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Why choose BBI Solutions Cardiac biomarkers? 

BBI offers an extensive range of human protein Cardiac biomarker, critical raw material products derived either from native human tissue sources or using carefully chosen recombinant expression systems. All source materials are screened for safety using the latest sensitive methods. Products are made to order or available from stock using processes defined by specific batch records.  

We endeavour to always supply material to our customers’ timelines but rely on our clients to provide forecasts and estimates of usage. Materials are prepared using a range of purification technologies, some of these unique to BBI. Products are available as either highly purified or part-purified grades, are formulated to optimise shelf-life and provide material in the most convenient storage format. Analytical testing is performed to demonstrate the product purity and recovery using immunological and/or biochemical protein assays.  

Please contact our Customer Services Team directly to disuss your requirements on tel:+44 (0) 1495 363000 or alternatively you can submit an enquiry here.

FAQs

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Antigens are a range of mostly human purified proteins that are commonly used in In-Vitro diagnostic tests as critical reagents to add to a base to create calibrators and Quality Control material for specific
biomarkers (a measurable indicator of some biological state or condition). Certain products will have additional biological functionality that can be used for other applications.

Recombinant (prokaryotic/eukaryotic) or native from human tissue (sourced with informed consent), human cancer cell line grown in culture or human body fluids such as blood, plasma, serum and urine. All samples are given with informed consent from the donor.

The material is purified in our laboratories in Sittingbourne UK. The site is registered to design, develop, manufacture and supply in-vitro diagnostic reagents, blood and plasma products and operates a quality management system which complies with the requirements of ISO: 13485. the raw material is sourced from various territories, where this is specific this is detailed on theCertificate of Analysis (C of A). In general, material prepared from blood plasma is sourced from US-based blood donations. Our Sittingbourne site also holds a Human Tissue Authority license for the storage of human tissues for the purpose of Research.

Most of the products we supply are made on site however there are a few specific products that are contracted out to carefully selected partner laboratories.

The specific methodologies are proprietary to BBI however a general purification methodology can be provided after execution of a non-disclosure agreement.

Extract grade – Less than 40%, immunoassay recovery as a percentage of total protein.
Part-pure – Greater than 40%, immunoassay recovery as a percentage of total protein. A band on SDS-PAGE or Native PAGE corresponding to the pure protein molecular weight to be visible.
Pure grade – Greater than 90%, band corresponding to protein visible clearly on Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE or Native PAGE with no more than 2 other bands which are not multimers of the protein
occurring as minor bands. These bands should represent an intensity judged to be faint in comparison to the main band. One band only or no contaminating bands on cellulose acetate electrophoresis.
This information needs to be backed up with at least one other technique such as HPLC or Immunoassay as percentage of total protein which shows a purity of > 90%.
High Pure grade – Greater than96% band corresponding to protein visible clearly on Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE or Native PAGE with no other bands which are not multimers of the protein
occurring as minor bands. One band only or no contaminating bands on cellulose acetate electrophoresis. This information needs to be backed up with at least one other technique such
as HPLC or Immunoassay as percentage of total protein which shows a purity of >96%.
Very High Pure grade – Greater thank98% band corresponding to protein visible clearly on Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE or Native PAGE with no other bands which are not multimers of the protein occurring as minor bands. One band only or no contaminating bands on cellulose acetate electrophoresis. This information needs to be backed up with at least two other techniques such as
HPLC or Immunoassay as percentage of total protein which shows a purity of >98%.
Ultra-pure grade – Greater than99% band corresponding to protein visible clearly on Coomassie stained SDS-PAGE or Native PAGE with no other bands which are not multimers of the protein occurring as minor bands. One band only or no contaminating bands on cellulose acetate electrophoresis. This information needs to be backed up with at least two other techniques such as HPLC or Immunoassay as percentage of total protein which shows a purity of >99%. Product should also be tested for likely contaminating proteins and show a level of less than 0.1%. Also, Western blot
or immunoelectrophoresis should show no bands other than the specific protein or its multimers.

The appearance will vary between products depending on the formulation and protein characteristics, please consult the example Certificate of Analysis (found in the ‘Technical Documents’ section of the product page) for this information. Where possible the product is presented in a liquid format, where this is not possible it is formulated for ease of use and maximum shelf-life. BBI will consider custom re-formulation to meet specific requirements, contact an account manager for further information.

This varies between products, please consult the example Certificate of Analysis. If any further technical information is required, this can be requested by emailing technicalsupport@bbisolutions.com.

We do not have stability data on our lyophilised products once they have been reconstituted or liquid products after dilution. There are too many variables, such as diluent used and environmental controls to be able to give specific advice. Once reconstituted, the product falls outside of our recommended storage parameters as stated on the product C of A and the stability should be determined by the user in the specific application.

Although all our products are screened to test for the infectious agents listed on the product’s C of A, they are derived from human materials and should be treated as potentially hazardous. Our purification processes will partition infectious agents and so the likelihood of these products containing infectious agents is extremely low however the all material should be handled using appropriate precautions. Safety data sheets are available on request.

Each specific product is presented in a range of aliquot sizes, usually based around the 1mg size as a base unit and normally in ”factors of 10” from this base however there are some exceptions. The material cannot be re-dispensed, should a specific dispensation be required this can be accommodated if enough notice is given.

All of our human antigen products will be sent from our Sittingbourne facility directly, our terms are “FCA (free carrier)” meaning it is the customers responsibility to ensure the package is delivered safely. We use an air courier service and we will make a charge for this service or pass the shipping charges forward.

In general material is supplied packed on cool-pack or frozen on dry ice. This varies between products, please consult the example Certificate of Analysis (found in the ‘Technical Documents’ section of the product page) for this information.

The primary packaging is product specific and appropriate to the product. The secondary packaging is a cardboard outer box with a Styrofoam outer containing appraise materials to maintain product integrity (e.g. Dry ice/cool pack).

The product is shipped with a Certificate of analysis (the product specifications, the formulation, the expiry date, handling/storage information, infectious disease testing) and a delivery note/commercial invoice. Safety data sheets are available on request (by emailing technicalsupport@bbisolutions.com).

This varies between products, please consult the example Certificate of Analysis (found in the ‘Technical Documents’ section of the product page) for this information.

The material is dispensed by the method specified in “determination method” section of the C of A. A small dispensing overage is included, so the vial may contain more material than is specified on the
label. The recovery by immunoassay will be dependent on the matrix and antibody used in the assay.

Finished Goods shelf life from date of manufacture have been determined by specific stability trials or by reference to similar formulations/scientific literature and are generally defined as follows.
• Liquid stock (2-8°C) 2 years
• All other stock (liquid frozen stock, lyophilized) 5 years
Exceptions to this will be detailed on the C of A template where shelf lives will be supported by stability data. BBI tests the product stability by immunoassay and lists the shelf-life and storage conditions on the Certificate of Analysis. The stability of freeze-dried products after re-constitution is not determined as there are too many potential variables to make this practical. Additionally, stability trials are carried out in order to confirm or extend current stated shelf life periods.

In some cases, BBI has data to show products have a longer shelf-life. When a product comes close to the end of a shelf-life BBI has a programme of re-certification however most products are consumed before the end of shelf-life. BBI recommends that products are not used past the shelf-life stated.

Technical information and product specifications can be found in the product-specific Certificate of Analysis and the Product Information Sheet. If any further technical information is required, this can be requested by emailing technicalsupport@bbisolutions.com.

These should be sent to technicalsupport@bbisolutions.com for completion. Due to the high number of requests received, BBI has compiled a document of frequently requested information of this nature, which is available upon request.

For larger volumes BBI does not publish list prices as often product pricing is dependent on volumes and recovery testing. Please contact your local account manager for a product price quotation. If you are new to purchasing from BBI please contact Customer Services customerservices@bbisolutions.com

BBI carries stock of most of the listed products however some specific products are made to order please contact your account manager for specific up to date stock information. If a product is not available from stock, then the preparation will need to be scheduled. It is essential to ensure forecasts are communicated to BBI in good time (at least 6 months’ notice) to ensure material is available.Stock can be reserved for a maximum of 3 months pending testing of samples.

These requests can be sent directly to your designated account manager who will be happy to advise of current stock availability and advise on appropriate samples. For products ordered from stock or against an approved sample orders can be sent directly to customerservices@bbisolutions.com who will direct your request appropriately.

Our products are fully tested for quality and prepared in ISO 13485:2016 controlled laboratories however in the unlikely event of having an issue with the product performance we will endeavor to find a satisfactory resolution. In the first instance contact your account manager who will advise on the course of action to resolve any issue

Matched pair Cardiac markers

At BBI Solutions, we offer a diverse range of monoclonal antibodies to cardiac markers to ensure the reliability and performance of your critical diagnostic assays.  With matched pair offerings to key cardiac markers as follows: 

D-Dimer 

  • Sensitive and specific detection  
  • 4 monoclonal antibodies forming two unique matched pairs 
  • Cell lines and manufacture fully controlled by BBI for increased security of supply 
  • Referenced in multiple research publications 
  • Total reagent solution with BBI’s own D-dimer antigen 

Troponin I 

  • Sensitive detection reagent 
  • Suite of troponin antigens 
  • cGMP* manufacture for increased batch-to-batch consistency 
  • 21 CFR Part 820, For Research and In Vitro Diagnostic Use Only 

Myeloperoxidase 

  • Self pair and matched pair options 
  • Highly sensitive and specific  
  • Total reagent solution with BBI’s own myeloperoxidase antigen 
  • Tested in both ELISA and Flow Cytometry 

Galectin 3 

  • Multiple matched pair options 
  • Highly sensitive detection 
  • Total reagent solution with BBI’s own recombinant Galectin-3  

Technical Documents

If you require any further product specific technical information or datasheets please submit your request to our technical team here 

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Last updated: 26/03/2021

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