MBS Exhibiting at AAPS National Biotechnology Conference in San Diego, Booth #716

MBS will be attending the AAPS National Biotechnology Conference in San Diego, CA., May 1-3, 2017. Sales and technical teams will be available at booth #716 to answer questions on how MBS custom antibody strategies and services can help you with all your antibody development needs. Stop by and see us.                     Email us at sales@mainebiotechnology.com to set up a meeting today!  
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Equine Diagnostics Development at Maine Biotechnology Services

Strangles Stall Side Diagnostic Streptococcus equi is the bacteria that causes Strangles, a highly contagious equine respiratory disease with enormous economic impact. Eradication has not been accomplished due to the lack of a rapid test allowing for immediate action to quarantine the infected horse and eliminate transmission. To address the need for a rapid diagnostic test for Strangles, Maine Biotechnology Services developed monoclonal antibody reagents specific for Streptococcus equi surface protein, SeM. The resultant matched pair, MAB211P and MAB212P, are intended use in the development of a  lateral flow rapid stall side assay to aid in the diagnosis and management of strangles
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Introducing a New Science Director

Maine Biotechnology Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Stephen Pelsue as Science Director. Dr. Pelsue is providing technical expertise and leadership to our scientific team as they work to develop and integrate new tools, technologies, and processes that enhance our ability to address challenging new antibody targets on behalf of our client base. Prior to joining MBS, Dr. Pelsue was an Associate Professor of Immunology & Molecular Biology at the University of Southern Maine, where he ran a research program investigating the development of autoantibodies in autoimmune diseases, particularly focused on Lupus.  In addition to his research program he
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MBS Now Offering Consulting Services

Customers come to MBS with a variety of backgrounds and expertise when it comes to antibody development.  Our goal is to offer guidance and support for each project.  With immunoassay goals becoming increasingly complex, it is more important than ever to have an antibody development partner that is asking all the right questions up front, and that has enough experience to not only anticipate complications but define a strategy to address them.  Some of the deliverables you can expect from MBS during the planning phase of your project are: Antigen Analysis If you want guidance in choosing an antigen strategy
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Norovirus GI Outbreak

A recent outbreak of a GI strain of Norovirus is further evidence of the importance of having broadly reactive reagents in diagnostic tests.  Only by having antibodies to both GI and the more common GII groups, can a test fully address both food borne and person to person transmitted outbreaks. Sample the most complete Norovirus antibody panel on the market today.   Norovirus Outbreak at Bali Hai in San Diego August 6, 2015 by News Desk 2 Comments A norovirus outbreak has been confirmed at the Bali Hai restaurant in San Diego at a Shelter Island journalism banquet on July
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Response to the Antibody Reproducibility Crisis

An article from the May issue of  Nature entitled: Reproducibility Crisis: Blame it on the Antibodies was shared and circulated widely in biotechnology forums and social media platforms.  The widespread interest in the article speaks to the commonly shared industry frustration over antibodies not performing well in end use assays. The explosion of genomic and proteomic medicine over the last few decades has indeed created an insurmountable challenge for the antibody retail sales model. The rapid growth of the number of antibody targets of interest, combined with increasingly nuanced desired epitopes, makes having a comprehensive, well-supported catalog nearly impossible.  As
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MBS is exhibiting AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, Georgia July 26-30 2015

MBS is exhibiting at the 2015 AACC Clinical Lab Expo in Atlanta, Georgia July 26-30.  MBS is celebrating 25 years in business in 2015. Stop by booth #3758 to discuss your antibody and assay goals with our technical sales team or browse our antibody product catalog.  Our mission is to go beyond limited contract services and be a comprehensive partner in antibody and assay method development.  MBS saves customers money and compresses timelines of the most complex projects.  The cornerstone of antibody and assay development at MBS is our technical team approach to project design and planning. The MBS antibody development plan focuses
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Monoclonal Antibodies to Chikungunya Virus

MBS is pleased to announce that 3 monoclonal antibodies specific to Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) are purified and ready for sampling.  MAB243P, MAB244P and MAB245P were developed in close partnership with Dr. Mark Heise and Dr. Kristen Long of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  Applications for these antibodies include the detection of active virus either in circulation or in mosquito carriers. In addition to recognizing the immunizing vaccine strain 181/25 by ELISA, these clones also show reactivity to a strain originating in Sri Lanka.  Further ELISA data indicates that the antibodies do not cross-react with other alphavirus infections
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Complete Panel of Norovirus Antibodies

Maine Biotechnology Services developed a comprehensive panel of antibodies specific for human Norovirus, including GII.4 2012 SYDNEY STRAIN.  There are currently five known genogroups, of which three cause human disease: GI, GII, and GIV.  According to the CDC, since 2002 GII.4 has been the most common cause of Norovirus outbreaks. All MBS Norovirus antibodies have been tested across a broad range of strains, as reported in the table below. MAB227P demonstrated the ability to block ligand binding in surrogate neutralization assays.  MAB228P, developed against GI.1 1968 virus like particles (VLPs), recognizes additional GI types. MAB242P, the most recently developed antibody, is
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MBS Collaborator in the News – Ralph Baric on Controversial Research Policy

How A Tilt Toward Safety Stopped A Scientist’s Virus Research As cases of a worrisome respiratory virus continue to pop up in the Middle East, scientists who study it in the U.S. are struggling to understand how they’ll be affected by a government moratorium on certain kinds of experiments. One of those researchers is Ralph Baric, a virologist at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. “Any virus that has pandemic potential, and that’s any respiratory virus that emerges from animals, is a major public health concern,” Baric says. And Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS,
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