Custom Antibody Production

Assessment of a protein of interest in biological systems is key to the work of biochemists and cell biologists the world over. At the MRC PPU, we are no stranger to the critical need for reliable and sensitive antibody tools.

From Our Expertise

Given the fact the vast majority of all MRC PPU research papers rely heavily on the antibodies raised by our antibody production team, we have a wealth of knowledge in the generation of antibodies, using large protein fragments and peptides. Moreover, given the focus of our Unit on phosphorylation, we also have a depth of knowledge of phospho-specific antibody generation.

To Your Research

We are happy to make our services available to scientists outside of our Unit and look forward to working with you. We have thus far worked on numerous projects with investigators from around the world based in academia as well as the pharma and biotech sectors. Please let us know how we can help you!

Antigen Selection

We offer an antigen design service and we can generate your peptide or protein antigen. We can provide custom peptide synthesis and protein production to produce:

  • Recombinant protein (full length / truncated fragment) in bacteria
  • Recombinant protein (full length / truncated fragment) in insect cells
  • Peptide fragment
  • Phosphorylated peptide fragment
  • Other peptide modification

Or we can use your own generated peptide / protein as antigen.

Antibody Generation

Our antibodies are raised in sheep which offers the advantage of being able to raise large amounts of antibody. We provide a three bleed programme as standard, and we have the flexibility to extend to additional bleeds if necessary.

Antibody Purification

We can provide affinity purification of your generated serum whereby each bleed can be affinity purified against the appropriate antigen and purified material is provided for customer validation.

Alternatively we can provide you with serum with purification.

Pricing and Turnaround

As each investigator’s needs for antibody generation are different, pricing and turnaround will vary depending on all the variables discussed above including:

  • Antigen production
  • Number of bleeds
  • Purification


If you are interested in antibody generation, we can help you design your project from the start. We can even generate your antigen of interest.

Please contact us to discuss your project further and for a quotation! We are happy to provide recommendations from other satisfied customers – please ask.