Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) has developed many antibodies. The antibodies are directed against different antigens that can roughly be divided into three categories: pathogens, host molecules or others. Features of many antibodies are published. However, unpublished antibodies are also available.
Origin and purity of the antibodies
Most antibodies are monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) which were obtained by immunizing mice with specific antigens. After the immunization procedure, the spleen was used to isolate B-cells. The B-cells become immortalized by fusing them with myeloma cells. Selection of hybridoma’s encompassed cell growth, antibody production and specificity checks.