The advantages of recombinant antibodies
Compared with traditional antibodies, recombinant antibodies have the advantages of being irresistible, which is one of the reasons for their gradually emerging. Here, we present the advantages one by one as follows:
- High consistency and reproducibility.
- High sensitivity and specificity.
- Short production cycle.
- No animal immunity.
- Isotype switching.
Because recombinant antibodies have these unprecedented advantages, recombinant antibodies fulfill a large spectrum of functions spanning from research to diagnosis and treatment therapies for various diseases. Their specificity and low immunogenicity make them a great alternative to traditional forms of treatment, increasing the accuracy of targeting specific molecules and avoiding adverse side effects.
Additionally, for recombinant antibodies production, it follows principally similar workflow. Generally, it consists of five steps: the construction of antibody gene library, phage display, the separation of antibodies, the modification of the isolated antibodies, and the scaling up of the production of selected antibodies in the cell culture expression system.
Although the processes of recombinant antibodies production are same as workflow, we need to recognize that there are several obstacles to the production of recombinant antibodies, such as lower antibody production, and highly trained and experienced technicians. Due to the complexity and intensive high technology of recombinant antibody production, most scientists need to obtain them from outsourcing companies.
Read the article, The Overview of Recombinant Antibody, for more information.