Novus Biologicals Announces VMAT2 Antibody Made Using SDIX Genomic Antibodies™

Littleton, CO, August 01, 2011 --( Novus Biologicals announced today a new VMAT2 antibody (NBP1-69750) for use in neurotransmission research. This VMAT2 antibody was made using SDIX Genomic Antibody TechnologyTM (GATTM).

VMAT2 is a multipass membrane protein responsible for vesicular transport of neurotransmitters by pumping cytosolic monoamines (ie. dopamine, norepinephrine, serotonin, and histamine) into synaptic vesicles. Improper VMAT2 function has been linked to several neuropsychiatric disorders.

The new VMAT2 antibody has been validated for use in immunohistochemistry and Western blot staining on human and mouse samples, and will therefore prove to be a useful tool for neuroscience researchers.

SDIX GATTM uses sophisticated bioinformatics and immunization strategies to produce high-quality antibodies that specifically bind to targeted regions of the protein in its naturally folded form. The ability of an antibody to recognize a protein’s naturally folded state enables its utility in high-value applications like sandwich immunoassay, ChIP, and flow cytometry. Learn more about SDIX Genomic Antibodies™ by reading the SDIX Genomic Antibodies FAQ or by downloading the SDIX Genomic Antibodies White Paper.

About Novus Biologicals (

Novus Biologicals is a biotechnology company whose mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by developing and marketing unique products in the forefront of science. Novus Biologicals provides primary antibodies, secondary antibodies, conjugated antibodies, proteins, peptides, isotype and loading controls, RNAi, lysates, stem cell lines and antibody labeling kits to the bioscience community. All of Novus' products are 100% guaranteed to work in the species and applications listed on the datasheet. By serving niche and emerging markets, Novus Biologicals has formed and will continue to form ongoing partnerships with leading researchers.

About SDIX (

SDIX is a biotechnology company with a core expertise in creating better antigens, better antibodies and better assays for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food safety markets. For over 20 years, SDIX has been a leading immuno-solutions company, developing results-oriented and innovative antibody-based solutions that enable customers to meet high performance research, diagnostic and commercialization objectives.

In the life science market, SDIX’s technology and capabilities are being used to help discover disease mechanisms, facilitate development of new drugs and provide antibodies and assays for the diagnosis of disease. In the food safety market, SDIX continues to expand its footprint as an international supplier of rapid pathogen test technologies that enable more accurate and cost-effective results.

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Novus Biologicals
Amy Chamberlain-Torres