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Most of the information you need to know about a product can be found from its datasheet. Find datasheets by:
All publications we're aware of will be listed on the 'References' tab of the product's datasheet (example below).
If you or your colleagues publish a paper that cites Abcam products as the source of one or more of your materials, please send us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org
All customer reviews are listed under the 'Customer reviews & Q&A' tab of the product's datasheet (example below).
Find out more here about how Abreviews can help you to learn from others and share your knowledge.
Before purchasing a product it's important to check all of the key specifications. These can all be found on the datasheet.
|Feature||Where to find|
The concentration of purified antibodies provided in liquid format can be found in the 'Properties' tab of the online datasheet.
Unpurified antibodies, such as those sold as whole antiserum or tissue culture supernatant will not have a precise concentration stated on the datasheet. Antibody concentration is usually determined by protein assay, and serum/ascites/tissue culture supernatant will contain significant amounts of other proteins, which means antibody quantification would not be accurate. An estimate of total antibody concentration for whole antiserum is 1-10 mg/mL, for ascites it is 5-10 mg/mL, and for tissue culture supernatant it is 1-3 mg/mL.
Proteins and peptides
The concentration of proteins and peptides provided in liquid format can be found in the 'Specifications' tab of the online datasheet. If the protein or peptide is provided lyophilized, the concentration will depend on the reconstitution volume.
For products whose concentrations are lot-dependent, you will need to enter the lot number into the Batch Concentration Finder, which can be accessed via 'Find concentration of your lot' under the 'Specifications' or 'Properties' tab.
Antibodies, cell lines and lysates
Formulation can be found under 'Properties' tab
Formulation can be found under 'Preparation & storage tab'
For primary antibodies, we display the applications and species we've tested. This aims to provide transparency on how our antibodies are validated, allowing you to make a more informed choice.
For all products, applications guaranteed by our Abpromise™ are provided under the 'Applications' tab.
|Species an antibody reacts with|
For primary antibodies, we display applications and species we've tested. This shows how our antibodies are validated, allowing you to make a more informed choice.
Species that an antibody reacts with are provided under the 'Overview' tab. All these species' are guaranteed by Abpromise™. Please note that we don't have validation data for every one of these species ourselves.
Species' the antibody is predicted to react with are also listed here. However, these are not covered by Abpromise™.
|Immunogen of an antibody|
Information about the immunogen can be found under the 'Overview' tab. This will sometimes include a link to the UniProt database with more information about its structure.
Please note that for commercial reasons, the exact immunogen sequence isn't always publically available. If you can't find the information on the datasheet, and need a copy of the sequence for your experiments, we may be able to help if you get in touch.
For each of our agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. A top-level summary can be found on the 'Overview' tab of the product's datasheet. A more detailed description, along with suggested reading, can be found under the 'target' tab of the datasheet.
Please note, that whilst this information is given as accurately as possible on our website, it may not always reflect the latest findings and is not exhaustive. It is intended as a guide only, and we therefore recommend that you carry out your own search of the scientific literature for full details of the product's biological activity.
A Safety Data sheets (SDS) or Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) details the safety considerations for a particular substance. This includes the physical, health and environmental hazards, protective measures and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting that substance.
Many SDS documents are available on the product's online datasheet; check for a link in the top-right corner. This will allow you to download the SDS as a PDF.
If there isn’t a link to the SDS on the datasheet, please contact Scientific Support to request one for your product.
A Certificate of Analysis (CoA) document details the quality assurance tests carried to validate the product. We're able to provide this for biochemicals in our range of agonists, activators, antagonists and inhibitors. Where available, the CoA can be downloaded from a product's datasheet on the top-right corner of the page (see image).
A Certificate of Compliance (CoC) certifies that our products meet the required specifications for a particular lot/batch of product. This is available for all products available in our catalog. Where available, the CoC can be downloaded from a product's datasheet on the top-right corner of the page (see image).
If you don't see a link on the datasheet, please contact us, and we'll be able to provide the certificate for your product.
Note: We don't provide a CoA for all of our products, because some products are sourced from collaborators that are not ISO 9001 certified. The identity of our collaborators is confidential. For products from our collaborators, we provide a CoC instead.
All products are covered by our Abpromise™ guarantee.