The Periodic Table of Antibodies

The Periodic Table of Elements is one of the most important tools in science, as it is used not only in chemistry but by professionals in all scientific fields. In 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev was the primary investigator accredited with developing the Periodic System. Therefore, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of The Periodic Table of Elements and has been deemed the International Year of the Periodic Table. This year is being commemorated with events worldwide celebrating this anniversary. You can find the events happening near you here.

In order to celebrate this year, we have created our own Periodic Table of Antibodies. This table represents all the different antibody formats we have created for our customers. Plus, we are offering free printed posters of the Periodic Table of Antibodies! Keep reading for more information.

Interested in what each format is? You can view and print the table with a full legend here.

The antibody formats are categorized in the table by number of specificities, starting with single target antibodies and moving into bispecific and trispecific antibodies, which permit simultaneous engagement of multiple distinct targets within the same antibody.

The antibodies are further categorized as Fc containing antibodies, antibody fragments, and Fc fusion proteins. Antibody fragments offer an ideal alternative to full-length antibodies in certain situations, as they enable better tissue penetration, reduce non-specific binding, and increase antibody stability and solubility. Fc fusion proteins have also become valuable in research because they are composed of the Fc domain of IgG genetically linked to a peptide or protein of interest.

At Absolute Antibody, we have produced all 100+ formats in the table using our proprietary cloning system, which enables rapid reformatting of antibodies into almost any format. That platform is used to provide custom antibody engineering services to leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic researchers worldwide. We also reformat proven monoclonal antibodies into new species, isotypes, or subtypes to grow our reagents catalog of engineered recombinant antibodies. For example, check out one catalog clone (anti-EGFR, or Cetuximab) available in more than 30 different off-the-shelf formats.

We will be sending free copies of the Periodic Table of Antibodies poster to the first 50 people to sign up for our quarterly newsletter. To get your own copy of the Periodic Table of Antibodies, enter your contact info here:

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