Tranxenogen Announces Collaboration With Abbott

TranXenoGen, Inc. has signed a collaborative agreement with to evaluate TranXenoGen’s avian transgenic technology for production of a monoclonal antibody under development at the Abbott Bioresearch Center.

The avian transgenic technology allows for the expression of gene encoding of proteins from cells.

As a result, the technology can be used for high-volume production of monoclonal antibody products at a low cost.

launched its first pilot evaluation programs at the end of last year and will continue the program this year through its collaboration with the Abbott Bioresearch Center.

Steve Parkinson, president and CEO, commented: “We are pleased to be working with the Abbott Bioresearch Center, a world leader in the antibody development field.

We are focusing our efforts on an important application of our technology in the area of high- volume therapeutic proteins, such as monoclonal antibodies, which are large proteins typically manufactured in mammalian cell culture.”

TranXenoGen, Inc. specializes in the application of second-generation transgenic technology to the production of complex high-volume human therapeutic proteins in the egg albumin fraction of transgenic chicken eggs.

Abbott Bioresearch Center, (ABC), formerly known as BASF Bioresearch Center was acquired by on March 2, 2001 as part of its acquisition of the global pharmaceutical business of BASF Pharma, including the global operations of Knoll.

ABC is a state- of-the-art drug discovery and biologics manufacturing facility that has developed a number of fully-human monoclonal antibodies.