Translational Sciences

Dedicated scientific partnership and direct resources to advise, develop, and implement integrated bioanalytical and biomarker strategies and solutions for innovator development programs.


Choosing Immunologix

At Immunologix we are committed to team-based, peer reviewed science.  Our Translational Sciences team both leads our client consultations and provides expert advice and oversight of laboratory projects, fully vetting proposed strategies and technical solutions. This ensures that each client project receives full benefit of the diversity, breadth, and depth of our decades of experience in translational biomarker and bioanalytical strategies and regulatory interactions. Our team integrates these critical data sets, gaining deeper scientific insights that accelerate decision making for our clients drug development programs. 

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A Comprehensive, Scientific Approach

Delivering proven scientific strategies customized to meet the needs of your specific molecule, disease indication and stage of drug development

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  • Initial meeting with client to align on overall scope of project 
  • In collaboration with client, develop optimal TS integration model for first phase of project - ranging from hourly scientific consultation to fully integrated FTE model
  • Client provides pertinent background information, project status and highlights key challenges
  • TS pre-reads client provided information and performs literature review and strategic research as appropriate
  • Partnership: Hold deep dive meeting to address any outstanding questions; provide preliminary strategic, technical, and operational recommendations; align on key deliverables; set associated timelines 
  • Refinement of TS/Client team engagement model. e.g. adjust meeting frequency, information exchange preferences and overall TS integration model as needed to ensure flexible, timely support as the project progresses and evolves
  • Delivery on key milestones
  • Align and execute on final deliverables e.g. reports, slide decks, other documents
  • Hold wrap-up meeting to ensure client satisfaction and gather feedback for continuous improvement

Facing Challenges
and Delivering Solutions

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Customized for Your Molecule

  • Established track record of science-first bioanalytical and biomarker strategies that focus on specific needs of your molecule
  • Identifying key questions, facilitating go/no-go decisions and building robust scientific packages
  • Successfully driving therapeutic molecules from late discovery through approval and post-market phases

Influencing Regulatory Expectations

  • Extensive experience with regulatory interactions - authoring relevant sections of INDs, clinical protocols, BLAs and responses to regulators worldwide
  • SME support for face-to-face meetings with regulators
  • Routine engagement with regulators via podium presentations, panel discussions and webinars
  • Sought by regulators to provide training in fundamentals of LBA development & validation, grounded in clinical context
  • Improving drug development practices through robust scientific discourse with regulators that fosters partnership, mutual respect and learning

Leading the Science

  • Widely recognized strategic thought leaders in regulated bioanalysis and biomarker assay development, validation and implementation
  • Regularly serve as chairs, panelists, moderators and presenters at national and international meetings
  • Program development and leadership of industry-wide biomarker workshops
  • Creation of Immunologix webinar series to provide education and challenge status quo
  • Authors of multiple white papers in biomarkers and bioanalysis

Advantages of Team-based Consultation

  • Our scientific deliverables are fully vetted by our team of translational experts
  • Ensures that every project receives full benefit of our breadth and depth of expertise
  • Compared to a traditional individual consultant approach, our team collectively brings over 100 years of direct experience in translational biomarker and bioanalytical strategies, regulatory interactions and technical solutions

Customized Translational Sciences

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Translational Expertise When You Need It

Our partnership models are fully customizable for your needs, but typically fall into three broad categories that outline how our scientists integrate with client R&D teams

  • Fully-outsourced resource
    • Designed for clients that lack deep internal expertise in translational sciences
    • Fully integrated translational scientist sits directly on client project team and functions as internal resource
    • Delivers comprehensive translational support for therapeutic program
      • Develops molecule specific biomarker and bioanalytical strategies
      • Scientific oversight of assay development & validation and study sample analysis
      • Interpretation of study data and authorship of relevant documents for regulatory filings
  • Supplemental resource
    • Designed for companies with mature internal expertise but insufficient resources for rapidly growing portfolios and acquisitions
    • Can serve as fully integrated resource for individual drug programs or partner with internal resources on a subset of program deliverables
    • Provides senior level consultation and mentorship for internal teams
    • Enables flexible management of fluctuations in portfolio size
  • Ad hoc expertise
    • Designed for clients with specific, defined projects of limited scope or require higher level strategic advice
    • Individual or team consultations to address specific questions or challenges
    • Serve as Scientific Advisory Committee for biomarker and bioanalytical strategies
    • Provide a la carte strategic deliverables, such as immunogenicity risk assessments, development of ISI (integrated summary of immunogenicity) and integrated PK-PD-ADA strategies for characterizing presence and impact of NAbs
    • Flexibility provided by short-term, renewable contracts

Scientific Advisors

With their extensive drug development experience, our team has become deeply skilled at quickly driving to the critical questions and issues, allowing our clients to prioritize and focus on key activities and milestones that lead to robust decision making and efficient prosecution of their drug programs.

  • Team-based collaborations
    • Translational Sciences advisory board to provide depth and breadth of expertise
    • Team vetting of proposed strategies and feasibility for clinical implementation
    • Ensures your time and costs are optimized
    • Expertise covering all stages of drug development from research to post-market
  • Team Member Expertise
    • Each Translational Scientist brings >15 years direct drug development experience
    • Experience from multiple scientific environments - small and large Biotech, Pharma and CROs
    • Comprehensive scientific expertise: large molecule and nucleic acid bioanalysis, cell-based assays, biomarkers, cell & gene therapy

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