FOURTH US PATENT GRANTED TO TGR BIOSCIENCES

Globally recognised Australian biotech company, TGR BioSciences, has today announced the award of its fourth US Patent, covering extended aspects of its innovative CaptSure™ immunoassay technology, known to be faster and more sensitive than its competitors.

This fourth US Patent (9,778,252) follows three recently acquired US Patents (9,261,500 in 2016, 9,086,407 in 2015, and 9,476,874 in January 2017) granted to TGR BioSciences’ CaptSure™ technology, which has a wide range of potential applications, from clinical diagnostics to the detection of plant diseases.

The US Patent specifically encapsulates the application of TGR’s CaptSure™ technology, which is a revolutionary antibody immobilization system, to TGR’s SureFire Ultra bead-based detection system.

Chief Scientific Officer at TGR, Dr Antony Sheehan, said that the granting of this patent will secure TGR’s intellectual property surrounding SureFire Ultra, and as such, will provide greater opportunities for expanding the application of the technology globally.

“The addition of CaptSure™ technology to our SureFire Ultra assay system will greatly enhance capabilities for our clients to develop new drugs for curing disease,” Dr Sheehan said.

“We expect the granting of this US Patent to further encourage the use of this technology across many fields.

“The use of SureFire Ultra with CaptSure™ in both research and development, as well as drug development programs around the world is expanding, and so directly contributing to the global effort for improving health outcomes.”

CaptSure™ technology is adaptable to a variety of testing formats, including: ELISA, beads and lateral flow. It provides greatly reduced manufacturing costs and rapid product development times and this US Patent consolidates TGR’s position as major player in the international biotechnology industry.

Established in 2001, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is a private company located in Adelaide, Australia. TGR provides innovative solutions for biological research applications, with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry and immunoassay design. TGR’s high quality products have been used successfully in drug discovery programs around the world.

TGR ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH US LIFE SCIENCES COMPANY

Adelaide-based biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences, has today announced a license agreement with United States based Life Sciences company, Cell Signaling Technology. It’s the fourth license agreement signed since TGR was granted the first of several US Patents for its innovative CaptSure™ immunoassay technology in late 2015.

The license agreement with Cell Signaling Technology will provide non-exclusive access to TGR’s CaptSure™ technology, as well as proprietary antibody tagging and conjugation knowhow for the development of single-target plate-based immunoassays, such as ELISA assays.

Anne Hinton, CEO of TGR BioSciences, said that the license agreement would bring the two companies closer together and enable further collaboration.

“The association of TGR with Cell Signaling Technology brings together two privately owned and operated companies with complementary expertise,” she said.

“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Cell Signaling Technology further, through the combination of our resources”.

In comparison to conventional assays, which usually involve three separate incubations over several hours or more, CaptSure™ technology only requires a single incubation period and can be performed within an hour, without compromising sensitivity or quality.

The simple and robust format of CaptSure™ greatly reduces the costs of labour in medium and high-throughput screening laboratories and delivers more flexibility for planning of QA/QC operations to the industry. Therefore, CaptSure™ technology is the new gold standard for high-throughput immunoassay technology development around the world.

Cell Signaling Technology’s Chief Scientific Officer, Roberto Polakiewicz, said that CaptSure™ technology will be a welcome addition to their product line, due to its speed and accuracy.

Established in 2001, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is a private company located in Adelaide, Australia. TGR provides innovative solutions for biological research applications, with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry and immunoassay design. TGRs high quality products have been used successfully in drug discovery programs around the world.

US PATENT BROADENS TGR IMMUNOASSAY APPLICATION

Australian biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR), has today announced the issuance of its third US Patent covering extended aspects of TGR’s innovative CaptSure™ immunoassay technology, including the use of non-antibody binding agents.
The issuance of this third US Patent (9,476,874) follows two recent US Patents (9,261,500 in 2016 and 9,086,407 in 2015) granted to TGR BioSciences’ CaptSure™ technology, which provides a new rapid process to develop and manufacture testing systems across a variety of industries, including diagnostics, drug discovery and life science research.
Director of Business Development at TGR, Dr Michael Crouch, said that the possession of three US Patents has broadened the scope of TGR’s protected technology, which will allow the growing biotechnology company to access more markets and provide solutions to further challenges.

“With this US Patent protection our CaptSure™ technology can now reach a larger application base across industries, providing new benefits to a range of companies around the world, including clinical and plant diagnostics providers,” Dr Crouch said.

“These high value applications will not only benefit researchers, manufacturers and industry, they will also contribute to society as a whole, as the technology will provide faster, more accurate and lower cost diagnostic testing.

“CaptSure™ technology is adaptable to a variety of testing formats, including: ELISA, beads and lateral flow, and provides greatly reduced manufacturing costs and rapid product development times – this Patent consolidates TGR’s position as major player in the international biotechnology industry.”

Established in 2001, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is a private company located in Adelaide, Australia. TGR provides innovative solutions for biological research applications, with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry and immunoassay design. TGR’s high quality products have been used successfully in drug discovery programs around the world.

TGR BioSciences Now Offers Alpha SureFire® Ultra™ Multiplex

TGR BioSciences is proud to announce the global availability of Alpha SureFire® Ultra™ Multiplex, the first homogeneous multiplexing assay kit for phosphoprotein research. The new kits combine PerkinElmer Inc.’s highly sensitive and homogeneous Alpha (Amplified Luminescent Proximity Homogenous Assay) detection chemistry with TGR’s patented CaptSure™ technology to allow the measurement of two targets in each assay well in a mix-and-read format. The portfolio is available exclusively through PerkinElmer.

This powerful combination of technologies means double the data information per assay point, with the potential for users to mix-and-match target selection for the dual measurement from the expanding list of PerkinElmer’s AlphaLISA® SureFire® Ultra™ research kits.

The first products on-market are phospho/total assay kits. Measuring endogenous cellular phosphoproteins plus the total levels can now be achieved in all types of cellular extracts, including cultured cells, tissue lysates, and in samples containing high levels of antibodies. Such samples include those where antibody biotherapeutics are being evaluated for efficacy.

TGR plans to continue integrating PerkinElmer technology to expand the portfolio to measure two phosphoproteins at the same time. The ground-breaking assay system provides not only high sensitivity, speed and simplicity, but also the potential for user-defined target selection.

Please visit www.tgrbio.com or www.perkinelmer.com for more information and to view the full product listing.

TGR ANNOUNCES SECOND US PATENT GRANTED FOR IMMUNOASSAY TECHNOLOGY

TGR BioSciences is pleased to announce the issuance of its second US Patent in six months, covering key aspects of TGR’s innovative immunoassay technology, including TGR’s CaptSure™ products.

TGR’s technology accelerates and simplifies immunoassay procedures, and is applicable to many areas of biology, including life sciences, clinical diagnostics, and plant disease detection.

The issuance of US Patent (9,261,500) comes just six months after TGR BioSciences’ CaptSure™ technology was granted a US Patent (9,086,407) and covers additional aspects of TGRs CaptSure™ products including its ELISA and bead-based offerings.
The combination of the two Patents gives TGR exclusive rights to licence its technology to researchers and manufacturers around the world.

TGR’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Antony Sheehan, said that TGR’s innovative technology enables not only faster, easier, and more versatile assays, but also significantly reduces manufacturing costs.

“These advantages translate to a very high value technology for TGR and increased benefits for the industry,” Dr Sheehan said.
“In addition to our existing CaptSure™ products this Patent allows us to expand our technology offer to include other assay formats including microfluidics products.

“In each case, the benefits of faster, easier and lower cost assays can be delivered to a variety of market segments, including clinical diagnostics, drug development, and agriculture.”

As opposed to conventional multi-incubation and multi-wash immunoassays, TGR’s CaptSure™ technology format requires only a single incubation and wash step — made possible by incubating the sample with both ‘capture’ and ‘detector’ antibodies at the same time.
“Our CaptSure™ technology has become the ‘gold standard’ immunoassay in partner laboratories and biomedical companies around the world,” Dr Sheehan said.

“The award of this additional patent means we can now broaden our partnerships with other bio-manufacturing companies and laboratories to expand the use of this technology.”

TGR BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH PRIME DIAGNOSTICS

Adelaide-based biotechnology company, TGR BioSciences, has today announced its second European license agreement since being granted a US Patent for its innovative CaptSure™ technology immunoassay earlier this year.

The license agreement with Prime Diagnostics, a developer of high-quality diagnostics, technologies and services for the agricultural sector, part of Wageningen UR in the Netherlands, will provide Prime Diagnostics with non-exclusive access to TGR’s CaptSure™ technology for use in its immunoassay products for the agricultural sector.

Under the agreement, TGR will also provide antibody conjugation services, which will allow Prime Diagnostics to access TGR’s proprietary antibody tagging and immobilisation technology.

Anne Hinton, CEO of TGR BioSciences, said that the license agreement would bring the two companies closer together and enable further collaboration.

“The association of TGR with Prime Diagnostics brings together two companies with complementary expertise,” she said.

“We look forward to expanding our relationship with Prime Diagnostics further, through the combination of our resources.”

In comparison to conventional assays, which usually involve three separate incubations over 2-3 days or more, CaptSure™ technology only requires a single incubation period and can be performed within an hour, without compromising sensitivity or quality. The simple and robust format of CaptSure™ greatly reduces the costs of labour in medium- and high-throughput screening laboratories and delivers more flexibility for planning of QA/QC operations to the industry. Therefore CaptSure™ technology is the new gold standard for high-throughput immunoassay technology development around the world.

Mrs. Jose van Beckhoven, Product Manager, Prime Diagnostics said that CaptSure™ technology is a welcome addition to their product line, primarily due to its speed and accuracy.

“Our tests, using CaptSure™ immunoassays to find key plant virus targets, have shown the TGR system to be sensitive and fast.”

“Prime Diagnostics is very pleased to be an early adopter of this technology to bring next-generation products to the potato, horticultural and ornamental industry for virus and bacteria detection.”

Established in 2001, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is a private company located in Adelaide, Australia. TGR provides innovative solutions for biological research applications, with expertise in cell biology, biochemistry and immunoassay design. TGRs high quality products have been used successfully in drug discovery programs around the world.

TGR BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES US PATENT GRANTED FOR ‘GOLD STANDARD’ IMMUNOASSAY TECHNOLOGY

TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is pleased to announce the award of patent protection for a faster and more sensitive immunoassay. The assay has a wide range of potential applications, from clinical diagnostics to the detection of plant diseases.

TGR’s CaptSure™ technology was granted a US Patent (9,086,407) on 21 July 2015, giving TGR exclusive rights to licence the technology to researchers and manufacturers around the world.

Director of TGR, Dr Michael Crouch, said that CaptSure™ technology improves the performance of standard immunoassays by providing a shorter incubation period without compromising sensitivity or quality.

“CaptSure™ improves both the speed and accuracy of these immunoassays by reducing the number of steps required to carry out a test — this results in less interference when measuring complex samples,” he said.

As opposed to conventional multi-incubation and multi-wash immunoassays, TGR’s CaptSure™ technology format requires only a single incubation and wash step — made possible by incubating the sample with both ‘capture’ and ‘detector’ antibodies at the same time. This reduces the overall assay time significantly compared to conventional assays.

In addition, the CaptSure™ technology also greatly reduces the costs of manufacturing these tests, by simplifying test development as well as reducing the amount of core reagents required.

The award of this new patent means TGR can now broaden its partnerships with other bio-manufacturing companies and laboratories to expand the use of CaptSure™ technology.

TGR BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH DSMZ FOR PLANT VIRUS DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (TGR) is pleased to announce a license agreement with one of the largest biological resource centers in the world, the Leibniz Institute DSMZ.

With a major focus on plant virus resistance and diagnostics, particularly in an agricultural setting, its license with TGR BioSciences will provide DSMZ with non-exclusive access to TGR’s CaptSure™ technology for use in plant virus immunoassays.

Based in Braunschweig, Germany, DSMZ is not only Europe’s most comprehensive bio-resource center, with a collection of almost 40,000 items from human and animal cell lines to plant cell lines and viruses, it is also a state-of-the-art research institute.

Under the agreement, TGR will also provide antibody conjugation services, allowing DSMZ to access TGR’s proprietary antibody tagging and immobilisation technology.

Anne Hinton, CEO of TGR BioSciences, said that the license agreement shows the breadth of interest in TGR’s CaptSure™ technology, due to its broad application across a number of research fields.

“The use of CaptSure™ technology for virus detection in the agricultural sector provides unequivocal evidence of the broad utility of this immunoassay,” Ms Hinton said. “We are very pleased to be working with DSMZ in this important application.”

In comparison to conventional assays, which usually involve three separate incubations over 4-6 hours, CaptSure™ assays require only a single incubation period and can be performed within an hour, without compromising sensitivity or quality.

CaptSure™ technology also greatly reduces the costs of manufacturing these tests, by simplifying development and the amount of core ingredients required — making it the new gold standard for immunoassay technology development around the world.

Dr Wulf Menzel, Group Leader, Plant Virus Department at DSMZ said that after extensive testing, CaptSure™ technology was by far the most efficient immunoassay for their applications.

“We have extensively tested TGR’s CaptSure™ technology for our application in detecting several plant viruses,” Dr Menzel said.

“It has allowed us to produce assays with significant acceleration in speed, enabling efficient manufacturing for the development of kits for our large client base.

“We look forward to working closely with TGR in the future as we expand our assay base with CaptSure™ technology – we are planning to offer this new technology soon to the plant virus diagnostics sector under the name B-Fast ELISA”.

CONTACT:

TGR BioSciences
General Enquiries
Thebarton, SA, Australia
E. info@tgrbio.com

Leibniz Institute DSMZ
Plant Virus Department
Braunschweig, Germany
E. plantvirus@dsmz.de