Chicken Antibody Development & Production
Two brown leghorn hens, timed for egg production, are immunized via intramuscular injection with client supplied antigen. The antibody containing eggs that are collected following the final booster immunization are labeled and refrigerated until shipment.
Twelve immune eggs are supplied (six immune per animal). Additional eggs are available for $2.50 each plus animal maintenance fees of $90 per month per animal.
Approximately 10 weeks
Each egg can contain 150 or more milligrams antibody.
Documentation regarding animal, immunogen and egg identifiers
Client needs to provide 5 frozen aliquots of 150 µg antigen in 500 µl PBS each (300 µg/ml).