Despite decades of advancements in in vitro antibody production methods, many of the world’s largest diagnostics and reagents companies are still manufacturing in mice. The ascites method of manufacturing is inherently problematic due to batch inconsistency, supply chain unreliability, quality issues, and the ethics of using animals when alternatives are available.

In this post, we’ll walk through the history of ascites manufacturing, why more and more companies are moving away from ascites, and how it can be effectively accomplished while minimizing risk to the product.

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