BDI SUCCESS AT INVENT COMMERCIALISATION AWARDS 2014
In March 2014, Dr. Hui Fay Ma and Prof. Richard O’Kennedy received an Invent Commercialisation Award. This award was received for the licencing of DCU technology (recombinant antibody) to Integrated Magnetic Systems Ltd., a new ‘start-up’ company in Glasgow, Scotland. The antibody is a mouse anti-C-reactive protein (CRP) single chain variable fragment (scFv) antibody. Anti-CRP scFvs were selected from a mouse scFv library through phage display. The high specificity and affinity of these scFvs was demonstrated using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and surface plasmon resonance.