Caprico Biotechnologies, Inc. was founded in 2013 by a group of experienced scientists with broad research experience in immunology. We saw a market need to provide a range of antibody related tools and services to support basic and clinical immunological researchers. Our vision and motivation is to become a trusted and leading solution provider to the immunotherapy industry by developing innovative products that provide adequate evaluation tools for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases in academic and clinical studies.
CBI produces a range of purified CD, HLA, and Isotype control MAbs. These MAbs are primarily used in panels for immunity cell markers such as T cells, B cells, NK cells, Dendritic cells and Treg cells. CBI also conjugates these MAbs with different fluorophores such as Fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC), Phycoerythrin (PE), Peridinin-chlorophyll-protein complex (PerCP), Allophycocyanin (APC), Biotin, PerCP-Cyanine 5.5, PE-Cyanine 7, iFluor™488, iFluor™647*, mFluor™450, mFluor™540 and mFluor™780.
The following is a list of common questions regarding the technical specifications and applications of our products.
Q: What applications are your products valid for?
A: All antibodies directed against human CD antigens are validated for use in flow cytometry. Please view the TDS for your specific product to verify which other applications your antibody is suitable for, as well as storage conditions, QC data, and much more.
Q: What are the optimal storage conditions for your antibodies?
A: Unless noted otherwise in the TDS, all conjugated antibodies should be stored at 4°C. The TDS for the product in question will contain the information outlining the appropriate storage conditions. It should be noted that conjugated antibodies should never be frozen, if possible, unless otherwise noted by that vendor’s specifications.
Q: Are Caprico’s anti-human antibodies cross-reactive with non-human primate species?
A: Caprico Biotechnologies offers multiple antibody clones which are cross-reactive with different non-human primate (NHP) species. Species reactivity and conjugates tested can be found in the respective TDS, some data are available in the resources section. For detailed information about our NHP reactive products and the possibility of obtaining free product in exchange for test data, please contact our technical support.
Our technical support can be reached under (678) 691-2143 Ext. 102.
For Flow Cytometry
Q: What volume of antibody do I need to add to my samples to guarantee accurate data and appropriate results?
A: The recommended test volume is indicated on the outer label of the product and on the TDS for that product. We recommend that every lab carries out an initial titration study before running your samples to ensure that the optimal concentration is selected for your application.
Q: How do I select an appropriate isotype control for any one of your products?
A: The isotype of any of our antibodies can be viewed in the “Isotype” field next to the clone name. Also, on the TDS for any given antibody, the “Host/Isotype” field will inform you about the isotype of that particular antibody. Once the correct isotype has been identified, just type “Isotype Control” or similar text into the search bar on the webpage and select the appropriate isotype control with the correct format (purified, FITC, PE, PerCP, etc.)
Q: What can I do to preserve my samples if they cannot be run immediately?
A: It is always best to use fresh samples, however there are measures you can take to preserve your samples for a later date. After completing your staining protocol, incubate your samples in fresh 1% paraformaldehyde for 5 to 10 minutes at room temperature. After incubation is complete, place your samples at 4°C without light exposure for up to 3 days.