antibody production-ascites vs culture
mark.haynes at mail.tju.edu
Fri Feb 6 15:41:57 EST 1998
> I'm finding it difficult to accept that the ascites benefit can
> justify the move away from non-animal production of AB because I
> question the use of animals for production purposes when there is
> a viable non-animal alternative.
> Cell culture served our company well many years
> prior to this change. Can the cost savings be so staggering that
> it's "worth" using this method?
I too, would be reticent to move to an animal-based system if a cell-based
system has been working for so long. I've harvested ascites <'nuf said>
and as another post alluded, it isn't clean, it needs to be processed to
isolate the Ig. I welcome your concern
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