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I have purchased several anti-bodies from abcam:
I have used the products WB but would now like to use them for IHC. The website says that they have not been tested in this application. Do you know how likely these Abs will be in succeeding if I attempt to do this
Any help would be much appreaciated.
Asked on Feb 17 2012
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Regarding antibodies ab79397 and ab32577, they both have been tested in IHC with paraffin embedded sections in the species stated on the datasheet. We don’t have preliminary data using them with frozen sections, but they are very likely to react in such conditions.
Ab48139 has recently been validated to use in IHC-P in Canine, Feline, Mouse, Rat and Human.
As for ab81127, ab83015 and ab98975, unfortunately, we have not characterised them by IHC, it doesn’t mean they won’t work in this application, but we don’t have data to support it.
At Abcam we have an antibody evaluation system, called Abreview, by which customers interested in testing an antibody in new species or applications (not yet tested) can benefit from a free primary antibody in their next purchase if they share the results with us, publishing them in our website.
To participate in this system, customers should first let us know the antibody they want to test in the new species/ applications. We then issue the discount code valid for one free primary antibody. This code must be issued before purchasing the antibody. The customer then purchases the antibody normally, and tests it in the new species / applications.
Once we receive the results in our Website as an Abreview, the discount code becomes active, and it can be redeemed for any primary antibody ordered within the next 4 months.
As mentioned, the discount code might be issued before the purchase of the antibody, but, as an exceptional case, I can still send a discount code if you would like to test any of these antibodies (ab81127, ab83015 and ab98975) with IHC and share your results with us.
To find out more about our Abreview system, please visit: https://www.abcam.com/abreviews.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer and I would be happy to help you further.
The Terms and Conditions of this offer can be found at: http://it.adminsite.com/admin/crm2/www.abcam.com/collaborationdiscount.
I hope this information is helpful to you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.
Answered on Feb 17 2012