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ENPICOM partners with Erasmus University Medical Center in effort to advance research of nanobodies against cancer

ENPICOM, a bioinformatics software solutions provider, will collaborate with Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, to identify and develop nanobodies against cancer by utilizing ENPICOM’s immune repertoire data analysis services and software solutions.

“We selected ENPICOM to support our project because of their unique software that is specifically designed for antibody discovery workflows and their ability to operate as an extension of our team,” said project lead Dr Guido Jenster, professor of Experimental Urological Oncology at Erasmus MC. “By combining the strengths of our team and ENPICOM’s expertise, we are well-positioned to make significant progress in our pursuit of discovering novel cancer therapeutics.”


The collaboration is funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs by means of the PPP Allowance made available by the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health to stimulate public-private partnerships.

“We are excited that Erasmus MC, a distinguished leader in cancer research, has chosen ENPICOM to advance the frontier of nanobody-based treatments,” said Paul van der Velde, CEO at ENPICOM. “Nanobodies hold immense potential as a transformative tool in cancer therapy.”

Compared to traditional antibodies, nanobodies are much smaller, enhancing tissue penetration and tumour infiltration. Moreover, nanobodies tend to have longer CDR3 regions, enabling them to better recognize hidden epitopes. Their simple single-chain structure also grants nanobodies greater stability and ease of production and engineering. ENPICOM’s IGX Platform is specifically designed to analyze antibody sequencing data and discover a diverse set of developable candidates. The software seamlessly integrates sequence and experimental assay data, allowing for efficient cluster, phylogenetic, and display enrichment analyses in a secure and scalable environment. Moreover, to ensure the best antibody candidates are selected for follow-up studies the platform enables high-throughput structural modelling of antibodies to accurately identify and annotate exposed liabilities. This makes it a powerful solution to streamline any antibody discovery workflow and easily identify the best antibody candidates for further development.

In addition to the IGX Platform, ENPICOM offers full-service immune repertoire sequencing and analysis in collaboration with Cerba Research. ENPICOM also offers ondemand repertoire analysis and custom development to support non-standard R&D – a solid combination of immunology, bioinformatics and software engineering to take on anything touching adaptive immune repertoires.