A NOVEL SYSTEM FOR HUMAN HYBRIDOMA CULTURE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 7300
Amount: $43,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Etna Road Hc 61 Box 6, Lebanon, NH, 03766
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 AMAR S TUNG PHD
 (603) 448-4445
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
WITH THE ADVENT OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TECHNOLOGY, IT HAS BECOME CLEAR THAT THERE IS A GROWING NEED TO PRODUCE HUMAN CELLS AND CELL PRODUCTS IN LARGER QUANTITIES FOR THE TREATMENT OF VARIOUS IMMUNOLOGIC, INFECTIOUS, AND NEOPLASTICDISEASES. VERAX CORPORATION HAS DEVELOPED A NOVEL SYSTEM FOR THE MASS CULTURE OF MURINE HYBRIDOMA CELLS, AS WELL AS SEVERAL SERUM-FREE MEDIA. IT IS PROPOSED TO EXTEND DEVELOPMENT WORK TO STUDIES OF HUMAN HYBRIDOMA CELL CULTURE. OF PARTICULAR INTEREST IS AN ANALYSIS OF THE FEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING SEVERAL HUMAN HYBRIDOMA CELL LINES TO THE CELL-IMMOBILIZING MATRIX MATERIAL. IN ADDITION, IT IS PLANNED TO DEVELOP MINIMAL CULTURE MEDIUM FOR THE GROWTH AND ENHANCED PRODUCTIVITY OF THESE CELLS WHEN THEY ARE IMMOBILIZED IN THE COLLAGEN MATRIX. PRELIMINARY STUDIES WITH HUMAN HYBRIDOMA CELL LINES IN BATCH CULTURE EXPERIMENTS SUGGEST THAT SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES EXIST BETWEEN HUMAN/HUMAN AND MOUSE/MOUSE HYBRIDOMAS IN TERMS OF THEIR GROWTH AND IMMUNOGLOBULIN PRODUCTION POTENTIAL. THE CONDITIONS THAT ARE NECESSARY FOR EFFICIENT PRODUCTION OF HUMAN MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES WILLBE DEFINED. WHILE THIS STUDY WILL UTILIZE HUMAN HYBRIDOMA CELLS, IT WILL OPEN THE WAY FOR SUCCESSFUL MASS CULTURE OF HUMAN CELLS THAT MAKE VARIOUS BIOACTIVE AND SAFE THERAPEUTICS, E.G., LYMPHOKINES, IMMUNOMODULATORS, AND ENZYMES.

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