Monday, 7 March 2016

Red, blue and black kits for conjugation of antibodies and proteins to latex beads

Innova Biosciences, a specialist provider of bioconjugation products and services, today announced the launch of new red, black and blue 400nm LATEX conjugation kits. Innova Biosciences’ LATEX conjugation kits are one-step kits for the covalent conjugation of antibodies and proteins to specially treated latex beads, for use in the diagnostics field and across other applications.

The new conjugation kits are easy to use, and offer quick, effective conjugation of antibodies, proteins and peptides to latex beads, offering the potential to simplify and improve assay development while reducing development timelines. Additionally, as a variety of colours are available, the range enables multiplexing and therefore maximum flexibility in assay design. The kits are suitable for use in development of diagnostics, in lateral flow assays, and across a range of other applications, and are fully compatible with human serum.

Conjugation to latex particles using conventional methodology is complex and time-consuming, and typically requires extensive optimisation and relatively large quantities of antibody, with aggregation often a major problem associated with covalent conjugations, and extensive pH optimisation required for passive conjugation techniques.