Finding a Good Antibody: Part I — Selecting the Best Antibodies.
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Finding a Good Antibody:
Part I — Selecting the Best Antibodies

Even though antibodies are central to basic research as well as drug development and diagnostics, concerns with antibody validation remain high, and finding an antibody that works well for a specific application can be quite a challenge. Use these tips to select the best antibodies for your application.
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Preamplification and How it Can Be Used to Maximize qPCR Data Generation from Limited Samples
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Preamplification and How it Can Be Used to Maximize qPCR Data Generation from Limited Samples

Incorporating preamplification into your qPCR experiments may seem daunting, but it is a powerful way to analyze targets from limited samples. The tips in this article will help you understand how preamplification can enhance your qPCR experiments and the considerations and implications for incorporating it into your workflow.
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Tips to Make Fluorophore Picking Easier

Fluorescence is a property of photo-excitable molecules that has been exploited to develop dyes, or fluorophores, that are used in a variety of experimental procedures, including western blotting. Learn more about the science behind fluorescent dyes and get some helpful tips on how to pick the right fluorophores for your experimental needs.
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Key Steps to Ensure Optimized and Reproducible qPCR Experiments

Real-time PCR is a common and easy-to-adopt technology. By keeping a few simple steps in mind as you design and run your experiments you can ensure high-quality, reproducible data.
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Characterization of Critical Reagents for Ligand Binding Assays

Ligand binding assays are utilized throughout the large-molecule drug development process. However, their robustness, accuracy, and reproducibility depend on the quality of critical reagents. See how you can ensure their consistent characterization, particularly during early drug development stages.
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Multiplex Immunoassays: Five Tips for Optimizing Your Experiments

Follow the five tips in this article before embarking on your multiplex immunoassay journey to generate accurate, efficient, and biologically relevant results. From help designing experiments to acquiring accurate data, this article has it all.
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Digital PCR: Helpful Tips When Using Droplet Partitioning Technology

Digital PCR offers a highly sensitive alternative to conventional qPCR, enabling absolute quantification of nucleic acids and rare allele detection. The tips in this article help you set up and optimize your digital PCR experiments when using droplet partitioning technology.
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Ten Tips for Improving Western Blot Detection of Immunoprecipitation Samples

Immunoprecipitation (IP) experiments and the detection of IP samples by western blotting can be quite challenging at times. The tips in this article help you set up and optimize your overall IP experimenta design.
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Six Tips for Efficient Transfer of Your Proteins

A good and complete transfer of proteins from gels to membranes is crucial for the success of western blotting. Here are six useful tips for successful transfer of proteins.
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Tips and Strategies for Successful Purification of Your Proteins

A biomolecule protein purification workflow requires more than one resin. The trick is to find the combination of resins that provides the highest purity in the least number of steps and at the lowest cost. Here are some guides to select the optimal resins for the purification of monoclonal antibodies, native and recombinant proteins, Ig G and mammalian and adenovirus, and for removing aggregates and endotoxins.
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