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GigaGen Announces Publication in the Peer-Reviewed Journal mAbs

GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, announced today publication of a peer-reviewed article titled, “Affinity maturation of antibodies by combinatorial codon mutagenesis versus error-prone PCR,” in the peer-reviewed journal mAbs. The publication is available online here.   GigaGen’s newly published data details the […]

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GigaGen Initiates Large-Scale Manufacturing of its First-in-Class Recombinant Hyperimmune Drug for COVID-19, GIGA-2050

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, announced today the company has initiated large-scale manufacturing of its first-in-class recombinant hyperimmune drug for COVID-19, GIGA-2050, in collaboration with two partners for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), […]

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GEN: Drug Targets Identified More Discerningly

“One of the reasons we perform single-cell approaches is they allow us to pick up subtle differences that would be missed with more conventional tools,” says David S. Johnson, PhD, CEO and co-founder of GigaGen, a company that specializes in microfluidics and molecular genomics. Two GigaGen platforms, Surge and Magnify, can facilitate the development of […]

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BioCentury: GigaGen aims to overcome supply limits, boost potency with recombinant convalescent sera substitute

GigaGen is developing polyclonal antibodies for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases that could be more potent and easier to supply than convalescent plasma. GigaGen Inc. plans to submit an IND for its COVID-19 treatment, GIGA-2050, by year-end. It calls GIGA-2050 a recombinant hyperimmune product, and said it is akin to recombinant convalescent sera. GigaGen showed […]

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Fierce Biotech: GigaGen’s polyclonal antibody against COVID-19 outperforms plasma in lab tests

Blood collected from survivors of COVID-19 has been used to identify antibodies against the disease, which have been turned into experimental drugs to fight it. But it’s not an easy process. So back in March, San Francisco startup GigaGen decided to test a technology it developed to rapidly identify disease-fighting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus […]

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BioSpace: GigaGen Publishes Data on New Recombinant Hyperimmune Drug Class as COVID-19 Therapy

Convalescent therapy has been touted as a fast, effective response to COVID-19, but a new therapy by GigaGen Inc. could be even more promising. GIGA-2050, a new class of drug called a recombinant hyperimmune, offers 100-fold higher potency than convalescent serum therapy. “GIGA-2050 is a mix of 12,500 different antibody sequences selected from 16 exceptional […]

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GigaGen Announces Publication of Research Describing a New Class of Drugs, Recombinant Hyperimmunes, Including its Novel COVID-19 Therapy, GIGA-2050

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, announced today a new submission to bioRxiv, titled, “Capturing and Recreating Diverse Antibody Repertoires as Multivalent Recombinant Polyclonal Antibody Drugs.” In this study, GigaGen presents a novel […]

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GigaGen to Present at the Inaugural LifeSci Partners Private Company Virtual Summer Symposium

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, today announced that it will participate in the LifeSci Partners Private Company Virtual Summer Symposium, taking place on August 4-5, 2020. Read the full press release.