Life Science Solutions
For Research, Clinical, & Biopharma Laboratories
Bambanker (120 ml)
Serum-free cell freezing media. No controlled rate freezing required – simple add media and freeze cells directly in -80°C or -196°C. Tried and true – many publications displaying improved cell proliferation and viability after thawing. Usable for all known cell lines.
FastGene FAS-V Geldoc System
Gel Documentation system with Blue/Green LED Technology. For documentation of DNA/RNA in agarose gels, protein gels, and petri dishes. Compatible with both red and green dyes. Robust system with easy to use touchscreen operation.
Mupid-One Elektrophoresis System
The gold standard Gel Electrophoresis system. Small, compact unit, completely heat-resistant trays, up to 100°C gel can be poured. Designed to easily and safely dispose of buffer. Multi-function power supply. Multi-channel pipette compatible. Includes all accessories at no extra charge.
MIDORI Green Xtra
Ultra-sensitive DNA stain for the detection of Nucleic acid in Agarose gels. Safe-dye – can be disposed of as regular lab waste. Non-carcinogenic and non-toxic.
FAST FISH Pre-treatment Reagent System
Completely replaces traditional manual operation mode by the automatic and standardized pretreatment of paraffin sections/slices (FFPE) in FISH detection. Can process heated samples quickly, dewaxing and performing enzymatic digestion to release nucleic acids for qualitative and quantitative detection of nucleic acids in the tissue.
FastGene FAS-Digi PRO
Gel Documentation system with innovative Blue/Green LED Technology. Compatible with all common green, red, and yellow DNA dyes. Safe solution: no damage to DNA, no risk of UV exposure for users. Features large illuminated imaging area for imaging multiple agarose gels of various sizes.
High content live cell assay system. For researchers who want to get deeper insights into cell behavior with more correlated results in fewer experiments. Livecyte follows and characterizes the dynamic behavior of thousands of individual cells throughout their life in assay formats up to 96-wells. Users can drill down from plate level to view single-well population statistics to single-cell metrics to individual cell lineages.
NC3Rs CRACKIT Award-winning disruptive technology; Actual HCA is the only product that permits scientists to gather 24/7 data, subject identity retained, delivering automated analysis of the complex behaviours of group housed rodents, in their real home cage, with major 3Rs benefits.
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As a leading supplier of life science equipment and reagents, AFS Bio works with Canadian researchers, hospitals, and biopharma companies seeking to increase efficiencies, reduce costs, and streamline their workflow in the lab.
Diagnostic Product Catalog
Primary antibodies are immunoglobulins that bind directly to antigens. They’re used to detect, quantify, or purify antigens in a sample. Primary antibodies do not come with fluorophores attached – to measure them, a secondary antibody (of a species different from both the primary antibody and sample) must be applied. We offer mouse, rat, pig, bovine, chicken, dog and human monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to suit your research needs.View Products
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) is used to detect and measure the amount of peptides, proteins, antibodies, and hormones in a sample. It’s different from typical antibody assays in that it involves enzyme-linked antibody binding to antigens immobilized on a solid surface – generally a polystyrene multiwell plate – and allows for quantitative analysis of the sample. During incubation, the conjugated enzyme is broken down into a colored product, indicating the amount of analyte present in the sample. ELISA’s provide rapid, easily visualized results, and can be performed on a high number of samples simultaneously.View Products
Secondary antibodies do not bind to the antigen under analysis, but instead to the heavy chain of primary antibodies that perform the direct antigen binding. Attached to secondary antibodies are colorimetric, chemiluminescent, or fluorescent markers that serve as tags for antibody-antigen binding, signaling the amount of antigen present. The secondary antibody must be able to recognize the species from which the primary antibody was extracted, so should be derived from a different species.View Products
Isotype controls are used to verify the binding specificity of a primary antibody. They lack specificity to the target, but belong to the same class and type of primary antibody being applied. Isotype controls are effective at delineating non-specific background signals from specific antibody signals, providing you with a more accurate indication of the degree of antibody binding. As extra background is a common issue with primary antibodies (resulting from binding to Fc receptors on target cells, non-specific interactions with other cellular components, or cellular autofluorescence), isotype staining is a useful means of visualizing the degree of non-specific binding in a sample.View Products