Velabs is a leading pioneer in microfluidics-based technologies for functional screening of antibodies. Our high-throughput screening platform allows for testing millions of correctly paired fully natural IgGs from humans and mice for therapeutic effects, rather than just for binding. Rare functional hits are readily identified, which might be laborious or even impossible using other technologies. Velabs’ antibody screens can thus significantly and competitively shorten pre-clinical development.
Velabs has pioneered the use of droplet microfluidics for the screening of antibodies that do not just bind to a drug target, but rather modulate its function.
Velabs technology is based on the direct screening of B-cell repertoires from mice and humans, which offers manifold advantages:
Velabs primarily aims at partnering with pharma companies in order to shorten the usual delay in preclinical hit generation and validation from several months or years to significantly shorter times.
Any partnering process with Velabs will speed up the discovery of efficient antibodies with almost no side effects.
Christoph Antz, Ph.D.
Christoph is an experienced company executive and former venture capital manager in the fields of life sciences with special focus on drug development (small molecules and biologicals), diagnostics and instrumentation.
Christoph A. Merten, Ph.D.
Christoph is a principal investigator at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.
Anna Pryszlak, Ph.D.
Anna is a researcher specialized in medical biotechnology with a strong background in microbiology and microfluidics.
Nachiket Shembekar, Ph.D.
Nachiket has a background in immunology and microbiology with strong expertise in antibody discovery platforms such as hybridoma and phage display technology.
Jessica is a research associate with a background in molecular biology, microbiology and immunology.
Anja is a research associate with experience in lab management and a background in cell-, cancer- and microbiology.
David is an engineering graduate with a background in electronics and software.
Donnacha Neil Fitzgerald
Donnacha is a pharmacy graduate with a research background in microfluidics, the microbiome and synthetic biology.
Prof. Hans-Georg Rammensee, Ph.D.
Hans-Georg Rammensee was appointed Chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Tübingen in 1996, after spending three years as Head of the Tumor-Virus-Immunology Section of the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.
Jesper Zeuthen, Ph.D.
Jesper is a graduate in molecular biology from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He subsequently was a research fellow at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and ass. professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Jesper has published more than 200 scientific publications and is an inventor on several patents.