Do Accelerated Antibody Production Protocols Work?

Given the increasingly fast pace with which research is conducted, it’s natural that scientists want to obtain a custom antibody as quickly as possible. This is a pressure felt by companies that develop custom antibodies and has led to the introduction of accelerated protocols that promise ready-to-use antibodies in as little as 28 days. Sadly,… Continue Reading

Do I Really Need a Monoclonal Antibody?

It isn’t uncommon that we receive requests to generate custom monoclonal antibodies. And while there are applications for which monoclonal antibodies are the best tool, we’ve found that many researchers mistakenly believe that monoclonal antibodies are automatically superior to polyclonal antibodies in all situations. The truth is that polyclonal antibodies are better research tools in… Continue Reading

Tips for Sending your Antigen

While details on how to prepare your antigen are provided in our Resources section, here are a few quick considerations to keep in mind to ensure that your antigen arrives safely at our facility: Please send the antigen in a Styrofoam container (no shipping envelopes) with ice packs or dry ice. Please wrap paraffin around… Continue Reading