With more than 170,000 publications in 2016, inflammation remains a “hot” topic in today’s Life Science research (source: Google Scholar). Interestingly, ELISA kits are still one of the most popular tools for the accurate quantification of human cytokines involved in this biological process. Here, we review the 5 protein targets most studied by our clients, together with their favourite ELISA kits by RayBiotech in the field of inflammation.
Abnova offer a series of new monoclonal research antibodies to support the study of the Zika virus. These are available through tebu-bio across Europe. Let’s take a look at these monoclonals, 100% validated for immuno-assay applications.
The Picokine™ line of ELISA kits is the culmination of over 20 years of development. Today, I would like to tell you a bit more about this innovation by Boster for your ELISA tests. [Read more…]
Renal injury can sometimes be induced by drugs. Some examples of renal damage-inducing drugs include some widespread treatments, such as ß-Lactam antibiotics, bisphosphonates, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, aminoglycoside antibiotics, antineoplastic agents and radiocontrast agents.
Since 2008, both the FDA and the EMEA indicated that additional tests may be necessary to assess new drug safety and prevent from renal toxicity. Though these recommendations are voluntary, many pharmaceutical companies have started gathering data on nephrotoxicity biomarkers. [Read more…]
Breaking news for cancer researchers! We are pleased to have recently added innovative cancer Arrays to our product offer. You might tell me that there are a lot of new cancer arrays every year and it’s not really necessary to write a post about it… but read on and I’m sure you’ll share my enthusiasm!
Good news for the interferon domain this week with the launch of a new kit: the Verikine Human Interferon Gamma Receptor 1 (IFNGR1) ELISA Kit. This immunoassay provides researchers with a high quality product and excellent data reproducibility for this area.
For humans, IFN-α consists of a group of proteins that are greater than 85% homologous by amino acid sequence. A lot of individual human IFN-α subtypes have been identified and many have different properties. For the moment, we don’t know exactly why there are multiple IFN-α subtypes. A variety of studies suggested they possess overlapping but also unique sets of biological activities. Quantification of IFN is essential but usually methods don’t take account all IFN types. In this post, I would like to focus on a relevant ELISA kit to avoid this problem.
Believe it or not, some 20 years ago, performing an ELISA would take around 3 days. Now we are used to ELISAs that can be performed in one day, or even before lunch! (OK, sometimes before Spanish lunch times, which usually are at 14:00 or 15:00).
Fast ELISAs are a new step forward. By performing one washing step only, and through optimised protocols, results can be achieved in around 2.5 hours (this would really be before usual European lunch times… or mid-morning Spanish coffee)! [Read more…]