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Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC)

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Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Services to support your biologics development

What is an Antibody Drug Conjugate ?

The Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) therapeutic encompasses a technology based on specificity with targeted antibody and cytotoxicity. By using the specificity of the antibody, the ADC construct locally releases the drug on tumor cells expressing the antigen.

An ADC is composed of:

  • A mAb (human or humanized IgG1, IgG2, IgG4)
  • A linker (cleavable or non-cleavable)
  • A cytotoxic payload (microtubulin inhibitor or DNA damaging agent)

Unlike unmodified antibodies, an ADC must preferentially bind to tumor cells, internalize, and traffic to the appropriate intracellular compartment to release the payload

Parameters that can impact the pharmacological properties of ADC include:

  • The selection of the payload
  • The type of linker
  • The methodology for payload drug conjugation

Preclinical parameters to consider when developing an ADC

Oncodesign Services is a leading CRO specialized in Drug Discovery & Preclinical Development of biologics, including Antibody Drug Conjugate.

Our integrated solutions support the entire antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) product development cycle, from target validation to clinical trial. Our analytical platform includes multi parameters consideration during the ADC development, such as:

  • Validation of target expression
  • Binding capacity
  • Internalization and trafficking of lysosomes
  • Protease sensitivity
  • In vitro bystander killing assay
  • In vitro cytotoxicity activity
  • Evaluation of ADC mediated ADCP, ADCC and CDC (depending on nature of Ab)
  • MTTD determination
  • PK studies
  • DAR (Drug Antibody Ratio)
  • Biodistribution studies
  • Evaluation of metabolism (depending on payload)
  • In vivo antitumor activity
  • Safety
  • Mechanism of resistance


Oncodesign Services can help you in the choice of the linker thanks to its network of partners.


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