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Bringing a new therapeutic from a bright idea to market authorization is a long and challenging journey, with many potential failure points along the way.
However, there have been significant efforts to de-risk this process by improving the validation of potential therapeutic targets and mechanisms of action.
The CRISPR revolution has fueled a rapid expansion of gene-edited cells in a variety of drug development assays.
See for yourself how knock-out (KO) cell lines can streamline drug discovery and assay development.
It’s a knock-out! Using knock-out cell lines to streamline assay development in drug discovery
Applying CRISPR to the drug discovery pipeline
Antibodies are among the most commonly used tools in life science and clinical research, but to achieve reproducible results, antibodies need to be validated to ensure specificity.
One of the most accepted and trusted validation processes for antibody specificity is KO validation.
KO validation is an incredibly robust technique used to confirm antibody specificity by testing the antibody of interest in a KO cell line or tissue that does not express the target protein.
Explore how vital KO validation is here
KO cell lines are powerful tools to study disease mechanisms, including the effect of gene disruption in signaling pathways.
The TRAIL-induced apoptotic pathway has recently gained substantial interest as cancer cells are significantly more sensitive to TRAIL-induced apoptosis than normal cells.
By using a KO cell line of a TRAIL death receptor, DR5, we demonstrate how KO attenuates the downstream apoptotic pathway initiated by TRAIL.
See how KO cell lines can be used to probe signaling pathways in our application note.
CRISPR-Cas9 engineered knock-out cell lines are helping scientists across the globe to break new boundaries within life science.
We have collated some key publications to show how KO cell lines are being used to push the bounds of biomedical research.
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Our KO catalog enables you to easily find the KO cell lines you need.
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If you require a specific gene-edit, our CRISPR engineers are on-hand to create your desired line.
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