The adaptive immune system employs an immensely diverse repertoire of lymphocyte receptors to recognize and neutralize foreign agents. Analyzing the composition of B- and T-cell receptors in vivo can provide insight into diseases and aid the development of biologics and vaccines. Surface display technology can also be used as a complementary or alternative approach to discover antibodies, including both antigen-binding (Fab) and single-chain variable fragments (scFv), targeted against an antigen.


Immunosequencing Options

Our suite of immunogenomics services provide next generation sequencing solutions for natural and recombinant antibody populations to achieve high-throughput analysis of diverse populations. Options include physical pairing of the VH/VL or α/β chains of each complex and non-physical pairing inferred through frequency analysis. Find the optimal solution for your project below.

Antibody Discovery
Method of Pairing Chain Sequences Sequence Target Applications
In vivo Immuno-Profiling Single-Cell

B-cell receptors (BCR)

T-cell receptors (TCR)

BCR/TCR repertoire

In vivo antibody

Hybridoma screening

In vitro Short-Read Amplicon
Long-Read Amplicon

fragments (Fab)

Single-chain variable
fragments (scFv)

In vitro antibody
discovery via surface

Immunosequencing Workflows


Perform bulk analysis of V(D)J sequences at the RNA level.

Short-Read Amplicon Sequencing

Assay the diversity of clones after bio-panning in surface display experiments. Heavy and light chains, amplified separately, are fully sequenced on the Illumina MiSeq platform. We offer the following NGS services for this approach:

Single-Cell Immuno-Profiling

Pair BCR and TCR chains at single-cell resolution using 10x Genomics™ technology.

Long-Read Amplicon Sequencing

Analyze clonal diversity after bio-panning via long-read sequencing technology. Heavy and light chains amplified together in a single PCR product are contiguously sequenced using the PacBio Sequel® platform. This approach physically pairs the sequences of the two chains.


An Optimized Approach to PBMC Isolation and Cryopreservation

The quantity and quality of isolated cells are critical to the performance of functional assays. In this tech note, we discuss the challenges associated with PBMC isolation and offer a robust workflow for PBMC isolation and cryopreservation leading to reproducible, high-quality results.

Tech Note: Achieving Phenotypic Profiling for Rapid Drug Discovery with High-Throughput Gene Expression Screening

High-throughput technologies are critical in performing phenotypic profiling for drug discovery applications. In this tech note, Azenta Life Sciences discusses the challenges associated with traditional approaches, such as microarrays and RNA sequencing, and offers an optimized assay to achieve high-quality phenotypic profiling at a reduced cost for rapid drug discovery.