ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Ligand

A molecule or ion that is bound to protein; a small molecule that binds specifically to a larger molecule.

Publication Source: ISPE Baseline® Guide, Vol. 6: Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Facilities

Publication Date: 2004

Ligand

A molecule that can bind to another molecule in or on cells.

Publication Source: Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Publication Date: 1999

Ligand

(ICH Q3A (R2)) An agent with a strong affinity to a metal ion.

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