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Advantage Disadvantage

Low cost

Limited amount
Short timeframe High background and non-specific binding
Multiple binding sites but not specific epitope on antigen
Antigen with immunogenicity
Applicable for most immunoassay Antigen without toxicity
Quickly define antigen suitability Antigen degradation and digestion in vivo
Variable from batch to batch Animal dependent

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     •   Antibody Pool
     •   Antibody Format Guideline

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