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Vector Laboratories Publishes New Immunohistochemistry Guide

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 no charge or downloaded here.

The new guide starts with a step-by-step presentation of the IHC workflow, followed by an IHC Selection Guide, which helps users specify the right tool for each step in the workflow. The guide gives an historical review of the development of IHC technology breakthroughs and then presents easy-to-use charts and information on detection system choices, multiple antigen labeling options and counterstaining methodology. Also included is helpful information on blocking background signal, the use of secondary and tertiary reagents and the importance of choosing the right mounting media and accessory reagents. The visually striking guide is illustrated throughout with images produced using Vector Laboratories’ technology.

“The use of IHC has grown tremendously in the last 50 years or so, as new methods for labeling antibodies and retrieving antigens from stored samples have been developed,” explains Harjit Kullar, vice president of marketing for Maravai LifeSciences. “Today IHC is used in a wide range of biomedical research applications. With this guide, we provide researchers with visually interesting and essential content on how to get useful and impressive images from their IHC efforts.”

About Vector Laboratories

Vector Laboratories empowers scientific advances with innovative proteomic and glycomic solutions. Supporting industries worldwide for 45 years and counting, Vector Laboratories is a trusted manufacturing partner with unmatched technical expertise and a culture of service. Customers rely on Vector Laboratories’ immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, glycobiology and bioconjugation products and custom manufacturing capabilities to move science forward, with impact. Vector Laboratories’ market-tested product portfolio provides the critical tools researchers need to precisely visualize and study tissues and cells, and to ultimately tackle today’s biggest healthcare challenges. The company’s products and technologies have been cited in more than 350,000 peer-reviewed publications and its catalog and custom products are relied upon by laboratories around the world. Headquartered in Newark, CA, Vector Laboratories includes a global network of more than 40 distributors. For more information about Vector Laboratories, please visit:

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