Frequently asked questions
Why single chain?
Single chain antibodies contain only heavy chains and are devoid of light chains. They have unique properties of stability and solubility, making them attractive for harsh environments such as the tumor microenvironment. Their structure also enables these antibodies to recognize epitopes that are inaccessible to conventional antibodies.
From which Camelids do you generate single chain antibodies?
We can immunize both llamas and alpacas. Which animal to use is a matter of client preference. We are able to extend Alicanto® to other Camelids upon request.
What are the material requirements?
We require 2.5 mg of antigen for immunization, affinity purification, and ELISA. The affinity purification can be customized to target specific variants, sub-domains, or cross-reactive species which would require additional antigen.
Can I send you samples from my immunization?
In some cases, we may be able to work with an immunization in progress, or a completed immunization. Contact us today to discuss the particulars of your projects!