Take advantage of Covance's full range of small and large scale antibody production services in diverse mouse and rat strains. Live or frozen cells are sent to Covance and used for ascites production, a reliable in vivo production method for monoclonal antibodies.

Schedule production to your needs with Covance. Typically ascites production takes 6-8 weeks and purification of monoclonal antibodies from ascites is available from Covance.

Our processes include:

  • Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) rodents obtained from approved vendors
  • Bimonthly serological health survey and monitoring for project duration
  • Injection of one million cells into each rodent, adjusted as needed
  • Daily monitoring following administration of cells
  • Ascites fluid harvested as it is produced
    • fibrin clots and cellular debris removal
    • packaged, labeled, delivered on dry ice

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