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Institute of Cell Biology & Immunology - University of Stuttgart invests in second Attana system

“The Attana Cell™ 200 will play an important role in our continued efforts to develop novel strategies for tumor therapy as it permits us to perform kinetic interaction analysis on cells,” comments Professor Kontermann.

Stockholm, February 17, 2015 – The Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology at the University of Stuttgart has recently invested in their second Attana system, an Attana Cell™ 200.

Under the guidance of Professor Roland Kontermann, the group is working on the development of novel strategies for tumor therapy. These strategies are based on the use of specific ligands to target potent cytotoxic effector mechanism to the tumor. They are focusing on three effector arms: 1) bispecific antibodies for the retargeting of effector cells of the immune system (immunotherapy), 2) targeted carrier systems (liposomes, polymers) for drug delivery (chemotherapy), and 3) targeted cytotoxic fusion proteins (biotherapy). Main targets are molecules associated with the tumor vasculature (vascular targeting), since these structures are easily accessible for circulating agents and all solid tumors are dependent on vascularization.

The group uses the Attana instruments to research and develop new tumor therapies. Research from their initial Attana system has already led to several scientific papers and PhD thesis. The Institute now seeks the added benefits of performing kinetic studies on cell based assays using their newly acquired Attana Cell 200 system.

“The Attana Cell 200 will play an important role in our continued efforts to develop novel strategies for tumor therapy as it permits us to perform kinetic interaction analysis on cells,” comments Prof. Kontermann.

Attana Sales Manager, Thomas Ljungberg adds, “We are naturally very pleased that the Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology continues to put their trust in the systems and services Attana provides.”

For more information about the University of Stuttgart Institute of Cell Biology and Immunology visit www.uni-stuttgart.de

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