SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, and a subsidiary of Grifols, announced today publication of research, titled, “Single cell transcriptomics reveals the effect of PD-L1/TGF-β blockade on the tumor microenvironment,” in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Biology. The preclinical data describes potential new avenues to overcome resistance to anti-PD-L1 therapies.

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, and a subsidiary of Grifols, announced today publication of research, titled, “Generation of recombinant hyperimmune globulins from diverse B cell repertoires,” in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Biotechnology. The data describes GigaGen’s proprietary technology for the production of a new class of antibody drug, “recombinant hyperimmune globulins,” which include its novel COVID-19 therapy, GIGA-2050. This program recently received an Investigational New Drug (IND) approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the initiation of a Phase 1 clinical trial. A previous version of the data was made available through bioRxiv.

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GigaGen, a biotechnology company advancing transformative antibody drugs for immune deficiency, infectious diseases, transplant rejection and checkpoint resistant cancers, and a subsidiary of Grifols, announced today that it will present an abstract in a poster session at the 2021 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting, which is being held on April 10-15 and May 17-21.

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BARCELONA, Spain, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Grifols (MCE: GRF, MCE: GRF.P;NASDAQ: GRFS), a global healthcare company with a proven track record of more than 100 years dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide, today announced the closing of its agreement with GigaGen Inc. to acquire its remaining 56% share capital for USD 80 million.

GigaGen is a U.S. biotechnology company specialized in the early discovery and development of recombinant biotherapeutic medicines. GigaGen’s research focuses on discovering new biological treatments based on antibodies derived from millions of immune system cells obtained from donors.

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GigaGen Inc., the leading innovator in massively high-throughput immune repertoire single-cell sequencing and protein expression, today announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million Phase II grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Phase II grant was awarded through the NIH Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program in from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The grant supports development of natural repertoire recombinant intravenous immunoglobulin (rIVIG) “hyperimmunes” against common pathogens for patients with primary immune deficiency (PID).

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GigaGen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody therapies, today announced that David Johnson, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, will present on the discovery of unique and functional antibodies utilizing Surge technology at the 14th Annual PEGS Summit. Dr. Johnson’s invited podium presentation is titled “Discovery of High-Affinity Human PD-1 and LAG-3 Antibodies Using Novel Microfluidic and Molecular Genomic Methods” and will take place during the Engineering Antibodies conference at 11:25 a.m. EDT on May 2, 2018, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Mass.

 

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GigaGen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody therapies, will be presenting the findings of its research on novel approaches to antibody development and T cell discovery for diseases of immune dysregulation at two upcoming Keystone Symposia conferences. The first conference, “Emerging Cellular Therapies: T Cells and Beyond,” will take place Feb. 11-15 in Keystone, Colo., and the second, “Antibodies as Drugs: Translating Molecules into Treatments,” will be held Feb. 25-March 1 in Whistler, British Columbia.

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GigaGen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibody therapies, today announced the publication of preclinical data validating its Surge™ discovery platform to rapidly interrogate and screen mouse and human antibody repertoires. The findings appear in two separate studies published online in the peer-reviewed scientific journal mAbs and will be available in print in the upcoming issue.

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GigaGen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of novel antibody therapies, has published a study in collaboration with authors from a leading antibody drug developer that sheds new light on methods for increasing the success of antibody discovery in mice. The study, “A natively paired antibody library yields drug leads with higher sensitivity and specificity than a randomly paired antibody library,” is available online and will appear in the upcoming issue of the peer-reviewed scientific journal mAbs.

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GigaGen Inc., a biotechnology company with patented technology for discovery of T cell receptor (TCR) and antibody therapeutics from human immune repertoires, today announced a collaboration with Cellular Therapeutics Limited (CTL) to investigate TCR sequences in Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes (TIL) for therapeutic potential. CTL, based in Manchester, England, is an immuno-oncology company specializing in the use of autologous TIL to fight a range of cancers.

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