Applications Overview

 

ForteBio's Octet® family of instruments provides real-time measurements in the analysis of biological molecules at different stages of development. The applications include but are not limited to protein:protein, protein:nucleic acids, protein:small molecules interactions and the analysis of large molecules such as virus-like particles. With unparalleled ease of use, the Octet family of instruments moves your workflow beyond the limitations of existing label-free methods. You get comprehensive characterization across a broad range of applications that are critical for efficient development and production.

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Figure 1: Wide fit within the discovery and development process.

In order to meet your high throughput demands for drug discovery, the Octet platform has eliminated the need for microfluidics and designed a simple Dip and Read method that allows simultaneous monitoring of large numbers of interactions in an automated manner. With the Octet systems, you can survey a number of different interactions rapidly, obtain accurate kinetic and affinity information and determine concentrations of your protein of interest in complex sample matrices. Ranging from the two-channel Octet K2 instrument to the un-paralleled 96-channel Octet HTX instruments, the Octet platform addresses a broad range of applications in various stages of the drug discovery and development process. With a wide range of ligand capture surfaces that allow for the immobilization of antibodies, recombinant proteins, DNA, RNA and virus like particles (VLPs), the Octet platform has become a “must” have laboratory tool for a broad range of biomolecular interactions studies.

Kinetic characterization data
 

Kinetic Characterization
The kinetic characterization of biomolecular interactions to derive on- and off-rates and affinity constants is critical to the screening and selection of desirable products throughout the development and production of therapeutics. With a dip and read label-free technique capable of detecting target molecules in their crude matrix, Pall ForteBio's BLI-based systems are robust and easy to learn. They enable expanded kinetics analyses in a workflow that provides higher throughput than comparable label-free technologies without the limitations of flow-cell based systems. Moreover, they are capable of analyzing the interactions between diverse biologics including in their crude matrix.
 

Dip and Read ELISA
 

Dip and Read ELISA
The Octet platform, with its industry-leading label-free Dip and Read format and ease-of-use, offers an excellent replacement for assays currently performed using ELISA. ELISA's variable results, susceptibility to human error, labor intensive workflow, and slow time-to-result hinder its users. The Octet platform, with its industry-leading label-free Dip and Read format and ease-of-use, offers an excellent replacement for assays currently performed using ELISA. The Octet systems' excellent precision reduces the number of replicates per sample, and high-sensitivity instruments such as the Octet K2, Octet RED96, Octet RED384 or Octet HTX offer a dynamic range of >5 logs, essentially eliminating the need to dilute samples.
 

Protein quantitation data
 

Protein Quantitation in Bioprocessing
Accurately determining the concentration of antibodies and other proteins is critical to the selection of cell lines for development and the optimization of antibody production. Rapid turnaround time of results improves process efficiencies and productivity that cannot be achieved with existing methods such as HPLC and ELISA.
 

Small molecule data
 

Small Molecule and Small Peptides
The Octet K2, Octet RED96, Octet RED384 and Octet HTX systems offer high sensitivity and rapid data acquisition capabilities that enable the analysis of low molecular weight molecules with fast interaction rates — in a flexible platform that is easy to learn and more affordable in comparison to existing systems with similar capabilities.
 

Assay development data

Assay Development
Octet systems allow users to quickly screen different conditions to select optimal assay conditions during kinetic characterization and process development. Performing efficient assay optimization before proceeding to large-scale implementation saves time, materials, and money. Parallel analysis across eight to sixteen channels without microfluidics allows a multitude of conditions to be assayed in parallel with minimal sample purification and preparation.
 

Literature References

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