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Antibody Identity card


The selection of the appropriate antibody (Ab) for your research is currently challenging due to the high number of Abs sold by more than 300 companies that are accompanied by limited correct validation and characterization data. This makes it extremely difficult for the scientific community to choose the right Ab for their particular research area.

With this in mind, we have launched the Ab ID CARD initiative that is aimed to highlight the fact that every Ab has its own specific identity and it is essential to report the properties and performance of each individual antibody in its laboratory applications in a transparent and understandable way. The motivation behind this initiative is to share our practical experience of Ab validation and characterisation with other members of the research community (MAbs 2016, 27-36 2015, doi: 10.1080/19420862.2015.1100787 - PDF 1.1 MB).