Abcam expands custom services capabilities with the acquisition of Calico Biolabs

London and Cambridge, UK, 28 January 2019: Abcam plc, a global innovator in life science reagents and tools, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Calico Biolabs, a developer of custom high-quality recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibodies for diagnostics and pharmaceutical company partners.

Joyce Young, Vice President of Custom Services, Abcam commented:“This acquisition strategically expands our leadership in recombinant rabbit monoclonal antibody technology. The combination of our complementary antibody engineering capabilities will further support our mission to provide our customers with access to the best antibodies for both today’s and tomorrow’s targets of interest.”

Jacinto Villanueva, CEO, Calico Biolabs, commented:“Abcam is a recognised leader for the supply of high-quality validated antibodies, supported by an innovative approach to production and commercialisation, and we are excited to be joining the team. This move will enable us to more fully support the cancer research and associated diagnostics development being carried out by our industry partners.”

Calico Biolabs partners with many of the leaders in the diagnostics and biopharmaceutical industries to create custom products for companion diagnostics. In addition, Calico Biolabs range of ready-made recombinant CAL antibodies™ for critical immuno-oncology targets will now be available at both research and commercial scale, via the Abcam global commercial network.

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