IPI is a non-profit research organization whose mission is to foster innovation in protein research, train the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs in protein science, forge new ties between academic and industry investigators, and bridge the missing link between genomics and therapeutics. IPI has built a high-throughput antibody discovery platform for developing open-source antibodies targeting the entire human extracellular proteome. This resource will produce critical tools, lead therapeutics, and technologies that empower academic and industry scientists, catalyze entrepreneurship, and accelerate drug discovery.

IPI will utilize the LSA instrument for rapid biophysical characterization of antibodies isolated from their synthetic yeast display library platform. IPI will also leverage the instrument’s unique capabilities to process antibodies against a wide panel of antigens to validate specificity and to select for species cross-reactivity. These are key metrics in generating open-source antibodies with broad usefulness to the scientific community engaged in basic research and drug discovery.