Vector Laboratories, Inc. Release: New Polymer Kit Enables IHC Staining Of Two Target Antigens In One Protocol

BURLINGAME, Calif. (October 3, 2017) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces the ImmPRESS™ Duet Double-Staining Polymer Kit for immunohistochemistry. The new kit delivers all the advantages of polymer stains including low background staining, high signal intensity and the elimination of off- target binding. The kit enables fast, well-defined localization and visualization of two different target antigens on the same tissue section.

ImmPRESS Duet combines highly active horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (AP) enzyme polymers, conjugated to anti-mouse IgG and anti-rabbit IgG secondary antibodies to produce a ready-to-use HRP/AP formulation.

“Our ImmPRESS Polymer systems have demonstrated a number of advantages for applications in which traditional staining is challenging,” explains Harjit Kullar, vice president of marketing for Maravai LifeSciences. “Our ImmPRESS polymer reagents have always enabled a one-step protocol. Now we are expanding the offering with a double-staining protocol, for an even more streamlined workflow.”

About Vector Laboratories

Vector Laboratories develops, manufactures and markets labeling and detection reagents for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, DNA/RNA and glycobiology. The company serves customers in disease and therapeutics research with tools that help them precisely visualize and study tissues and cells. A pioneer in a number of innovative technologies, Vector Laboratories has been providing a continuous stream of reliable tools to its customers for more than 40 years. With headquarters in Burlingame, California and a subsidiary in Peterborough, U.K., the company maintains a network of more than 40 distributors across the globe. A privately held company, Vector Laboratories was acquired by Maravai LifeSciences in 2016.