Free antibody samples ? - (Dec/14/2012 )
does anyone know a company where you can get a free (or inexpensive) sample aliquot of an antibody to test it before ordering ?
Any ideas/experiences appreciated !
find the company that sells your antibody of interest and ask them for an evaluation sample.
Actually, I already wrote to several companies which produce the AB I'm looking for and politely asked them just that, but so far all responses were negative. That's why I wondered if someone knew a company with the habit of giving out samples.
don't write. call them and speak with a person in customer service or talk to a sales rep when they visit (you may have to follow up in writing).
many companies, large and small, will give (small) samples for evaluation.
Here is a nice thread on how to get free antibodies http://www.protocol-online.org/biology-forums/posts/13884.html
@mdfendko, bioforum: Thanks for your replies. I'll make sure to ask the next time a sales representative of one of the companies is around.....
try here (most cost 30dollar)
Thanks for the link, unfortunately they don't have one against my target