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March 19, 2018

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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 […]

March 27, 2017

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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 […]

August 15, 2016

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By: Md. Elias, Ph.D, Senior Scientist List Labs is one of the leading manufacturers of high quality adjuvants from bacterial sources. Our highly purified adjuvants for research and development are Tetanus Toxoid (Product #191), Cholera Toxin B Subunit (Product #104), Diphtheria Toxin CRM197 Mutant (Product #149), Adenylate Cyclase Mutant, Cya-AC– (Product #198L), Pertusis Toxin Mutant (Product #184), […]

June 7, 2016

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By: Dom C. Ouano, Marketing Coordinator Since List Labs introduced products in the Tetanus Toxin family more than 25 years ago, interest and knowledge in this field has multiplied. Tetanus Toxin C fragment, the non-toxic C-terminal domain of the heavy chain, is retrogradely transported to the central nervous system and is useful as a neuronal […]

April 6, 2015

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By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing Concerns over outbreaks of potentially serious childhood diseases are in the news again in California with an increase in whooping cough infections in 2014, caused by the pathogen Bordetella pertussis, and a measles outbreak in December 2014 to February 2015.  Since outbreaks and epidemics may be infrequent, many […]

January 5, 2015

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By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing   Three anthrax toxin components—Protective antigen (PA), edema factor (EF) and lethal factor (LF) are available for research purposes from LIST Biological Laboratories, separately at a high level of purification. At least two out of three of these components are necessary to enter a mammalian cell and exert […]

October 21, 2014

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By: Suzanne Canada, Ph.D. Tanager Medical Writing   Vaccines have been used to help control diseases for more than 200 years and are the common practice for children and adults. Childhood vaccination has substantially reduced the morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases in much of the developed world, and influenza vaccinations have reduced the impact […]

April 28, 2014

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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

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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 […]