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January 28, 2019

By: List Labs

List Labs offers citations on our website for easy use by researchers.  At present we have over 3,000 citations from publications around the world, with emphasis on the last 5 years.  We provide information on how to purchase the referenced products and the ability to sort from among the over 100 catalog items we offer […]

December 10, 2018

By: List Labs

A fast, sensitive, specific and accurate detection method to determine active infection Dr. Nancy Shine (408) 874-1305 NShine@ListLabs.com [Campbell, CA, 11/29/2018] • Method to detect Anthrax before it’s deadly • Anthrax is a problem for livestock • Test method is both specific and sensitive for Anthrax • List Labs is looking to partner on this […]

October 2, 2018

By: List Labs

List Labs scours the internet monthly, looking for citations referencing our products. We are highly intrigued by, and love to investigate the different ways researchers use our products. Scientists world-wide have used our toxins for research and have produced interesting results. List Labs History of working with Botulinum Neurotoxin List Labs has developed sensitive assays […]

July 11, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Karen Crawford, PhD. President, List Labs Staphylococcal enterotoxin type B (SEB) is a powerful player in the family of toxins; in scientific terms, a superantigen.  This enterotoxin binds to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells and specific V-β chains of the T-cell receptors.  This interaction between the three molecules leads […]

June 22, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager Microbiome research is uncovering the enormous potential for developing drugs, such a live biotherapeutic products, from the microbiome.  This burgeoning field is the future of medicine. List Labs is excited and proud to support microbiome research by providing reagents to scientists studying the human microbiome. Below is a list of microbiome […]

May 29, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: T.J. Smith Following a botulism outbreak due to contaminated ham that severely sickened 10 and resulted in the death of three people in Ellezelles, Belgium, a review and case study on botulism was published by a researcher named Emile Van Ermengem (Van Ermengem 1897).  While Van Ermengem was not the first to study this […]

May 24, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager List Labs is proud to be exhibiting at the ASM Microbe Conference again this year. The meeting will be held June 7-11th in Atlanta, GA at the Georgia World Congress Center. List Labs has been exhibiting at this conference for over 20 years and is excited to be back in […]

May 18, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager 1978 was a great year for scientific advancement – NASA hired the first women astronauts, the first test tube baby was born and List Labs was founded. Linda Shoer, our founder, saw an opportunity when she realized there was a need for a commercial supplier of Cholera Toxin for studies […]

April 9, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Stacy Burns-Guydish, Ph.D., Senior Director, Production The terms “Microbiome” and “live biotherapeutics” have been repeated frequently in the last few years in scientific circles. Researchers are understanding more and more about the various microbiomes in the human body and how they affect our overall health. From this research, microorganisms have been identified that may […]

March 27, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager List Labs is proud to be exhibiting at the 4th Annual Translational Microbiome Conference April 18-20 at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. List Labs has extensive experience with microbiome and more specifically live biotherapeutic projects including vaginal, gut, skin and the central nervous system indication and tumor treatment – many of […]

March 19, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Mary N. Wessling, Ph.D. ELS List Biological Laboratories’ (List Labs) catalog of products is related to furthering research in human health and preventing disease, most commonly as the starting materials for vaccine research & development or production around the world. Vaccines are mainly identified for their capacity to prevent diseases that the body’s innate defensive […]

February 20, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Nancy Shine, PhD, Director of R&D, List Labs A fast, sensitive, specific and accurate detection method to determine active infection by Bacillus anthracis in plasma has been developed at List Biological Laboratories. Bacillus anthracis is regarded as a major biological warfare threat. The inhalation form of Bacillus anthracis infection can kill quickly.  While antibiotic […]

January 23, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager List Labs is proud to be exhibiting at ASM Biothreats February 12-14th. The conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland at the Hilton Hotel. Thought leaders in academia, industry and government will gather to present and discuss the latest developments in the emerging field of biothreats. This year’s conference has […]

January 8, 2018

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager The List Labs website hosts a library of scientific article abstracts related to the research performed using our products called the Citations Page. Visitors can search this library to learn how others have used List Labs’ reagents in their research. This valuable resource is updated monthly with new articles from a wide variety […]

November 13, 2017

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Allisa Clemens, Production Biochemist My name is Allisa Clemens, and I started working at List Labs about 2 years ago as a Production Biochemist within the Purification team. Prior to working at List Labs I was a full time graduate student and Teaching Associate in the Chemistry department at San Jose State University. While […]

September 11, 2017

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Rachel Berlin, Marketing Manager   Over 20 Scientific Posters Available on our website Scientific posters are a great way to visually display complex scientific issues. List Labs has a large list of scientific posters published on our website under the specific products they pertain to. We have been getting a lot of requests lately […]

August 29, 2017

By: dpinkston@listlabs.com

The origin of businesses is often an interesting story. List Biological Laboratories is no exception. The company was founded in 1978 by Linda Shoer. Linda was an entrepreneurial scientist in Silicon Valley, who’d been relocated with her husband from Boston. She had an idea for a company and leveraged an initial order into a loan […]

May 15, 2017

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Stacy Burns-Guydish, Ph.D., Senior Director, Microbiology The human body is home to a vast ecosystem of microbes, called the microbiome.  Research is shedding light on the importance of the microbiome as a benefactor to our health and development.  Perturbation of the microbiome has been associated with a growing number of diseases including inflammatory bowel […]

March 27, 2017

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Mary N. Wessling, Ph.D. ELS Cross-Reacting Materials: The Motor Behind Conjugate Vaccines Vaccines in history The history and practice of vaccination as protection against viral infection is often thought to begin with Edward Jenner’s discovery that  cowpox, a viral infection of cows, prevented smallpox in humans. However, it had long been suspected that survivors […]

March 13, 2017

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Grace Ayabe, Technical Support Specialist List Labs recently launched a citation library in our website to provide you with research papers that utilize List Labs products; these papers can provide supplemental information for your research.  We currently have over 1800 citations, from around the world, available for viewing.  The number of available citations will […]

December 12, 2016

By: List Labs

By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Diphtheria toxin is an important tool used for selective killing (ablation) of cells for research purposes.  Using this technique, dubbed “toxin receptor–mediated cell knockout” when it was first used [1], researchers can selectively remove a specific type of cell in a live mouse without having to generate transgenic “knockout” animals, which […]

November 4, 2016

By: List Labs

By: M. Wessling A recently published study by Wen et al [1] provides an encouraging look at a possible therapy for the chronic neuro-inflammatory disease multiple sclerosis (MS). What is even more interesting is that this experimental autoimmune encephalitis myelitis (EAE) study, which used the List Labs Product #180 Pertussis Toxin in mice to induce autoimmune […]

June 14, 2016

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Debra Booth, VP of Operations Linda Eaton, Ph.D., VP of Research & Development Stacy Burns-Guydish, Ph.D., Senior Director of Microbiology PJ Nehil, Sales & Distribution Coordinator Dear Researchers Everywhere, List Labs recently exhibited at the 2016 BIO International Convention. As a producer of bacterial products for research, as well as a provider of custom […]

May 16, 2016

By: douano@listlabs.com

UPDATE: July 13, 2016 Alpha Toxin from C. septicum, product #116L is now available for purchase online. Information on other potential upcoming products can be found on our Product Pipeline. UPDATE: May 16, 2016 Alpha Toxin from C. septicum is currently in late to final stages of development, and we are accepting orders now. We expect to ship […]

April 26, 2016

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Karen Crawford, Ph.D., President Dear Microbiome Researchers, I just returned from the Second Annual Translational Microbiome Conference in Boston and my head is spinning with the possibilities. Suggested connections between the microbial community living on/in our bodies and health are expanding from the health of our gut to asthma and beyond. Many in the field […]

April 11, 2016

By: douano@listlabs.com

Dr. Karen Crawford, President of List Biological Laboratories, Inc. We will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Translational Microbiome Conference at the Hilton Boston Back Bay on April 20-21. We are also proud to be a sponsor of this event. If you will be in attendance, stop by the List Labs booth and chat with Karen Crawford about […]

January 26, 2015

By: List Labs

By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing An exciting report was released in October about a new class of targeted anti-tumor drugs, in which genetically engineered stem cells were used to deliver cytotoxins to brain tumors.1 Brain cancers known as glioblastomas (GBM) are notoriously difficult to treat because the tumors often re-grow after surgery and because […]

January 12, 2015

By: List Labs

Fundastic believes in being objective and transparent when it comes to funding and financing for small businesses. The following is an interview between Fundastic writer Sarah Tang and List Labs President Dr. Karen Crawford. View the original post here. By: Sarah Tang Fundastic Business Owner Stories Dr. Karen Crawford is the president of List Labs, a manufacturing […]

December 15, 2014

By: douano@listlabs.com

By: Karen Crawford, Ph.D. President, List Biological Laboratories, Inc.   Many bacterial products are potent immune system activators, helping our bodies identify and defend against microbial invasions.  The innate immune system or non-specific immune system is found in animals as well as in plants, fungi and insects and is employed when pathogens break through the […]

December 8, 2014

By: List Labs

By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing   An ongoing barrage of information and mis-information has been dispersed through various media about the dangers of toxins in our environment.  Although everyone agrees that you certainly should avoid ingesting, inhaling, or absorbing toxins into your body; your body has natural ways of removing toxins. Some new […]

September 30, 2014

By: douano@listlabs.com

Adenylate cyclase toxin-hemolysin (ACT, AC-Hly, or CyaA) is an important virulence factor for Bordetella pertussis.  Adenylate cyclase toxin is a large (178 kDa), 1,706-residue-long, toxin consisting of an amino-terminal adenylate cyclase (AC) domain of 400 residues and a repeat toxin (RTX) moiety of 1,306 residues.  Sequences within the RTX domain are responsible for target binding, pore-formation […]

July 28, 2014

By: List Labs

By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing   The world of microbial pathology is often understood as a system of various organisms who are trying to survive by using plants or animals as “hosts”. The dynamics of these systems can described the pathogen as trying to establish a living space for itself, while the “host” […]

April 28, 2014

By: dpinkston@listlabs.com

What Are Toxin Neutralization Assays & How Do They Work? For clinical detection or vaccine testing, it is hard to beat a toxin neutralization assay.  Toxin neutralization assays (TNA) assess the ability of antibodies to protect cells in culture from the cytotoxic affect of the specific toxins.  Interestingly, these assays may be used for sensitive […]

April 21, 2014

By: List Labs

By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing Pertussis Infections (aka Whooping Cough) Increasing Rates of pertussis infection, commonly referred to as whooping cough, are on the upswing. Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection with flu-like symptoms including a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever and the distinctive, hack-like cough. Prior to the […]

March 18, 2014

By: dpinkston@listlabs.com

Shiga Toxins May be Purchased without Government Approval The CDC has removed Shiga toxins (Stx1 and Stx2) from the list of materials requiring oversight.  As a result, Shiga Toxins are no longer classified as select agents and may be purchased without government approval for your research and investigative needs.   While Shiga toxins carry fewer restrictions, […]