Abcam develops primary antibodies that consists of polyclonals, monoclonals, flow cytometry antibodies, and conjugated antibodies. The polyclonals group of primary antibodies include those that detect antigens of immune systems of rabbits, mouse, goats, and chickens. Abcam’s monoclonals are antibodies that are associated with a specific epitope that is within an antigen. These antibodies include rabbit monoclonals, mouse monoclonals, rat monoclonals, and hamster monoclonals. Abcam’s flow cytometry antibodies are developed to work with a variety of cell targets. The company provides a flow panel selector that allows researchers to search their catalog of flow cytometry antibodies from their primary antibodies group. The conjugated antibodies are developed using the company’s own RabMab® technology. The process of developing these antibodies involves separating free dye to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio. Abcam provides primary antibody accessory kits and antibody and protein labeling kits.
Secondary antibodies are also part of the products that Abcam develops. These antibodies, called Alexa Fluor® conjugated secondary antibodies, have a variety of applications. These antibodies can be used for lgG subclasses to detect numerous target cellswhen there are no primary antibodies are unavailable.
Abcam offers researchers immunoassay kits and reagents that they can use for quantifying a variety of proteins such as cytokines. They offer ELISA kits as well as a proprietary kit called SimpleStep ELISA® The ELISA kits are suitable for rat, mouse, human, and a variety of other species. The SimpleStep ELISA kit is recommended for researchers who need fast quantification.
Abcam Antibodies provides services on their website to assist researchers. For guidance in choosing antibodies that are appropriate for specific experiments, the company provides a set of instructions that discuss using application, the nature of a sample, and species of the sample to determine the best antibodies to use. There is also guidance for choosing a secondary antibody and understanding flurochrome and chromogen labels.
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My other passions include grilling, wine tasting, and real food. To be honest, my biggest passion is flow cytometry, which is something that Carol and I share. My personal mission is to make flow cytometry education accessible, relevant, and fun. I’ve had a long history in the field starting all the way back in graduate school.