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Antibody engineering company opens UK research facility

F-star : 13 March, 2008  (Company News)
f-star, an antibody engineering company developing novel antibodies and antibody fragments, is to open a research facility in Cambridge, UK.
The facility will be located at the Babraham Research Campus, home to a number of biotech companies and close to the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), the major center for antibody engineering in Europe.

The research site will start operations on April 15, 2008. The group located in Cambridge will mainly be responsible for lead generation based on the company's Modular Antibody Technology as well as, in the future, for research related to the conduct of collaborative studies between f-star and its pharma and biotech partners.

f-star's Cambridge site will start with a small group of experienced researchers in the field. The research group will be headed by Lutz Riechmann, a senior researcher with over 20 years of experience in antibody research in Sir Gregory Winter's group at the LMB.

'We are excited to open up a lab at the epicenter of Europe's antibody research and development community and to utilise the large pool of talent and experience concentrated in the Cambridge area,' said Gottfried Himmler, chief executive officer.
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