Confo Therapeutics develops Megabodies
VUB spin-off Confo Therapeutics now works with larger structures of antibodies (Megabodies) to develop medicines faster. The Megabodies are an invention of professor Jan Steyaert (VUB-VIB).
At the International Center for Bio Electron Cryogene Microscope (BECM) at the VUB campus, he uses a cryo-EM microscope that clearly maps the atoms of the proteins. With this special microscope, the structures of the proteins can be adjusted, allowing him to make the larger structures.