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The VIB Nanobody Core is based at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and was founded by the internationally reputed group which discovered the camelid heavy-chain antibodies and developed the Nanobody technology in the early 90’s, and has contributed to date to more than 400 Nanobody-related peer-reviewed publications in high ranking journals and the establishment of several biotech companies. The VIB Nanobody Core excellence is therefore nurtured by a devoted team of scientists internationally recognized as pioneers and major contributors to Nanobody technology and by the state-of-the-art facilities such as: 1) Animal facilities to accommodate alpaca, llama, mouse and rabbit. 2) Octet and BIACORE T200 for binding constants analysis. 3) Uncle machine to study protein stability and assembly state, and for formulation optimization. 4) AKTAxpress for Nanobody purification. 5) FACS SorterBD Aria II for cell panning. 6) FACS analyserBD Canto II for the analysis of Nanobody-cell receptor interactions. 7) Confocal and fluorescent microscopes.

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