Application notes

Pre-Cast vs Hand-Cast Gels for SDS-PAGE

July 31st, 2018

Hand-cast gels can delay workflows Hand-cast gels are time-consuming to prepare and, when poured badly, result in irregular bands or streaking of proteins. This makes quantitation difficult and can delay workflows while experiments are repeated. Further disadvantages of hand-casting include the high potential for introducing user-bias and the susceptibility of hand-casting apparatus to leakage. There…


Labeling non-antibody proteins and small molecules – An Advanced Guide

June 18th, 2018

Lightning-Link® conjugation with non-antibody proteins and small molecules The Lightning-Link conjugation system is the world’s easiest way of making conjugates with any one of around 50 labels. Lightning-Link was originally optimized for antibodies, but it has a much broader range of application. The following guide may help if you wish to label molecules other than…


Fluorescent detection in lateral flow

October 12th, 2017

Lateral flow assays, also known as immunochromatographic assays or strip tests, are immunoassays which are used to detect the presence, or absence, of a target analyte in a sample. Since they are suitable for point-of-care testing, provide a result extremely quickly, and offer simple, user-friendly operation they are rapidly growing in popularity. To find out…