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Antibodies: From Research Tools to Therapy

13. March 2019 @ 08:30 - 12:00

Join us as we explore new opportunities with antibodies in a growing Norwegian industry! From lab to market, this seminar will have you covered on new aspects of antibody use, development and production. We will cover diagnostics, antibody therapies, and more.

The seminar will mainly be held in Norwegian

When: 13th of March 2019

Where: Oslo Science Park, Toppsenteret!




Moderator: John Afseth

08.30: Registration

09.00: Welcome & Introductions by Lars Lund-Roland, Chair of the board, TLSC

09.10: History of antibodies – an introduction by Gustav Gaudernack, Professor Emeritus

09.20: Research

  • Preparing for unknown pandemic threats by Gunnveig Grødeland, UiO & OUH
  • Pimping antibodies for better performance by Jan Terje Andersen, UiO & OUH

09:50: Diagnostics

  • Why use chicken antibodies for Diagnostics by Anders Larsson, Uppsala University
  • How to successfully develop new immunoassays by Erling M. Sundrehagen, Gentian AS
  • Monoclonal antibodies – unique tools in complement diagnotics by Tor Lea, NMBU
  • Nt-proBNP from idea to guidelines by Christian Hall, UiO

10:50: Coffee break

11:00: Therapies

  • Therapeutic use of antibodies in Oncology by Steinar Aamdal, Ultimovax AS
  • The Pros and Cons of Deploying Antibodies as ‘Magic Bullets’ in the Treatment of Cancer with Targeted Alpha Therapy by Alan Cuthbertson, Bayer AS

11:30: Production

  • Production of Monoclonal Antibodies by Bjørn K. Pedersen, Diatec AS
  • Production and use of chicken antibodies in diagnostics by Andrew Campbell, Nabas AS

12:00 Regulatory 

  • EMA, Regulations and Biological Medicines by Therese Solstad Saunders, Norwegian Medicines Agency

12:15: Lunch

The Life Science Cluster in Cooperation with:

NABASDiatec and ShareLab


13. March 2019
08:30 - 12:00
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