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Wyatt Technology to Highlight Expertise in Characterizing Protein Formulations at PEPTALK 2014


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2014-01-07 15:52:37 - Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, will be demonstrating the versatility of light scattering techniques.

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA – 7 January 2014) - Wyatt Technology Corporation, the world leader in absolute macromolecular characterization instrumentation and software, will be demonstrating the versatility of light scattering techniques as essential tools for characterizing biotherapeutics, including protein formulations for stability and aggregation, at PEPTALK 2014, California, January 13 - 17. Wyatt Technology’s light scattering instrumentation is designed to support scientists who require a solution as part of their R&D process for predicting, characterizing and ultimately overcoming protein aggregation.

The characterization of therapeutic protein formulations is essential for the development of novel biopharmaceuticals. Scientists engaged in the development, production, analytical characterization and approval of biotherapeutics require a good working knowledge of protein stability and protein aggregation. Light scattering and related

instrumentation constitute a powerful suite of tools that work in tandem to characterize absolute molar mass, size, charge and interaction of simple and conjugated proteins in solution, their propensity to aggregate and final aggregation states.

Geofrey Wyatt, President of Wyatt Technology, comments, “At Wyatt, we have a unique approach to developing essential biophysical techniques that help address many of the key analytical challenges in biotherapeutic R&D, from early candidate selection through scale-up, formulation, characterization and comparability studies. Our capabilities underpinning these techniques have helped to create a comprehensive suite of biophysical characterization tools. We understand the challenges of pharmaceutical R&D and use our scientific expertise to design light scattering tools to help answer key questions in our customers’ R&D projects.”

Wyatt Technology will be presenting a short course, two posters and a seminar at PEPTALK 2014 covering a range of topics including:
• Protein Aggregation: Mechanism and Characterization (short course - Tuesday, Jan 14, 5pm – 8pm)
• High-throughput analysis of protein formulations by DLS: thermal stability, colloidal stability and a thermal anomaly in the colloidal stability parameter D1 (poster)
• Quantifying the Effect of Self-Interactions on Solution Viscosity at High Protein Concentrations (poster)
• The Light Scattering Toolbox for Predicting and Characterizing Aggregation (seminar)
PepTalk: The Protein Science Week continues to draw leaders of biotherapeutics from industry and academia pioneering the evolution of biologics. The international delegation is comprised of over 1,200 participants from 20+ countries.

To learn more about Wyatt Technology, please visit booth #404 at PEPTALK 2014. Alternatively please visit www.wyatt.com or e-mail info@wyatt.com

About Wyatt

Based in Santa Barbara, California, Wyatt Technology is the world’s leading provider of instruments for absolute macromolecular and nanoparticle characterization. With over 40 years’ experience developing multi-angle light scattering detectors, working with customers in the biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, academic and government arenas, Wyatt prides itself on its entrepreneurial spirit, and the uniqueness of its offerings. The Company’s groundbreaking technology and uncompromising levels of customer care make Wyatt the global hallmark in its field. For more information, please visit www.wyatt.com

For further press information please contact: Sarah Morley, The Scott Partnership, 1, Whiteside, Station Road, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8AA, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 1477 539539 Fax: +44 1477 539540 email to:wyatt@scottpr.com


Contact Information:
Wyatt Technology

1 Whiteside
Station Road
Holmes Chapel
Cheshire

Contact Person:
Sarah Morley
Account Manager
Phone: 01477539539
email: email

Web: www.wyatt.com



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Kath Darlington
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Phone: 01477 539539

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