To help overcome delays associated with antibody selection and purchase, One World Lab (OWL), San Diego, has announced its collaboration with BenchWise, a nonprofit online review platform founded by students and researchers from Stanford University. The partnership enables researchers to share their knowledge and experience of antibodies purchased through OWL, in an effort to help fellow scientists save time and money.
OWL seeks to provide an efficient way for scientists to search for antibodies, aiming to eliminate the frustrations of purchasing from multiple vendors and to simplify the validation process. OWL provides access to 10 mg aliquots offered for side-by-side comparison, permitting researchers to test multiple antibodies at lower cost. Combined with a “community” built through reviews and protocol-sharing on BenchWise, researchers can assist each other and help ensure peace of mind when performing their experiments.
“As a former scientist, I suffered first-hand the tremendous waste of time and money in trying to find a good antibody and getting it to work,” says Milton Yu, cofounder and CEO of BenchWise. “Combining OWL and BenchWise is the perfect solution for this problem. You can test more antibodies with less money by purchasing test-size antibodies from OWL, and you can zoom in on the best candidates and protocols by learning from other scientists’ antibody reviews on BenchWise.”