel tests. Wieslab strives to provide a complete decision-making base for the clinician to make the right diagnosis fast and to be able to implement the correct treatment strategies.

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Spain

Institute of Biomedical Research in Malaga (IBIMA), Regional University Hospital, Málaga

This lab mainly focuses on research into Multiple Sclerosis. They are in search of new biomarkers in MS, assess immunogenicity of MS biologics, genetics and pharmacogenetics of the disease, immunological mechanisms, and stem cell therapy in patients with MS.

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Austria

Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck

This research group is working in the field of neuroimmunology with the following scientific interests: multiple sclerosis, neurological laboratory diagnostics, immune neuropathies and (together with the research group neurodegenerative diseases) on the role of glial cells in neurodegeneration.

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France

University of Tours, Tours

The PATCH team studies the sources of variability of response to therapeutic antibodies, both in terms of efficacy and adverse side effects. In this field, it evaluates individual factors that may influence drug pharmacokinetics and their concentration-effect relationship in humans.

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Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Paris University

The main task of this lab is to explore the mechanism of chemical and drug allergy. In the field of biotherapeutics, they aim at understanding the role of protein aggregates in the immunogenicity of these products by developing dendritic and T-cell assays. They also develop and validate ADA assays using a MSD platform. They had developed an assay for infliximab and one for adalimumab that are working.

Laboratory of Biology Saint-Etienne Hospital

The Saint-Etienne University Hospital is one of the largest healthcare trusts in the region offering a full range of services. The hospital focuses on combining pioneering research, academic excellence and outstanding clinical care. To this extent this lab focuses on the diagnosis of immune related diseases such as  autoimmunity, inflammation, allergy, cellular immunity, immune deficiency and follow up biotherapies.

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Belgium

Laboratory for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Antibodies, KU Leuven

The laboratory has a large expertise in the generation, characterization and application of monoclonal antibodies towards different targets.  In-house generated antibodies have been used to develop immunoassays used to determine drug and anti-drug antibody concentrations. The aim is to improve the treatment of patients suffering from chronic inflammatory diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases, psoriasis and rheumatic diseases. 

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Israel

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit and Gastro-Immunology Laboratory, Sheba Medical Centre, Tel Aviv

Being the largest government hospital in Israel and serving more than 100,000 patients a year, Sheba Medical Centre is the responsible choice for medical treatment. It contains Gastro-Immunology Lab that researches into GI tract diseases and measures levels of biologics used to treat these diseases, and the ADAs against these therapies.

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Netherlands

Sanquin, Utrecht

Sanquin produces plasma pharmaceuticals, develops blood group and immune reagents, performs a multitude of diagnostic services, conducts scientific research and provides education and training. Sanquin provides diagnostic services for blood transfusion and immunology.

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Bulgaria

Institute of Molecular Biology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia

This labs research is focused on the quality of recombinant proteins produced in Escherichia coli. They are searching for the reasons causing structural instability and immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins and for ways how to overcome these problems. They discovered an unknown cause of protein drugs’ immunogenicity – the involvement of the proteins in the Maillard reaction (glycation) during their synthesis in the bacterial host.

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Italy

Regional Multiple Sclerosis Centre, AOU San Luigi Gonzaga Orbassano, Turin

The laboratory deals with routine cerebrospinal fluid analysis and oligoclonal bands detection from AOU San Luigi Gonzaga patients and from several Piedmont centres. Additionally, detection of anti-Aquaporin 4 and anti-myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies on serum samples are performed for differential diagnosis with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorders.

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Finland

United Medix Labs, Helsinki

United Medix Laboratories is a clinical central laboratory and analyses approx. 4 million tests annually within all branches of clinical laboratory analyses. Within the field of therapeutic drug monitoring the main aim is to provide drug level and anti-drug antibody analyses to help clinicians in personalizing use of biologicals.

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Germany

Neurological Clinic, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf 

This lab focuses mainly on clinical studies and BioBanking of human samples. As a collaborator of the ABIRISK-project, they performed the BAB-Elisa and Vitamin-D measurements as the main laboratory. They use a range of diagnostic methods, used to gain important information about the function and condition of the nervous system in the various neurological diseases.

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