Department of Internal Medicine Erasmus MC

We were fortunate to partner with Dualsystems Biotech AG to discover cell-surface targets for the short-peptide ligand we had been working on for several years. We decided to try the LRC-TriCEPS approach to identify cell-surface binding partners for the ligand after several earlier aborted attempts using different techniques. Using LRC-TriCEPS we have identified targets that we have now been able to verify functionally and biochemically using other methods. It was a pleasure to work with Dr Paul Helbling and his team who were extremely helpful guiding us through the experimental process and assisting with analysis of the data. We were impressed by the quality of the data and the ease with which we were able to run the study.

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Laboratory of Metabolism and Reproduction
Department of Internal Medicine
Erasmus MC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Seoul National University

“I have used many binding assays and was in the verge of giving up. Then I have contacted Dr. Paul Helbling and his group. The LRC-TriCEPS experiment was effective and let us go over the obstacle we had during the project. We look forward to using TriCEPS in the future”.

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Chung Hwan Cho, Ph. D. candidate
Environmental Health Microbiology Laboratory
Department of Environmental Public Health
Seoul National University

Immuno-Oncology Discovery from Bristol-Myers Squibb published in Nature

„Vista is an acidic pH selective ligand for PSGL-1“

Identification of a new immune-oncology drug target using the LRC-TriCEPS platform on primary human T-cells.

The University of Oklahoma – Health Sciences Center

I was very pleased with my collaboration with the team at Dualsystems. We had to work with difficult cells and the team helped us develop modifications to the original protocol to be able to use the TriCEPS approach with our cells. The whole team was very responsive, involved, and knowledgeable and this led to a successful identification of a receptor for our ligand of interest. We have since then confirmed the interaction and we are now getting ready to publish this study, which will have implications in the treatment of ocular injuries.

Anne Kasus-Jacobi, PhD
Associate Professor of Research
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

CuroNZ Ltd

The team from DualSystems Biotech AG has been extremely helpful in delivering scientific advice for CuroNZ’s target identification journey. The quick turnaround time and the precision of NRP2945’s target identification in regard to the utilization of their TRICEPS technology impressed us very much. Meanwhile we could identify another NRP2945 receptor target that was identified by DualSystems as being recruited to the NRP2945-activated membrane receptor complex. An absolute pleasure to work with Paul Helbling’s team.

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Frank Sieg, PhD
CSO
CuroNZ Ltd
Mangawhai in New Zealand

University of Pittsburgh

It was a pleasure working with Paul Helbling and his team. I was impressed by their attention to detail, and optimization of all cell conditions to produce the most reliable possible results. They kept me informed at every stage of the process and shared data as soon as they were able to. Using their LRC-TriCEPS platform, we were able to follow leading candidates as binding partners for our cardiac targeting peptide and identified the most likely binding partner.

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Maliha Zahid, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departement of Developmental Biology
University of Pittsburgh

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

I was very pleased with my collaboration with the team at Dualsystems. We had to work with difficult cells and the team helped our lab develop modifications to the original protocol to be able to use the TriCEPS approach with our cells. The whole team was very responsive, involved, and knowledgeable and this led to a successful identification of a receptor for our ligand of interest. We have since then confirmed this interaction and we are now getting ready to publish this study, which will have implications in the treatment of ocular injuries.University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center-Logo

 

Anne Kasus-Jacobi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Biomedical Research Institute

PUBLICATION:  Li Z, Zeppa JJ, Hancock MA, McCormick JK, Doherty TM, Hendy GN, and Madrenas J.  Staphylococcal Superantigens Use LAMA2 as a Coreceptor To Activate T Cells. J Immunol. 2018; 200: 1471-1479.

The identification of a T cell co-receptor for staphylococcal superantigens had been challenging due to the structural features of the interaction and its kinetics.  However, working with Dualstystems Biotech AG, and with Dr. Paul Helbling in particular, and using the LRC-TriCEPS technology, we were able to identify a candidate that was subsequently corroborated by biochemical and functional assays.   We are very happy with this collaboration , and sincerely recommend it for the identification of novel receptor or co-receptor candidates.LABioMed-Logo(Quim) Madrenas, MD, PhD, FCAHS
Chief Scientific Officer
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, USA

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

“With the help of the team at Dualsystems we confirmed a potential receptor which has lead to a Nature paper submission and successful funding of a research grant. The LRC-TriCEPS experiment was straightforward and the process was cost effective. We look forward to using TriCEPS in the future.”QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute LogoAnita Burgess  |  PhD
Hepatic Fibrosis Group
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine

We are very pleased with the experience and interaction on very high professional level with Dualsystems Biotech. As a result of such collaboration the new receptor MUC5B was identified in human chondrosarcoma cells for the first time for antiproliferative neuropeptide PRP-1. Read more
I would like to thank once again the company and, particularly, Dr Helbling for his attention and collaboration.
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Research associate professor
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic surgery
Miami, Florida, USA