Lyon, December 16, 2021
The IMABGEN Platform project, an innovative service for the generation of therapeutic antibodies carried by BIOTEM, CALIXAR and the CNRS / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, is one of the laureates of the ‘‘R&D Booster’’ 2021 program driven by the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
Immunotherapy has become a major approach in the fight against cancer. One of its modes of action – a discovery awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize – uses antibodies that bind very specifically to cellular antigens, thereby modulating or neutralizing their function. The prolongation of the success of this therapeutic route, by acting on new targets, is however closely linked to the ability to isolate new high-performance antibodies, as well as to the preservation of the structure of the antigens which condition their interaction.
For CNRS: Sébastien Buthion, CNRS Rhône Auvergne Communication firstname.lastname@example.org
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For BIOTEM: Jonathan Mayali, BIOTEM Communication
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For CALIXAR: Claire Troillard, CALIXAR Communication
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Pierre Falson, Research Director CNRS
Jean-Michel Jault, Research Director CNRS