Monoclonal antibodies (mAbs)are expressed by hybridomas which are hybrid cells produced by the fusion of an antibody-producing lymphocyte from an immunized animal and a myeloma cell. Hybridomas cells produce a specific antibody like the normal parent cell and can proliferate indefinitely in culture like the parent tumor cells. Custom antibody generation in laboratories is a difficult and expensive process. Monoclonal antibodies generation requires specific equipment and extensive expertise. They are critical tools for molecular immunology investigations, in particular, when used in combination with techniques such as epitope mapping and molecular modelling. In addition, monoclonal antibodies have become key components in a vast array of clinical laboratory diagnostic tests and for the treatment of certain diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis.
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