Biocompare Releases Documentary on "What Researchers Need to Know about Antibody Manufacturing"
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Biocompare, the leading online information resource for the life sciences, just released a must-see documentary entitled "What Researchers Need to Know about Antibody Manufacturing". This educational resource is the third documentary in Biocompare's Reproducibility Issues in Life Science Research series. The goal of this film is to educate scientists about antibody production, validation, and responsible sourcing. The documentary specifically looks at what researchers should know about the antibodies they buy, how the antibodies are validated by manufacturers, and what researchers' responsibilities are when using antibodies.
"We were excited about the response to our previous documentary on antibody validation and we realized there was still an education gap among life science researchers when it comes to the best practices involved in purchasing, validating, and using antibodies in their research," explains Mike Okimoto, Ph.D., Chief Content Officer at CompareNetworks. "Our hope is that with this piece we can begin to close that gap."
Antibodies are among the most important research tools in the life sciences. All antibody users as well as manufacturers, institutions, funders, and journals have a role in ensuring that poor quality antibodies don't jeopardize scientific reproducibility. The antibody manufacturers and scientists interviewed for this film emphasize that antibody validation is critical to ensure accurate scientific results, and that both the researcher and the reagent provider share the responsibility for reproducible science.
The documentary also wades into the polyclonal antibody controversy and includes passionate discussion for and against the use of polyclonal antibodies in biomedical research.
For more information on the latest Biocompare documentary and the Reproducibility Issues in Life Science Research documentary series, please visit https://www.biocompare.com/Reproducibility/Antibody-Manufacturing/.
Biocompare, a Division of CompareNetworks, Inc., is the leading resource for up-to-date product information, product reviews, and new technologies for life scientists. Biocompare combines an in-depth knowledge of life science products and new technologies with the power of the Internet to offer scientists the most dynamic, relevant, and innovative resource that enables them to make better product, technology, and service purchasing decisions. Produced by scientists, Biocompare's mission is to provide free, time-saving services to life science researchers, allowing scientists to find and learn about the technologies that drive discovery. Biocompare continually strives to serve the life science community by providing new and improved online services that facilitate product discovery and technology education. For more information, please visit https://www.biocompare.com.