New publication on non-animal affinity reagents

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New publication on non-animal affinity reagents

Contributor: Amy J. Clippinger, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd.

There is a growing concern about the lack of quality and reproducibility of animal-derived antibodies, which often show poor specificity or fail to recognize their targets. Time, money, and tens of thousands of animals could be saved, while improving the reproducibility of research, by replacing animal-derived antibodies with modern technologies, according to a recent review published in Biotechnology Advances by the PETA International Science Consortium titled “Modern Affinity Regents: Recombinant Antibodies and Aptamers.” The review addresses an interest shared by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the scientific community, and the general public to improve the reproducibility of biomedical research. Read more at: http://www.piscltd.org.uk/antibodies/