Anti-SIRPα Antibodies: A Promising Avenue for Immunotherapy

Conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation have a significant downfall: while targeting cancerous tumors, they also damage healthy cells which can lead to undesirable patient side-effects. Despite high expectations at the onset, treatments using monoclonal antibodies have historically faced limitations. While attempting to discover why monoclonal antibodies were not performing as expected, researchers […]

Thank You for a Great 2017!

It’s hard to believe 2017 is coming to a close in just a few short days. What a year it has been! There have been many groundbreaking immunotherapy innovations this year. From the first-ever FDA-approved CAR-T cell therapy to the federal PACT initiative investing $215 million in immunotherapy research to countless other advancements, it’s incredible […]

New Evidence of Oxidative Burst in Neutrophils

Neutrophils are known for the oxidative burst released during phagocytosis, which demonstrates the intracellular killing mechanism that is key to the function of the immune system. Until now, we were not able to demonstrate this oxidative burst in our cryopreserved neutrophil products even though we knew they were capable of phagocytosis. Improved Isolation Methods Our […]

Ask A Scientist: How Does the Microenvironment Affect Dendritic Cell Function?

Dendritic cells (DCs) are a family of immune cells with a central role in directing and maintaining the balance of our immune system. On one end, DCs are efficient antigen-presenting cells and activators of immune effectors, such as T cells and B cells, in response to foreign bodies such as pathogens, mismatched tissue transplant, and […]

Vote for the Next Astarte Immune Cell Product!

Our new product pipeline has always been driven by customer demand. Now we’re giving you the chance to recommend our next new product! Is there an immune cell product that would make your job easier? One that would vastly improve or expand your research capabilities? Something that you’ve never been able to find? Let us […]

Ask A Scientist: Is There an Alternative Measure of Autoimmune Disease Activity?

Many autoimmune diseases are characterized by the presence of antibodies to normal proteins. For example, in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it’s typical to see antibodies to citrullinated peptides. In Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), antibodies to double-stranded DNA and other nuclear proteins are hallmarks of the disease. Physicians use these different antibody reactivity patterns to distinguish autoimmune […]

Astarte Biologics Earns Scientist.com Approved Supplier Status

The world’s largest life sciences companies often turn to established marketplaces to vet and verify suppliers of cell products and research services. Astarte Biologics was recently designated as an Approved Supplier by one of the most trusted marketplaces in the industry, Scientist.com. Read the press release. As an Approved Supplier, Scientist.com has verified that we […]