Novus Biologicals Announces New LAMP2 Antibody Made Using SDIX Genomic Antibody Technology™

Littleton, CO, October 05, 2011 --( Novus Biologicals announced today a new LAMP2 antibody (catalog number NBP1-71692) for use as a cell marker in autophagy signaling and cancer research. This LAMP2 antibody was developed using SDIX Genomic Antibody TechnologyTM.

LAMP2 is a member of a family of membrane glycoproteins. Specifically, LAMP2 marks selectins with carbohydrate ligands. It is thought that this function plays a role in tumor cell metastasis, as well as in the protection, maintenance and adhesion of lysosomes. Impaired LAMP2 activity can lead to Danon's disease, characterized by the accumulation of autophagic material in striated myocytes.

It has also been suggested that LAMP2 may protect cells from the toxic effects of methylating mutagens.

LAMP2 antibodies are primarily used for cancer research to measure metastasis; however researchers have also started to use them as cell markers and in autophagy research. Novus’ new LAMP2 Antibody (NBP1-71692) has been validated for use in Western blot and immunofluorescence staining on human, mouse, rat, pig and bovine cell lines.

SDIX Genomic Antibody Technology™ uses sophisticated bioinformatics and immunization strategies to produce high-quality antibodies that specifically bind to a targeted region of protein in its naturally folded form. The ability of any antibody to recognize a protein’s naturally folded state has the potential to expand an antibody’s utility to high-value applications like sandwich immunoassay, ChIP and flow cytometry. Learn more about SDIX Genomic Antibodies by reading the SDIX Genomic Antibody FAQ or by downloading the SDIX Genomic Antibody 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 at 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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Amy Chamberlain-Torres