ValitaSTABILITY cuts Stability Assessment by up to 70%
The ValitaSTABILITY assay allows for rapid, low cost stability assessment using ChemStress Fingerprinting. In trials at industry sites we have demonstrated that ValitaSTABILITY can be used to predict a clones stability status, and thus deliver significant benefits over existing technologies. Current methods of stability assessment involve multi-generational subcloning, which involves subcloning the same cell clone over 60-160 generations (days) with serial testing of IgG concentration over time. ValitaSTABILITY can determine clonal stability in just 24 days, through the generation of a ChemStress Fingerprint on day one and on day 24. The result is available on day 24. ValitaSTABILITY is 70% cheaper and 5 times faster than existing methods.
Determining instability in substantially shorter time than current tests
Significant reduction in subcloning required.
Reduced drug development time through a shortened stability testing protocol
Technology Platform: ChemStress Fingerprinting
The ChemStress plate simulates the biological and environmental stresses that a cell clone encounters in a bioreactor. Each of the wells of the ChemStress 96-well plate are pre-coated with multiple small molecule chemicals, which re-create the environmental and biological stresses of the bioreactor. Each chemical has been carefully selected to challenge a particular aspect of a cell clones biochemistry. Some of these challenges include: Nutrient Starvation; Oxidative Stress; pH, Osmolarity and Toxicity. For example, Brefeldin A inhibits protein transport and is a lactone antibiotic.
How to Generate A ChemStress Fingerprint
An individual cell clone is grown in the ChemStress plate for 3 days. After exposure to the chemical stressors, clonal growth and product titre are measured in response to each of the chemical stressors. This is read on a plate reader and analysed using the Valitacell software 'ValitaAPP'. ValitaAPP performs the analysis of a cell clones growth and titre profile using product-specific algorithms. This makes up a clone's ChemStresss Fingerprint, and this fingerprint is unique to an individual cell clone or a media batch.