Life in the Lab Issue 21

Immuno-oncology issue

This special immuno-oncology research edition of Life in the Lab explores how innovations in biomarker discovery, flow cytometry and next-generation sequencing are allowing immuno-oncology researchers to harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer in the future.

See featured articles below.

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Featured articles

checkpoint biomarkers

Uncovering Checkpoint Biomarkers

Learn how researchers like Dr. Lisa Butterfield are using Invitrogen ProcartaPlex panels to identify robust biomarkers for cancer research

Antibody validation

How Are Your Antibodies Validated?*

Every year, researchers waste valuable time and money using antibodies that do not perform as intended. A new set of guidelines will ensure that our antibodies will meet the highest possible standards of overall antibody validation*.

flow cytometry

Going Further with Flow

Flow cytometry can now be used in multiple applications. Advance your research with flow cytometry instrumentation, antibodies and reagents for studying cancer.

I-O Sequencing and Research Assays

I-O Sequencing and Research Assays

Identify new biomarkers—whole transcriptome, targeted panels, and individual transcripts. Learn how you can utilize FFPE research samples for biopsy, perform simple data analysis, and get results in <2 days.

What's your immune pick-me-up?

While we’re focused on the immune system, let’s talk about what you can do to give yours a little boost. Just when you’re at your busiest, you get a scratchy throat and it can only mean a virus is about to get in the way of your deadline. Everyone has their go-to remedy for stopping it in its tracks. These are our favorites—and a delicious snack anytime of the day. Share your favorites with us on social media #fueltheimmunesystem.



It contains sulfur compounds that aid the immune system.



Everyone’s go-to are citrus fruits like oranges, but did you know kale and red peppers have a high amount of vitamin C?



The yolks are a great source of vitamin D, which helps regulate the immune system.



These popular snacks are packed with vitamin E, which is important in maintaining a strong immune system.

chicken soup


This is a favorite when you are sick, unless you’re a vegetarian. It contains vitamin B6, which is vital in the production of new blood cells.

* The use or any variation of the word “validation” refers only to research use antibodies that were subject to functional testing to confirm that the antibody can be used with the research techniques indicated. It does not ensure that the product(s) was validated for clinical or diagnostic uses.


For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.