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Our condolences go out to the family of Dr. Mark Brownfield. His contribution to science lives on through his work on the serotonergic system and its impact on brain function.

ImmunoStar attaches The Antibody Registry RRIDs to all Antibodies

April 5, 2016

Research Resource Identifiers (RRIDs) Offer Reliability of ImmunoStar Antibodies in Publications

RRIDs offer confidence in ImmunoStar antibody citations in biomedical literature because they ensure the antibody used in the research can be traced and identified. The Antibody Registry, the RRID source authority, attaches this unique and stable identifier to antibodies, organisms, and software tools. Their Resource Identification Portal allows scientists to shop for antibodies by name and number of citations.

Citing the RRID in biomedical literature overcomes the too common problem in published research of insufficient details for reproducibility of methodology and reuse of data. ImmunoStar, having changed its name over its 35-year history, endorses The Antibody Registry’s aim to make antibodies traceable through company name changes and other situations like antibody renaming and reselling.

Dr Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, PhD with the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego was one of the first to include RRIDs in her published research because she supports the open access approach. In addition, when shopping for antibodies, Dr. Skowronska-Krawczyk uses The Antibody Registry because, “It gives me confidence that people are using it and citing it.”

ImmunoStar antibody RRIDs are recognizable, unique, and traceable. They are prefixed with the letters RRID followed by AB to indicate the Antibody Registry is the source authority then followed by the unique number. For example, ImmunoStar 5-HT (Serotonin) Rabbit Antibody #20080 is identified as RRID:AB_572263.

At ImmunoStar we encourage our customers to support open access by making the simple addition of adding the RRIDs to our antibody citations when publishing research.

Resource Identification Portal (or Search for resources by name and number of citations.

The Resource Identification Initiative (RII). Help to sufficiently cite the key resources used to produce the findings reported in biomedical literature.

The Antibody Registry assigns unique and persistent identifiers (RRIDS) to each antibody so that they can be referenced within publications.

Use The Antibody Registry as your database to accurately identify ImmunoStar’s antibodies by Antibody RRID and citations.

We Now Ship Almost Everywhere in the World 

Feb 25, 2016

ImmunoStar announces a new distribution network through This addition to our already established network of distributors, means researchers almost everywhere in the world can order ImmunoStar Antibodies and our agents will take care of the shipping, delivery, and customs duty requirements.

To find your local distributor of ImmunoStar antibodies go to our Distributor page and click on your region of the map.

Equipment Donated to University of Wisconsin River Falls Biology Lab

Oct 21, 2015

ImmunoStar Director of Operations, Colleen Hammer and Rick Ellingworth, UW River Falls Biology Department Lab Manager, stand beside the Millipore Water Filtering System that was donated to his lab. The lab also received a Sorvall Instruments Dupont Centrifuge.

ImmunoStar Wins Award

Aug 1, 2015

“In the ‘Small Company of the Year’ category Immunostar was up against a number of companies with portfolios of less than 1000 antibodies. However, the company’s line is well-characterised, with high quality primary antibodies, some of which have been offered for thirty years. All of the company’s antibodies are tested using immunohistochemistry and only those with the best staining results are made available for sale. For this reason, Immunostar’s portfolio is well proven and widely cited in academic literature.”

– Andrew and the CiteAb team


CiteAb is the world’s largest antibody search engine, ranking results by number of citations.