Dr. Schoeberl to Discuss Using Mathematical Models To Set Design Criteria For Antibody-Based Therapies in Rosa's "Impact" Webinar Series

Top Quote Dr. Schoeberl will present "Using Mathematical Models To Set Design Criteria For Antibody-Based Therapies" April 17, 2012. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 04, 2012 - Rosa & Co. LLC today announced that Dr. Birgit Schoeberl, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals will present a webinar "Using Mathematical Models To Set Design Criteria For Antibody-Based Therapies" on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST as part of Rosa's ongoing monthly public webinar series. The purpose of the series, "Impact of Modeling & Simulation in Drug Development", is to foster the use of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) activities in biotechnology, pharmaceutics, and other life science industries. This series is geared to illustrate the advantages and applicability of M&S in product discovery, development, and marketing programs.

    According to Dr. Schoeberl, "Monoclonal antibodies are valuable as anticancer therapeutics because of their ability to selectively bind tumor-associated target proteins like receptor tyrosine kinases. However, most tumors are dependent on more than one pathway, which implies rational antibody combinations or bispecific antibodies. In our presentation, we will illustrate the use of kinetic computational models that capture protein-protein interactions to explore antibody combinations vs. bispecific antibodies, and different formats of bispecific antibodies, to set antibody design specifications such as affinity and valence, and to predict potency."

    Register for this free webinar at www.rosaandco.com/webinar. After registering, a confirmation email will be sent with directions for joining the webinar. More information about the webinar series, an archive of past webinars, and a list of future webinar speakers may be found at www.rosaandco.com/webinar.

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