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NEW YEAR, New Possibilities
Bio X Cell was founded with the intent to further scientific research. With this goal in mind, we have always offered best-in-industry pricing. As a thank you to our customers, our current pricing will remain in effect for all of 2020.
Learn About Bio X Cell: From Then to Now
January rings in a new year and a new decade. What does this mean for Bio X Cell?
First and foremost, Bio X Cell remains committed to providing our customers with the high-quality, low-priced antibodies we are known for. In order to meet increasing demand, we will be moving into a new, custom-built campus in Spring 2020. This building will give Bio X Cell the lab and administrative space it needs as the company continues to grow. Click here for an inside look at our future space.
A transition to fully recyclable shipping boxes is also in the works. Decreasing our carbon footprint is something Bio X Cell has been working towards for a long time and we are currently in the process of sourcing an alternative to Styrofoam coolers. The green solution we decide on will be rigorously tested to ensure it meets our current cold-chain standards.
In 2020, Bio X Cell will continue to support our community through the Bio X Cell Fund. In addition, Bio X Cell has launched a new Community Participation Program (CPP). The CPP has been created to encourage Bio X Cell employees to actively participate in, and contribute to, their community. Bio X Cell will incentivize employees to invest their time in volunteer efforts by reimbursing them for time spent on community service. Both the CPP and the Bio X Cell Fund are intended to further our philanthropic mission.
Contract Production Of Antibodies
If you are currently purifying your own antibodies from hybridoma cell supernatant or have a hybridoma cell line frozen away which you are planning on expanding “someday” consider taking advantage of our contract services and make “someday” today.
To begin, fill out and submit a Cell Line Information Form.
Learn more about Bio X Cell's Contract Services
Elissa started at Bio X Cell in January 2014 as a shipping assistant. Her role has grown to include overseeing procurement as well as logistical management of outgoing orders including shipment preparation, customs clearance, and coordination with shipment carriers. In addition, Elissa also provides background support to our marketing team.
A major ligand for the inhibitory receptor LAG-3 has been identified and its blockade can potentiate anti-tumor T cell responses
Lymphocyte-activation gene 3 (LAG-3) is a receptor that negatively regulates the proliferation, activation, and effector function of T cells. Currently, monoclonal antibodies that block the interaction of LAG-3 with its canonical ligand, MHC-II, are being evaluated for their antitumor activity in clinical trials. However, several antibodies that do not block the binding of LAG-3 to MHC-II have been shown to still promote T cell functions. For example, C9B7W, a popular anti-mouse LAG-3 antibody, enhances the proliferation, effector functions and anti-tumor activity of T cells in vitro and in vivo but does not block MHC-II binding. These studies raise the possibility that LAG-3 may bind to an unknown but functionally important ligand. Read more...
Oh, what fun it is to….Yankee swap?!
Every month Bio X Cell plans fun activities! This is a great way to enjoy ourselves without the normal stressors of the work environment. Forbes refers to “Team Building” as the best investment a company could make. “It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration. Effective team building means more engaged employees, which is good for company culture and boosting the bottom line.”
Check out Bio X Cell's most recent team building activities.
Events and Conferences
Bio X Cell attends and sponsors a handful of conferences and industry events each year. In 2020, we will be attending more events than ever before!
Our staff enjoys meeting customers face-to-face and highlighting our in vivo-ready antibodies. We hope to meet YOU in 2020! Visit our booth at these upcoming events and conferences.