U-Protein Express, an ImmunoPrecise Antibodies Ltd subsidiary in Utrech, Netherlands, has won a victory after clinching an exclusive license from Stanford University to manufacture and sell a novel protein - Wnt surrogate Fc, a substitute for a protein known as Wnt.
Wnt proteins are involved in signaling cells to divide and develop and the Wnt surrogate can be used as a growth factor in cell culture for the growing of organoids.
The exclusive nature of the awarded license ensures that U-Protein is the single, global manufacturer and supplier to offer the Wnt surrogate Fc to the market.
“The surrogate can be used not only as a growth factor in cell culture media for the growing of organoids but also with other cell lines,” ImmunoPrecise said in its release. “With hundreds of research groups around the world culturing organoids, the market for the Wnt surrogate Fc is strong.”
ImmunoPrecise is an antibody discovery company, which offers an array of antibody services from target analysis to pre-clinical studies.
The company operates from laboratory facilities located in Victoria, British Columbia, in collaboration with its wholly-owned subsidiaries -- U-Protein Express B.V. and ModiQuest Research, Oss, which are both in the Netherlands.
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