This article introduces Antibody Match and explains how it works.
Antibody Match is a search engine which enables you to match relabelled antibodies back to the original product - simply by entering the vendors product code.
Confirmed matches indicate that the search query is a relabelled version of the search result.
If you were thinking about purchasing Novus Biological's GFAP Antibody (NB300-141) you can determine the original manufacturer by searching 'NB300-141'.
Antibody Match returns:
The phrase 'Success - XXXX is a relabelled version of XXXX' highlights confirmed matches. In this case, NB300-141 originates from EnCor Biotechnology's RPCA-GFAP.
You can then click the 'Visit Site' button to go the website of the manufacturer / a local distributor representing them or look through the unique bio-equivalent, similar or alternative antibodies to the same target.
Confirmed matches have been manually verified by members of our team - drawing upon expertise gained during many years of employment within the antibody industry.
Computational matches indicate that our algorithm believes that the search query is a relabelled version of the search result.
If you were thinking about purchasing Thermo Fisher's CD4 Monoclonal (RM4-5) Antibody (12-0042-82) you can determine the original manufacturer by searching '12-0042-82'.
Antibody Match returns:
The phrase 'Success - XXXX appears to be a relabelled version of XXXX' highlights computational matches. In this case, our algorithm believes that 12-0042-82 originates from Tonbo Biosciences 50-0042.
We manually check samples of our computational matches to ensure that our algorithm is working correctly. However, we recommend that you compare the search query to the search result - studying their attributes and QC data to confirm the match.
Multiple Computational Matches
It is important to note, that if our algorithm cannot distinguish the original manufacturer from several possible 'manufacturers' - the search will all return all possible 'matches'.
The phrase 'Success - XXXX appears to be a relabelled version of one of the following antibodies' highlights these inconclusive, computational matches.
In these rare scenarios, you will need to look through the list of possible matches to identify the original manufacturer. As a general rule - you can assume that this is the company who offers the lowest price and provides the greatest detail about an antibody.
If we do not yet have a confirmed or computational match - bio-equivalent antibodies will be displayed. In the majority of cases, the original product can be found within these search results.
If you were thinking about purchasing Abcam's Anti-VPS35 Antibody (ab10099) you can determine the original manufacturer by searching 'ab10099'.
Antibody Match returns:
In this example, one bio-equivalent antibody is returned - Everest Biotech's Anti-VP35 Antibody EB06268.
To match the search query to the one of the search results you will need to study their datasheets - comparing the attributes and QC data.
It is important to remember that antibody vendors may reassign Clone ID's, modify attributes (i.e. immunogens: native proteins commonly become recombinant proteins, etc...) and manipulate QC data (images may be rotated, cropped, recoloured or WB bands 'strengthened') - to help make a product appear 'unique'.
In this example, it is easy to spot that ab10099 originates from EB06268. If you are unable to to match a product - please use the Match Request form.
Similar antibodies refers to antibodies to the same target, from the same species, with the same conjugation, but with a different clonality and / or isotype.
Alternative antibodies refers to antibodies to the same target, with the same conjugation, but from a different species.
Similar and alternative antibodies are included within the search results to allow you to use Antibody Match as an easy way to identify unique antibodies to a particular target.
If you were looking for an antibody to FOXP3 you can search Antibody Match for 'ab54501' (Abcam's Anti-FOXP3 Antibody).
Antibody Match returns 24 unique antibodies:
It is important to note that this is our first release of Antibody Match and whilst the coverage of antibodies from vendors and manufacturers is substantial - it is not yet complete.
As an indication of coverage - Dr Jan Voskuil (CEO of Aeonian Biotech) highlighted the extent of antibody relabelling at the 1st International Antibody Validation Forum in 2014. He used Biocompare to search for antibodies to Transcription Factor FOXP3. Biocompare returned 1055 antibodies from 47 antibody vendors - Jan studied these antibodies by comparing their attributes and QC data. He learnt that out of the 1055 antibodies available there were only 31 unique antibodies on the market - with Antibody Match only returning 24 of these antibodies currently.
If you are unable to find a match for your search query - please fill in the Match Request form:
A member of our team will then manually match the antibody and return our findings to you by email.
Antibody Match allows you to match relabelled antibodies from the following vendors:
Antibody Match includes original antibodies from the following manufacturers:
All data contained within Antibody Match has been contributed by antibody providers, community users, or collected electronically. Therefore, we cannot exclude the possibility that this data is incorrect or misleading. All information and matches are intended as a guide only - users must verify information and confirm matches themselves.
All antibodies are for Research Use Only - not for diagnostic or therapeutic use.