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Custom and OEM Services

Leadership

We have been developing innovative labeling and detection products since 1976, designing and manufacturing reagents and kits that have enabled many significant research advancements. Our products have been cited in over 300,000 publications, and clients worldwide rely on us for Custom & OEM solutions and security of supply.

 

Original Manufacturer

As an original manufacturer, we can readily address customer requests for alternative product formulations and packaging. We manufacture our products at our 65,000 ft2 research and production facility in Burlingame, California (USA). We offer custom synthesis of small molecules using an established protocol, with small batch capability and rapid turnaround time.

 

Technical Expertise

Our dedicated team of scientists & chemists has extensive expertise in conjugation, creating compact, highly active enzyme-antibody and dye-antibody combinations.

 

Specialties

Avidin-Biotin and Streptavidin-Biotin Systems, Novel Enzyme Substrates, Affinity-Purified Secondary Antibodies, Blocking Reagents, Histology Products, Molecular Biology Reagents, Lectin-based Glycobiology Reagents

 
Terms

For products intended for commercial use, we offer attractive licensing and supply arrangements

 

Solutions

Flexible access to catalog products and technology

Need a product in a different size or format?

Adjustments to formulation where possible
Access to components not otherwise available as catalog items
Flexible licensing and supply arrangements

OEM arrangements for components and products for resale

Standing orders, when requirements are predictable
Standard and custom quality assurance testing

 

40-YEAR HISTORY OF QUALITY AND INNOVATION

1941

Albert Coons demonstrated that flourescently labeled antibodies can be used to localize bacteria inside macrophages (immunohistochemistry).

1966

Straits Avrameas and Paul Nakane independently developed methods to covalently couple the enzyme horseradish peroxidase (HRP) to antibodies

1980

Vector Labs first to commercialize avidin-biotin enzyme complex (VECTASTAIN.ABC kits)

1981

S.M. Hsu published that the high affinity of avidin for biotin could be used to increase the stability of the enzyme antibody complex

1986

Vector Labs launches PHOTOPROBE.Biotin

1991

SR. Shi developed the antigen retrieval process for formaldehyde fixed tissues

1993

Vector Labs introduced first antifade mounting media for fluorescence (VECTASHIELD. Mounting Media)

1999

Vector Labs introduced a next-generation PAP pen conforming with environmental regulations (ImmEdgeTM Pen)

2004

Vector Labs expanded antifade mounting media with hardening formulation (VECTASHIELD.HardSetTM Mounting Media)

2005

Vector Labs developed detection reagents enabling greater access to antigens within tissues and improving multiple antigen labeling (ImmPRESSTM enzyme polymer)

2007

Vector Labs introduced proprietary substrates enabling multiplexing IHC (ImmPACTTM HRP substrates)

2011

Vector Labs introduced BLOXALL.Endogenous HRP and AP Blocking Solution

2014

Vector Labs introduced additional proprietary AP substrate (ImmPACTTM Vector. Red substrate)

2016

Strategic investment by Maravai LifeSciences