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Vector Laboratories Publishes New Immunohistochemistry Guide

BURLINGAME, Calif. (September 18, 2017) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, announces the publication of a new immunohistochemistry (IHC) guide, providing a comprehensive compilation of helpful tools for understanding and implementing IHC. This new 48-page guide focuses on all aspects of IHC and its implementation, including history of the technique’s development and tips on choosing the right reagents for the application. The IHC Guide, which is available in print and online, can be ordered at...


New Double-Staining Kit Streamlines Immunofluorescence Workflow

BURLINGAME, Calif. (September 6, 2017) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces the VectaFluor™ Duet kit, offering convenient, ready-to-use immunofluorescence double labeling. This new kit is ideal for use on a wide range of frozen and FFPE tissue samples, combining primary and secondary antibodies to significantly streamline...


New Kit Delivers Simple, Fast Protein and Antibody Labeling with Horseradish Peroxidase

BURLINGAME, Calif. (October 4, 2016) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces the ProtOn™ HRP Protein Labeling Kit, for simplified attachment of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) to antibodies and proteins. This is the newest kit in Vector Laboratories’ ProtOn labeling line, which also includes kits for biotin and fluorescein...


New Plant-based Block Minimizes Background Signal for Immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence

BURLINGAME, Calif. (September 5, 2016) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces a ready-to-use (RTU) animal-free blocking agent and diluent for cell- and tissue-based immunohistochemistry (IHC) and immunofluorescence. This new plant-based block is an alternative to widely used animal-based blocks such as sera, BSA, casein and non-fat dry milk, enabling the lab to reduce the use of animal-derived reagents...


New Fluorescent Red Substrate Provides Increased Sensitivity for Tissue Research

BURLINGAME, Calif. (June 15, 2016) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces ImmPACT™ Vector® Red AP Substrate Kit, delivering a crisp red reaction product for studies involving immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, immunofluorescence, in situ hybridization and blots...


Maravai LifeSciences Acquires Vector Laboratories

BURLINGAME, Calif. (April 5, 2016) – Maravai LifeSciences, a transformative company in the life science research market, announced today that it has acquired Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research. The acquisition fits with Maravai LifeSciences’ goal of creating a market-leading life science business by bringing investment, strong and experienced...


Company Background

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 for more than 40 years. With headquarters in Burlingame, California and a subsidiary in Peterborough, UK, 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.

  
Year Founded: 1976
Number of Employees: Headquarters, R&D and manufacturing in Burlingame, California USA, subsidiary in Peterborough, UK
Facilities: 50+
Number of Products: 600 +
Leading Product Groups: VECTASTAIN® ABC Kits (avidin biotin systems)
ImmPRESS™ Polymer Detection Reagents
Vector® M.O.M. Mouse on Mouse Immunodetection Kits
Enzyme substrates
VECTASHIELD® Antifade Mounting Media
VectaCell™ Live Cell Imaging Reagents and Stains
Secondary fluorescent antibody conjugates
Key Disciplines Served: Immunohistochemistry
Immunofluorescence
Glycobiology
Immunocytochemistry
Live Cell Imaging
Citations in Scientific Papers: 300,000 +
Management:

Carl Hull, CEO
Carl has more than 30 years of experience in life science research and diagnostic companies including Abbott Labs, Ventana Medical Systems, Applied Biosystems and Gen-Probe. Carl took over as CEO of Gen-Probe in 2009 and focused the strategy of the company to take full advantage of its core molecular diagnostics and automation strengths. During Carl’s tenure, the company extended its recognized leadership position in the most rapidly growing segment of diagnostics.

Eric Tardif, President
Eric is an experienced investment banker and director with a focus on medical devices, life science tools and diagnostics. Most recently, he was instrumental in the turnaround and sale of Gen-Probe.

David Weber, VP and Chief Commercial Officer
David has an extensive background in directing the commercial functions of a variety of life science tools companies. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Affymetrix, where he helped orchestrate that company’s turnaround and ultimate sale to Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Harjit Kullar, VP, Marketing
Harjit is an expert in global product marketing, channel sales and brand development. He has more than 15 years of marketing experience with a range of leading life science tools companies.

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David Weber, Chief Commercial Officer
Maravai LifeSciences
(650) 697-3600
[email protected]

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