Monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies are often interchangeable; however in some applications, one or the other antibody will give a better result.
Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) are monospecific antibodies that are the same because they are made by identical immune cells that are all clones of a unique parent cell. MAbs have monovalent affinity, in that they bind to the same epitope and offer high specificity in applications such as ELISA, flow cytometry or epitope mapping where specific binding is desirable.
PBL's MAbs are derived against a range of interferons from various mammalian species. They deliver superior product stability and high specificity while providing reliable and reproducible results.