Announcing the 2018 CiteAb Award Winners

Celebrating the very best suppliers and individuals in the research reagent sector worldwide.

Antibody validation initiative

Thermo Fisher Scientific

As you’ll know, the CiteAb team are all very passionate about validation (don’t miss our next Antibody Validation meeting planned for September 2018!), making this award one that is possibly our favourite.

We’re thrilled to see Thermo Fisher Scientific take the crown for 2018 for the company’s 2-part Validation Approach.

This approach is a 2-part testing approach, validating the company’s most widely used antibodies for specificity and utility in different applications. These include secondaries as well as the company’s eBioscience flow cytometry antibodies.

What’s exciting about this approach is the comprehensive nature of the testing methods. Not only is the company testing for application, and providing data on its website showing which applications each antibody works best in, but they also test for specificity as well and posts that data on product pages. Thermo’s 2-part testing approach uses one of 9 specificity tests, including; IP-mass spectrometry, Knock out, Knock down, Independent antibody verification, Cell treatment, Relative Expression, Neutralization, Peptide array and Orthogonal method. By employing a variety of specificity testing methods, the company can ensure that it employs the appropriate validation test based on the use and function of a specific antibody.

Once an antibody has been tested using this 2-part approach, it receives a ‘badge’ on the company’s website called the advanced verification badge. This badge provides customers with further confidence of its performance and use in their experiments.

Dr Andrew Chalmers, Founder of CiteAb, said: “Our judges for this category were impressed by the thoroughness of Thermo Fisher Scientific using so many methods to address specificity, but also of its novelty, making it easy to understand for customers and therefore easy to navigate to validated reagents on the company’s website.”

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Antibody validation initiative award highly commended:

Atlas Antibodies & PROGEN

Other Categories

Explore additional categories featuring in the 2018 CiteAb Awards.

Lifetime achievement award

Winner: Dr Michael Comb

Highlighting an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact in the reagent sector.

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Researchers’ choice

Winner: Bio-Techne

Shedding light on the reagent supplier that researchers have been most impressed by in 2017.

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Antibody validation initiative

Winner: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Recognising the most exciting new antibody validation initiative in the sector from 2017.

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Innovative product of the year

Winner: Diagenode’s ‘Automated ChIPmentation’

Celebrating reagents or instruments that are set to change the sector.

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Antibody company of the year

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

Rewarding the company with the most antibody citations during 2017.

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Antibody supplier to watch in 2018

Winner: Abbkine Scientific

An exciting award for the company with the largest percentage increase in citations during 2017.

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Chemical probes company of the year

Winner: Sigma-Aldrich

A new category recognising the chemical probes supplier with the most citations during 2017.

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Chemical probes supplier to watch in 2018

Winner: AdooQ Bioscience

A new category, recognising the chemical probes company with the largest percentage increase in citations in 2017.

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Most popular custom antibody supplier

Winner: GenScript

Awarding the company that has secured the most custom antibody citations over the past 3 years.

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Antibody company succeeding in cancer biology

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

An award to recognise the company with the most citations achieved in the cancer biology market during 2017.

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Antibody company with sustained success in China

Winner: Abcam

This award recognises the antibody company which has achieved the largest increase in antibody market share over the past five years.

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Flow cytometer of the year

Winner: FACSCalibur by BD Bioscience

Recognising the most cited flow cytometer instrument during 2017.

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