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Competition winners celebrate Abcam's tenth anniversary

In October, we ran a competition to celebrate Abcam's tenth anniversary, offering the chance to win three prizes: a day out for your lab, a meal for your lab, and a basket of delicacies.

Learn more about the Abcam story, and find out how the winners got on below...

First prize: Dr Fumiko (Pathology Institute, Tokyo)

Here's some pictures of the lab's day out, and it looks like Molly the Sheep was lucky enough to be invited too!

Day out for spa and blowfish

Molly joins in

"We really enjoyed the hot spa and blowfish cuisine. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful opportunity". Dr Fumiko

Second prize: Dr Koh (Johns Hopkins University)

Meal out

"We all had a great time. Thank you!!" Dr Koh

Third prize: Dr Smit-Rigter (University of Amsterdam)

Basket

As well as the basket of goodies, you can spot the Abcam pathway cards too! "Thanks a lot for all the stuff. It was delicious. Here a photo of the basket and us enjoying it". Dr. Smit-Rigter

FIMSA camera competition winner announced

The winner of Abcam's camera competition at the 4th Congress of Federation of Immunologoical Societies of Asia-Oceania was Ms. Ong Shih Ting, (National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan)

camera competition winner

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Happy New Year to all scientists in China!

Look out for your free Molly magnets!

Collectible Mollly magnets

2009 is well and truly upon us, so it's time to open up the new Abcam calendar, 'The Fine Art of Science'.

What's more, we're doing something a little extra special this year. We've taken the artwork for each month (plus the awesome 'Sheep with the Pearl Earring' cover) and turned them into fridge magnets!

Magnets will be given out in order boxes for the whole of 2009, but we only have limited stock for each month. Even I haven't been able to get hold of any, they've been safely locked away...

So make sure you order early so you can collect all thirteen for your lab.

Read more about Molly and the Abcam story.

Happy New Year from everyone at Abcam

Wishing you all the best for 2009, and good luck with your research!

Birthday competition winners announced

Dr Fumiko, (Pathology Institute, Tokyo), Dr Koh (Johns Hopkins University) and Dr Smit-Rigter (University of Amsterdam) are the lucky winners of our tenth anniversary competition!

'The fine art of science': Abcam's new calendar

It may be a little early to start Christmas shopping for you lab, but Abcam have released the 'must-have' for this season, our 2009 calendar! This year's theme is 'The fine art of science', and in addition to Molly the sheep, it features 12 great characterization images from our lab.

Munch: The ScreamUpdate: as well as giving out the calendar in all orders, we have also produced some limited-stock fridge magnets based on the designs!

I had a quick chat with John, the designer who's worked on the calendar, our pathway posters, and the famous Molly...

Q: Hi John. What's the idea behind the Abcam calendar, and how many years have we been making these?

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New site launched!

After a lot of work, testing and development, we've launched our new website. We want to make it as easy as possible to find the antibody you're looking for, so your feedback is very valuable. Let me know what you think by adding a comment to this post.

More ways to find our antibodies and reagents

As our catalog's now grown to over 45,000 products, we've decided to do a little re-organization. By selecting the new options in our navigation bar, you can now browse our catalog by product type, or by research area.

Products by type

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Abcam prepares to send new website live

Following the recent improvements to our product browser we're about to go live with the next round of re-design.

As well as a clearer, cleaner style across the site, we're providing more ways to look for antibodies and related products. Plus, we're changing what's on our homepage to make it more useful and relevant to scientists.

I'll run through the highlights when it goes live in a weeks time. Until then, here's a snapshot of the new homepage to whet your appetite.

New site design

Developmental Biology

I have some breaking news for the blog! If you've been on our website today, you may have noticed that we've added a new section of products, Developmental Biology. You can also see it in the Product browser - on the left hand side of the homepage, events pages, and all our datasheets.

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Welcome

Welcome to the new Abcam blog.

Having reached our tenth birthday this year, I think it's nigh on time that we started talking more about ourselves!