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Hello..What is the monoclonal antibody?How it works?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
There are many: Before hybridoma technology, if we wanted an antibody against something, we had to inject an animal and get a diverse mixture. Today, a single antibody with a specific sequence can be produced in unlimited quantities. It was one of the key breakthroughs in 20th century medicine & a many diagnostic & therapeutic agents resulted.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013

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