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Ludger Ltd - Glycoprofiling expertise with a commitment to: Confidentiality. Quality. Consistency.

The glycosylation of proteins and lipids can influence both biological structure and function. As such control and measurement of glycosylation is a key step in the development of biotherapeutics. Ludger’s glycoprofiling technology and services can be used to monitor glycosylation throughout the drug development life cycle. This information can be used to support IND submissions for innovator and bio similar drugs, in the quality control of approved biopharmaceuticals and for Quality by Design (QbD) studies. By working closely with our clients we can identify appropriate analytical workflows that best fit their requirements. We also offer method transfer and training modules for clients who wish to perform glycoprofiling in their own laboratories.

The role of glycosylation in health and disease is an area of medical research that has gained considerable interest and is actively pursued at Ludger.Glycomics analyses seek to understand how glycans relate to particular biological events;this is enabled by the high throughput analysis of patient materials and the use of bioinformatics within our Research and Development Programmes.

Ludger’s Head Office, R&D, Analytical Glycoprofiling services and Production laboratories are located at the Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire, UK. Ludger also has a subsidiary office in Shanghai, China.

All work that Ludger performs is carried out in compliance with its Quality Management System (QMS) which is based on the ISO 9001:2008framework.

What we offer:

·        Glycoprofiling Technology

Ludger manufactures a comprehensive range of products for clients to use in their glycoprofiling workflows, and which are applicable to LC, MS, LC-MS, orCE.These can be used for ICH-compliant glycoprofiling of biopharmaceuticals throughout the drug development cycle.

·        Glycoprofiling Services

Ludger’s analytical glycoprofiling services utilise LC and MStostudy a wide range of therapeutic glycoproteins (to support QbD, clone selection, process optimisation, scale up and comparability studies). We can also transferoptimised methods to client laboratories.

Our services for glycan characterization include: sialic acid profiling (to compare levels of NeuAc (NANA) vs NeuGc (NGNA)),quantitative monosaccharide analysis, profiling ofN- and O-glycans by a range of orthogonal HPLC and MS methods and detailed exoglycosidase sequencing.We can also perform high throughput analysis of mAbs.

·        Research and Development

Ludger are involved in a number of innovative research programmes dedicated to improving glycan analysis for biopharmaceuticals, as well as Medical Glycomics and Precision Medicine.Projects include studies ofchronic diseases such as cancers and inflammatory conditions.Around half of our R&Dis funded by EU grants as part of collaborative research programmes (includingInnovate UK).


Culham Science Centre Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 3EB

Phone: +44 (0)1865 408554


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Monosaccharide and Sialic Acid analysis using Ludger products and services

Detailed glycan characterisation services by LC and Mass Spectrometry

Ludger technology to permit LC, MS or CE glycan analysis

Technical support and consultancy

High throughput Medical Glycomics for Precision Medicine