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Astra Biotech offers various In Vitro Diagnostics that are based on ELISA technology.
Advantages of Astra Biotech ELISA kits
ELISA tests are based on immunological antigen-antibody-reactions. Due to enzyme kinetics and under consideration of the maximum efficiency most incubation of Astra Biotech ELISA kits are conducted via shaking and at +37°C. The incubation via shaking has the advantage of even mixing of the solutions, thus reducing the variation of the measured values within the plate and between several test runs of the same assay. It is recommended to evaluate the optimal shaking speed of the respective shaker by determination of known concentration of the calibrators and subsequently to keep it constant. The optimal temperature of immunological reactions is +37°C. In general, a reduction of this temperature leads to retardation of the reaction. Further, a constant incubation temperature provides independence from fluctuation of the surrounding temperature.
Features of Astra Biotech ELISA kits
The Astra Biotech ELISA kits are offered as 96-well plates with breakable strips allowing partial usage. Other compositions of the kits may be available as well. If stored at +2…+8°C the ELISA kits have a shelf life of 12 months (except 18 months shelf life of Specific IgE kit).