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 3rd June 2010 Sera Laboratories International Ltd

Haywards Heath, UK – 28 May 2010. Sera Laboratories International Ltd (Sera Lab), the serum specialist, has developed a comprehensive range of over 1500 recombinant proteins for a variety of species including human, mouse, rat, porcine, bovine and chicken. The established collection includes cytokines, growth factors, chemokines, hormones, enzymes and viral antigens.

Applying core principles of quality products, first-class customer service and competitive pricing built up over 12 years, Sera Lab has established a regular and loyal customer base for its recombinant protein range.

Cytokines are a diverse group of soluble proteins and peptides that show multiple biological activities. They are involved in virtually all general systemic reactions as well as having important roles in embryogenesis, organ development and neurological processes. These wide-ranging roles mean that cytokine-related research is fundamental to a number of disciplines such as stem cell research, neuroscience, oncology, endocrinology, apoptosis and immunology.

With its range of highly-purified recombinant cytokines, Sera Lab has been enabling researchers to push back the boundaries of understanding in these different fields for over a decade, helping them to determine the activities, interrelationships and effects of these essential entities. In addition to cytokines, Sera Lab also supplies recombinant growth factors, chemokines, hormones and viral antigens.

Sera Lab’s recombinant proteins are mainly derived from bacterial systems, and also include mammalian, yeast, insect and plant sources. All are rigorously tested to ensure excellent quality and biological activity.

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About Sera Lab Founded in 1998, Sera Laboratories International Ltd (Sera Lab), the serum specialist, is a leading supplier of core biomedical products and services for clinical and research diagnostics, drug discovery and development, and life science research. With headquarters and storage in the UK and a cell culture research facility in France, Sera Lab offers the most complete range of animal-based research products in Europe from a wide variety of origins. Sera Lab supplies laboratories in over 30 countries throughout the world, either directly or through distributors. A new UK production facility at a sister company has further expanded the company’s capabilities and capacity.

Sera Lab’s quality products provide key advantages in a range of research disciplines including cell biology, genomics, proteomics, virology, immunology, drug discovery and toxicology. They are important tools for defining the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of newly discovered compounds and their effects on disease processes.

With over 30 years experience, the company’s management and R&D teams are continually developing new products that allow researchers to push the boundaries of research. Through an exclusive association with UK-based Antibody Production Services Limited (APS), Sera Lab offers a Custom Antibody Service to provide polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies from a wide variety of species.

Sera Lab’s Contract Manufacture Service can supply any serum, plasma or media product to suit a customer’s individual requirements. Other contract services include filtration, media production and freeze-drying.


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