This award recognises products that are set to change the sector. The category was open to nominations for reagents or instruments - ‘product’ could be interpreted broadly. Our judges were looking for evidence that nominated product had filled a gap in the market or provided an innovative solution to a known issue. They were also looking for products that could demonstrate success in the marketplace and the potential to disrupt the sector.
We congratulate Miltenyi for winning this category with their REAlease Releasable Antibodies.
The REAlease Fluorochrome Technology allows for removal of any labels from the cells after cell sorting in just one step. The technology relies on recombinantly engineered antibody fragments that are, unlike conventional antibodies, characterised by low epitope binding affinities.
Due to their unique engineered low binding affinity, by adding the REAlease Release Reagent after cell sorting, they spontaneously dissociate from the cell surface. As a result, label-free cells can be obtained after cell sorting providing maximal flexibility for a wide range of applications.
One nominee said: “The ability to realease the antibody completely from my ex vivo T cells makes me not worry about potential unspecific activation, and also enables me to use the brightest channels like PE again downstream of the initial sorting. I look forward to the day that all antibodies can be released after sorting!”
Dr Andrew Chalmers said: “Miltenyi’s product has received a large number of nominations both from within the company and from third party users. A worthy winner of this category, this product is set to make a significant difference in the sector.”
Explore additional categories featuring in the 2019 CiteAb Awards.
Highlighting an outstanding individual who has made a significant impact in the reagent sector.
Shedding light on the reagent supplier that researchers have been most impressed by in 2018.
Recognising the most exciting new antibody validation initiative in the sector from 2018.
Celebrating reagents or instruments launched in the last year that are set to change the sector.
An exciting award for the company with the largest percentage increase in citations during the previous year.
A new award which really distinguishes the best of the best - the company with the most citations across antibodies, ELISA kits, biochemicals and instruments.
The supplier with the largest percentage increase in biochemicals during the previous year.
Recognising the most successful antibody company providing secondary antibodies based on CiteAb data.
A brand new award putting the spotlight on the supplier with the most antibody citations related to plant science.
An award for the flow cytometer machine with the greatest percentage increase in citations in the previous year.
A brand new award recognising the antibody supplier with the largest increase in citations in immunology over the last three years.
A new award based on CiteAb’s new Kits and Assays data, highlighting the company with the most ELISA kit citations.
Another new award, this category will highlight the supplier with the largest percentage increase in ELISA kit citations over the past year.
This award highlights the supplier with the largest percentage of its total citations being for IHC - a true specialist in the field.
This year we’re looking to highlight the company with the largest increase in citations in Japan.