NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Antibody provider Abcam said last week that it has begun knockout validation of its reagents.

Coming from a prominent vendor, the move marks a step forward in the growing effort to improve antibody quality as the life science community becomes increasingly aware of the significant research time and money being wasted due to faulty affinity reagents.

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