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Galectin-3 belongs to the lectin family and is a carbohydrate binding protein. It is predominantly expressed in the colonic and intestinal epithelium. It is also found in the activated macrophages, fibroblasts, tumor cells. The marker is associated with cancer, inflammation and fibrosis, heart disease and stroke. There are various research papers which have suggested different uses of Galectin-3 as a diagnostic marker; a pre-surgival marker for thyroid carcinoma, cell proliferation stimulant, differentiation of benign and malignant thyroid neoplasms, analysis of colorectal cancer progression and Crohns disease. It also has the ability to chemo attract human blood monocytes and macrophages.

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The acquisition of DIARECT in June 2020 and their world leading recombinant autoimmune antigen capability immediately enhances BBI’s portfolio and position as a ‘complete’ immunoassay reagent supplier. This further enhances BBI’s position as the world’s largest diagnostics components company with a market leading antigen portfolio.


Maine Biotechnology Services brings 27 years of knowledge, experience, process development, and project management to our customers to ensure the best possible antibodies for any application. As antibody development goals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry have evolved the acquisition of MBS will help BBI further meet and exceed our customers needs.


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