The Antibody Characterization Laboratory is a reference program that develops antibodies to be made available to the scientific community, including extensive antibody-characterization data and protocols.
The laboratory uses an array of techniques to determine the properties of antibodies and other renewable reagents that can be used in cancer-related research. All of the reagents, associated data, and standard operating procedures are freely available as part of the National Cancer Institute’s Antibody Portal.
Our scientists subject each antibody to a variety of assays and techniques that collectively reveal a full picture of its characteristics. We provide our approaches, standardized methods, and the complete characterization data (both positive and negative results). Our ready access to the NCI-60 human cancer cell lines makes our program a unique resource.
The data we generate is designed to help researchers select the best antibodies for their experiments. They have access to our methods to perform quality control studies or biological assays.