What is the University of British Columbia Antibody, Protein Engineering, Biologics Core?

The AbLab (UBC Antibody, Protein Engineering, Biologics Core) is a Not-For-Profit Research Support Facility located at the University of British Columbia specializing in Antibody and other Biologic Services required by the research community.

Why a Research Support Facility?

Our mandate is to provide world class research reagents and services to the research community on a cost recovery basis. The goal is to concentrate expertise in one facility that can be accessed by all to help download the time consuming tasks and costs associated with reagent production and development. In this way research dollars and time can be focussed more on the researcher’s specific field of interest.

Who can use these services?

The Facility is open to helping all Researchers in any part of the world in Academia and Industry. We are proud to have provided services to users from all across the globe.

What services do you provide?

We are continually expanding our reagents and services so if you don’t see what you are looking for please by all means contact us.

Currently, we are focused on Antibody & Recombinant protein related services including:

  • In-house inventory of commonly used antibody reagents
  • Recombinant protein & enzyme reagents
  • Antibody production services from Hybridomas
    • milligram to grams production capacity
    • Subcloning
    • Cryobanking
  • Protein production services
  • Antibody and Protein Conjugation services: 
    • Flourescent Conjugations for Flow, IHC ect.
    • Metal Lanthandie Conjugations for the Cytof Platform
    • Oligo Conjugations for the CiteSeq & CODEX Platforms
  • Antibody Fab1, Fab2 production & conjugation services
What if I can’t find what I’m looking for?

Please by all means contact us! The listing of reagents on our website is very much a “Work in Progress”. Given the time and labour constraints on us we have not posted all the reagents we provide. These will come in time. We actually provide a lot more than what is viewable online so if you cannot find what you are looking for call us or send us an email. Even if at this time we cannot help with your specific request we will do everything we can to help you find the service or reagent at the best value possible. We’re just an email or phone call away and always happy to help!