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Company veteran: A day in the life of a research director at Vector Laboratories

Erika Leonard, Director of R&D, has been with Vector Laboratories for almost 30 years. We sat down to discuss her time at the company and the various roles she’s taken on.

June 15, 2022

5 sources of non-specific staining and background in IHC and IF

Identifying sources of non-specific staining is crucial for determining potential solutions to improve your staining results. This blog post will briefly walk you through commonly encountered sources of non-specific staining in IHC and IF applications.

June 8, 2022

Alzheimer's Awareness Month: The Impact of IL-17 Accumulation on Cognitive Deficit

Learn about the impact of IL-17 accumulation on cognitive impairment in this publication highlight blog post for Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

June 1, 2022

5 ways immunohistochemistry contributes to cancer research

Check out this innovative article about cancer research to learn how immunohistochemistry is helping scientists improve diagnostics, identify new therapeutic targets, and boost surgical outcomes.

May 25, 2022

How glycobiology contributes to research

Glycobiology is a rapidly growing field that’s giving insights in a variety of research areas. Discover the role of glycobiology in diagnostics, therapeutics, and so much more in this article.

May 11, 2022

How to prevent tissue and reagent loss on your slides

You spend a lot of time collecting and preparing your tissue samples. Learn tips and tricks to ensure those samples are evenly stained and retained on your slides.

May 4, 2022

Setting media vs non-setting mounting media: Which is right for you?

You’ve got lots of options when it comes to choosing a mounting media. Let us help you decide whether setting or non-setting mounting media will work best for your workflow in this Tips & Tricks article.

April 27, 2022

5 ways lectins contribute to glycobiology

Lectins are powerful tools with many uses in glycobiology. Discover the ways you can use lectins in your research.

April 20, 2022

Connecting the dots: a day in the life of a senior scientist at Vector Laboratories

August Estabrook, a senior scientist at Vector Laboratories, came to love science starting in high school and at one point dreamed of opening a microbrewery. Now, August spends his days connecting the dots to develop leading proteomic and glycomic products.

April 13, 2022

One-step, two-step, amplify: How to choose the right IHC detection system

Enhancing the signal-to-noise ratio is essential for obtaining viable data. Choosing the appropriate immunohistochemistry detection system can help.

April 6, 2022