bioassays blog posts

23 April, 2017

7 types of bioassays you should know about

By Keith McLuckie

Bioassays are used to determine the potency of a biopharmaceutical by comparing the biological response related to its mode of action with that of a control preparation. The main considerations for bioassay design will be ease of use, reproducibility and primarily, cost: both financially and in personnel. Primary cells, frozen cells or cell extracts can all be utilized to give robust assay outputs and the days where radioisotopes were the only means of signal detection are, not quite long gone, but could feasibly be phased out in the next decade by all but the most ardent supporters.

Here we introduce the 7 main types of cell-based assay which can help you in your quest for that elusive blockbuster.

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