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Antibodies validated specifically for western blotting

Scientists have struggled with antibody unreliability for decades because manufacturing standards and quality control vary widely among vendors, targets, and even among antibody lots. Now a new line of PrecisonAb Antibodies is rigorously validated for use in western blotting. Designed to offer a high degree of sensitivity, specificity, and reliability, the antibodies also come with complete validation data so researchers can accurately assess the antibodies’ performance before buying, and a positive control lysate so researchers can optimize the antibodies in their own labs. The manufacturer says these are the first of thousands of antibodies in the line it plans to release in order to help researchers improve their western blotting results.

The antibodies are screened using whole cell lysates from up to 12 different biologically relevant cell lines. Only antibodies that detect endogenous protein levels with high sensitivity and specificity are included in the product line. Each new lot is screened before release to ensure lot-to-lot reproducibility.

Benefits include trial sizes for all antibodies, detailed validation protocols and positive control lysates. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

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