[Cytometry] question about antibodies stability
rhulspas at cytonomest.com
Mon Jul 20 10:22:50 EDT 2009
Although I think that it is more common (at least in the U.S.) that
companies simply send new antibodies, it is possible that you may not
have to worry about the quality of the antibodies in question. It would
be helpful if the company sent you data that supports their statements.
In any case, since you're required to do your own QA/QC for these
antibodies anyway (especially for clinical diagnostics) you may have
your own data before they've sent you theirs.
Here's some interesting and helpful recently published work:
Saper CB. A guide to the perplexed on the specificity of antibodies. J.
Histochem 2009; 57: 1-5.
Couchman JR. Commercial antibodies: The good, bad and really ugly. J.
Histochem 2009; 75: 7-8.
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