ABOUT

Alliance Protein Laboratories is a contract research firm specializing in biophysical analysis. We offer:

 

 

APL is a spin-off from the Protein Chemistry department at Amgen. It was founded in 1998 by Drs. Tsutomu Arakawa and John Philo. Our laboratory is located in the heart of the biotechnology cluster in San Diego, CA. Our clients include over 400 companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia as well as major universities and non-profit institutes. In July of 2017 APL became a division of KBI Biopharma.

 

OUR PEOPLE

Tsutomu Arakawa, Ph.D.

Vice President, R&D

 

Before co-founding APL in 1998 Tsutomu spent over 14 years in Protein Chemistry at Amgen as Research Scientist and Lab Head. His group was responsible for protein purification and characterization for discovery research and pre-formulation studies. While there he purified dozens of recombinant proteins and characterized their structure...

N. Karl Maluf, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

 

Before joining APL in 2013 Karl was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of Colorado Denver for 6 years, where he studied virus assembly and DNA-protein interactions via AUC, fluorescence, stopped-flow kinetics, and other biophysical, biochemical, and thermodynamic approaches...

John Philo, Ph.D.

Vice President, R&D

 

Before co-founding APL in 1998 John spent over 6 years in Protein Chemistry at Amgen, where his primary responsibilities were protein characterization using analytical ultracentrifugation, light scattering, and calorimetry. While there he pioneered new sedimentation velocity techniques appropriate for biotechnology products...

Huimin (Cynthia) Li, M.S.

Principal Scientist

 

Before joining APL in 2018 Cynthia spent almost 23 years at Amgen. During the 23 years at Amgen, she managed and executed numerous bioanalytical testing projects for molecule assessment of therapeutic protein candidates, protein high-order structure characterization, product comparability and similarity assessments...

WHY CHOOSE APL?

 
  • We've been doing this for over 18 years and have completed over 2,100 projects for 400+ clients world-wide.
     

  • At APL the experiments and data interpretation are done by recognized experts with extensive experience in these biophysical techniques, not by a technician, and on our own equipment, not in a university lab.
     

  • We've already worked with over 250 biotherapeutics and vaccines, including most of the major biotech products (cytokines, interferons, growth factors, scores of monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, viral vectors for gene therapy ...) and we have already been working with biosimilars for over 13 years. That collective experience helps us interpret our data, and can help get your product to the patients who need it!

 

 

If you are even thinking about using another company for biophysical analysis see questions you need to ask a biophysical lab.

Frequently asked questions

HOW DOES THE ONLINE BOOKING PROCESS WORK?


Once you have made your reservation, and paid a deposit for your tour, we will immediately issue you a receipt via email. You will also receive information on transportation, meeting instructions, contact information, and anything else relevant to you regarding your particular tour/excursion. Your receipt gives you admission - it must be presented upon arrival. At that time, you will pay your balance and you’re all set!




WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS OR MY SHIP DOES NOT DOCK?


Rain for extended periods of time is unusual in the Caribbean. When it does rain, sun showers last a short period of time. However, if it does rain excessively and a tour is cancelled OR you are unable you use your resort day pass, you are entitled to a 100% refund. If your ship does not dock for any reason, we will refund your deposit. * The resort reserves the right to NOT issue refunds once guests have paid the balance and entered the property.




WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE DAY PASS?


Included is access to the resort, beach and pools, restrooms, restaurants, bars, and WIFI. You are also allowed umbrellas, loungers, towels, non-motorized watersports. Unlimited food and drink is also included




WHAT ARE THE PRICES FOR CHILDREN?


Children up to 4 years old are free of charge. Children ages 5-11 years old are $60. Children 12 and over are considered adults.




WHAT FOOD OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MELIA?


The O'Grille Cafe* is just steps away from the beach. *menu is periodically updated at cafe Melia O’Grille Menu: • Salads Seafood Ceviche GF/HF/DF Crudité GF/HF Ocean Salad HF Quinoa Salad GF/V/HF/DF • Pizzas Veggie Pizza Pepperoni Pizza Margarita Pizza • Entrees Steak & Cheese Chicken Wings BBQ Chicken Wings Prime Burger Veggie Panini • Pasta & Fish Penne Rigate Pesto Linguini with Cream Sauce, Pomodoro CF Grilled Mahi Mahi & Lemon Vinaigrette GF/HF/V/DF Beer Battered Tilapia V: Vegetarian / Vegetariano DF: Dairy Free / Sin Lactosa CR: Chef’s Recommendation / Recomdacion del Chef GF: Gluten Free / Sin Gluten HF: Heart Friendly / Corazon Saludable




WHAT ACTIVITES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MELIA?


There is a beach vendor offering the following: Beach Jet-Ski Prices* 4 Stroke 30 mins $100.00 45 mins $140.00 1 hour $170.00 2 Stroke 20 mins $60.00 30 mins $80.00 45 mins $120.00 1 hour $150.00 • Parasailing Riders $10.00 Single $80.00 5-10 mins Double $160.00 10-15 mins • Banana Boat $35.00 Per Person *Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and Discover are usually accepted. Card payment subject to change by owners of the Jet Ski rental company.