Antibody generation appears like a vast and daunting field. Terms such as polyclonal, monoclonal and recombinant make it seem to be overly technical. In this read, we show you a comparison of these antibody types.
Antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity is a key process of the immune system’s arsenal to ward off cancerous cells and infections. We show you important definitions and the ADCC mechanism in this post.
Big and small companies alike find value in outsourcing to contract research organizations (CROs). A CRO takes on research, development or production assignments, thus saving the sponsor time, cost and capacities. This article will give valuable pointers to the essential factors any company must consider when screening for CROs for recombinant antibody production.
This overview on recombinant antibodies will illuminate the basics of antibodies, antibody engineering, and antibody expression without going too deep into the underlying science. You will get an insight into what recombinant antibodies are, what they can be used for and how they are made.
Antibodies are reagents commonly used in biological and biochemical research – and it is no surprise that the popularity of artificially cultivated antibodies with antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) is consistently growing.
Cells derived from animals like Chinese hamster ovary cells have been cultured and manipulated for use in pharmaceutical compounds for decades. They form the vital basis of a vast number of applications and are perfect tools for research and development.