Antibodies Applications and New Developments

The Discovery and Development of the Antigen-Antibody Reaction Part 2: Commercial Immunoassay Development and Applications

Author(s): William Graham Wood

Pp: 14-28 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805264611201010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


The second chapter continues the history of immunoassay and mainly deals with the commercialization and automation of immunoassays, the impact of monoclonal antibodies and their potential role in standardization and the continued development towards microformats and multianalyte immunoassays.

This chapter also includes the terminology used in immunoassays and schematic representation of assay design in the form of diagrams, as well as a brief look into the possible future development of immunoassay techniques and their application and impact in clinical in vitro diagnostic procedures.

Keywords: Antibody, Immunoassay, Design, Labelling

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