Saturday, 9 May 2009

Monoclonal Antibody to Bird Flu Virus

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) monoclonal antibodies (mABS) specifically target the hemagglutinin molecule of three highly pathogenic avian influenza A subtypes (H5N1, H7N7 and H9N2). Monoclonal antibodies are immunological recognition proteins that bind to a single epitope on the antigen that was used in their development. Because they are clonal, these antibodies are highly specific reagents which can be useful for clean, high-definition detection of viral antigens by various methods.

These monoclonal antibodies are useful to show broad reactivity against specific hemagglutinins in ELISA assays using recombinant proteins. These products are provided as affinity purified protein from serum free culture supernatants, approximately 1 mg/ml in D-PBS with 0.02% sodium azide, 0.1 ml per vial. These antibodies have been rigorously tested and are ready-to- use.