Technology for image-based screening to enhance protein production

Principal Investigator: 
University: 
University of British Columbia
Department: 
Department of Mechanical Engineering

New medicines being developed to treat complex diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis are increasingly becoming large and complex molecules, such as proteins. These molecules must be produced using cells grown in a laboratory or production facility. A key bottleneck in the development of such new medicines is producing sufficient quantities of these molecules for various stages of rigorous testing to ensure safety and efficacy. This project will develop a technology to generate better producer cells in order to increase their productivity. This capability will dramatically reduce the timelines required to develop protein-based medicines, resulting in more available and cost-effective medicines for patients.

Host Institution: 
University of British Columbia
Research Location: 
University of British Columbia - Vancouver Campus
Year: 
2019