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Immuto’s Protein Footprinting Services Explained: Your Top 10 Questions Answered

Daniel Benjamin, PhD

CTO, Immuto Scientific Inc.

Protein footprinting is a powerful technique that has gained traction in the fields of protein characterization, drug discovery, and protein engineering. 

With its ability to shed light on protein higher-order structures and interactions, researchers are keen to leverage this method in their work.

However, many questions arise when diving into the world of protein footprinting. Having developed a novel and groundbreaking technology for performing hydroxyl radical protein footprinting, we address the top 10 frequently asked questions about protein footprinting services to help you better understand this technique and how it’s applied as a service.

1. What is protein footprinting?

Protein footprinting is the study of protein higher-order structure, protein-protein interactions, protein-small molecule interactions, conformational changes, and other aspects of the biomolecular structure is known as protein footprinting. 

This technique is helpful for various functions, such as protein characterization, medication discovery, and protein engineering.

2. Can you perform protein footprinting on my sample?

Yes, we offer protein footprinting analysis services on a fee-for-service basis for specific applications. We also welcome co-development partnerships for more cutting-edge applications, such as membrane protein assessment. Our team of experts can provide tailored solutions to meet your research needs. Contact us to start the conversation.

3. What services do you offer for protein footprinting?

We offer a wide range of services for protein footprinting, including:

  • Antibody/antigen paratope/epitope mapping
  • Binding-induced conformational change assessment
  • Protein/antigen structure verification for target characterization or immunization campaigns
  • Aggregation analysis for process development or manufacturing
  • Binding site mapping for small molecule target engagement

We also offer customized solutions to meet your specific research needs.

4. How can I pick the best protein footprinting service for my experiment?

The type of interaction you wish to explore, how specific the interaction is, and the kinds of biomolecules you utilize in the experiment all influence the technique you adopt. Taking into account your research goals and the characteristics of your sample, our specialists can help you choose the best strategy for your experiment.

5. How quickly can you perform the protein footprinting analysis?

The intricacy of the experiment and the sample size affect the turnaround time. Although projects can be accelerated to be finished in 2 weeks, they usually take 4 to 6 weeks. Throughout the project, our team will keep you updated on the status and give you new information on the anticipated end date.

6. How will I get my results?

A thorough report detailing the findings will be sent electronically or on paper. Raw data, charts, and other details are also available upon request. Our team will succinctly summarise the results, along with any pertinent conclusions and suggestions.

7. Do you offer any services for interpreting data?

Yes, your project report will contain a thorough analysis of the data along with recommended future steps. Our team of professionals will also help with data analysis and offer justifications for the findings at all times. We are dedicated to making sure that you comprehend the outcomes of your experiment and can utilize the information to further your research objectives.

8. How much do your protein footprinting services cost?

Depending on the complexity of the experiment and the sort of analysis done, different services have different prices. For a work scope and price quote, kindly contact us. We are dedicated to offering high-quality services that satisfy your research demands at competitive prices.

9. Can you verify that the outcomes are accurate?

We employ highly qualified scientists and adhere to strict quality control procedures to guarantee the correctness of our results. Because projects are set up as milestone payments, you only pay for results. The results of our team will always meet the highest scientific standards.

10. Is there a minimum sample requirement for protein footprinting?

The minimum sample requirement depends on the type of analysis performed, but typically 50 – 100 µg of input is required. Our team will work with you to determine the appropriate sample size based on your research objectives and the specific requirements of the experiment. We are committed to maximizing the amount of information that can be obtained from your sample while minimizing the amount of sample required.

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Daniel Benjamin, PhD

CTO, Immuto Scientific Inc.

Dr. Benjamin is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Immuto Scientific. As the CTO, Dr. Benjamin is responsible for leveraging Immuto’s technological resources and expertise to meet the needs of our customers. As one of the inventors of Immuto Scientific’s PLIMB (Plasma Induced Modification to Biomolecules) technology, Dr. Benjamin spearheaded the design, development, and engineering of the technology. His doctorate research work focused on development the PLIMB technology and proving its application for applications relevant to biopharmaceutical research.

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