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Data Update: More Antibodies and Figures, Closed-Access Content, and New Filters

Maurice Shen, PhD

Along with several exciting developments here at BenchSci (read about our support from Google's AI venture fund and partnership with Karger), we recently also completed a major data update to improve the antibody search experience.

Read on to find out what's new!

Largest Antibody Database with Published Data

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We added more antibody products, published figures (which translates into more unique use cases), and supplier images. Specifically, we increased each by:

  • 244,604 antibodies
  • 249,697 published figures (equivalent to 932,001 unique use cases)
  • 58,891 Supplier Images

With this data update, there are now a total of 2 million unique use cases and over 3.9 million antibodies, maintaining BenchSci's position as the world's largest antibody database!

If you couldn't find data for your search previously, go ahead and give it another shot.

Closed-Access Data from Springer Nature and Wiley

In addition to those from JAMA, FASEB, and ASPET, we added more closed access data from two much-sought-for publishers: Springer Nature and Wiley.

Closed access figures from Springer Nature and Wiley are now searchable and filterable on BenchSci. You can identify them by the key icon at the top left-hand corner of a figure card, like this:

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Example figure from Springer Nature on the right

 

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Example figure from Wiley on the right

 

Within each figure, the cited antibody will be shown. To access the figure legend or full text, simply link to the paper and apply your institutional subscription, like so:

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Improved Filter Functionality

The filters are the most commonly used features on BenchSci, and we strive to make them even more useful and user-friendly. Beyond the sleek new design, we made the following updates:

Multiple Inclusions and/or Exclusions at a time

When looking for antibodies with the desired properties, sometimes we want to include or exclude several parameters in one go. With the updated filter, you can now do exactly that, like so:

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Example of multiple inclusions/exclusions for "Reactivity"

 

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 Example of multiple inclusions for "Host"

This update applies to:

  • Company (Toggles)
  • Host (Checkboxes)
  • Reactivity (Checkboxes)

Filter for Kits

For some techniques, antibodies are sold as part of an optimized kit. To help you identify these kits, we rolled out a new kits filter. You can find it here:

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Filter "Kits" for your technique of interest, and we'll show you the kits that are available for that technique and the associated publication data.

That's it! If you have any comments or suggestions regarding this update, we would love to hear from you in the comment section below.

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Maurice Shen, PhD

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