Product News: Innova Biosciences Launches the Second Part of the Go Direct! Campaign to Raise Awareness of Primary Antibody Labeling

23 Mar 2010

Direct labeling of antibodies greatly simplifies immunodetection techniques. Without the problems of crossover and/or non-specific binding from secondary reagents it is far easier to obtain high quality results in techniques such as flow cytometry, ELISA, Western blotting and immunohistochemistry. The Lightning-Link™ labeling range consists of over 40 different labels including enzymes, fluorescent proteins/dyes, tandems, biotin and streptavidin.

There are many benefits associated with direct labeling of a primary antibody:

• Eliminates the need for the use of secondary antibodies thus reducing the number of incubation and wash steps – saves both time and money
• In experiments whereby several antibodies are used simultaneously, cross species reactivity is not an issue as the primary antibodies can be labeled with different dyes
• Commercial sources often do not have the correct antibody conjugated to the required label. By directly labeling the antibody of interest yourself, this hurdle is easily overcome

For a timed demonstration video of the Lightning-Link™ antibody labeling process, please visit the Innova Biosciences website via the Company article page link top right of this page.