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affinity

1. similarity in structure, form, etc., between different animals, plants, or languages
2. Chem
a. the tendency for two substances to combine; chemical attraction
b. a measure of the tendency of a chemical reaction to take place expressed in terms of the free energy change.
3. Biology a measure of the degree of interaction between two molecules, such as an antigen and antibody or a hormone and its receptor

Affinity

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Astrologers use the term affinity to refer to compatibility between certain planets or signs. It is also used to denote attraction between people whose charts interact harmoniously and magnetically with each other.

affinity

[ə′fin·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The extent to which a substance or functional group can enter into a chemical reaction with a given agent. Also known as chemical affinity.
(computer science)
A specific relationship between data processing elements that requires one to be used with the other, where a choice might otherwise exist.
(immunology)
The strength of the attractive forces between an antigen and an antibody.
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Improvement of a recombinant anti-monkey anti-CD3 diphtheria toxin based immunotoxin by yeast display affinity maturation of the scFv.
AxioMx's unique platform of proprietary phage display libraries, Rapid Liquid Screening, and affinity maturation methods enables fast delivery of highly specific, high affinity, and reproducible recombinant antibodies that are optimized to work in a desired application.
Because the recombinant IgE and IgG4 antibodies exhibit identical affinities due to their identical scFv moieties, the set of antibodies may mimic the circulating antibodies after affinity maturation of IgG antibodies that may occur after SIT.
is an emerging biotechnology company with a proprietary biopharmaceutical drug pipeline and platform technology for human monoclonal antibody selection and affinity maturation.
The Platform, called ProCode, can be configured for monoclonal antibody selection, affinity maturation and library generation, for improving solubility and bioactivity of biopharmaceuticals, as well as identification and characterization of protein-protein interactions and discovery of protein drugs.
He has over 12 years of experience in drug discovery and development in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, focusing on therapeutic antibody discovery, humanization and affinity maturation, preclinical and clinical development.