Binding Decisions: Designing the Optimal Custom Antibody

Commercially available antibodies may lack the functionality or specificity required for a given application, such as Western blotting or immunohistochemistry, and for this reason labs may opt for custom antibody solutions. Users can choose between monoclonal antibodies and polyclonal antibodies, depending on the application for which the antibody will be used. In addition to application, important considerations include whether the antibodies will be generated against a peptide or a full-length protein, and whether the antibody will meet your needs.

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