The defense against pathogens such as viruses and bacteria are mediated by the immune system which is in principle divided in two parts. The adaptive or acquired immune system is evolving throughout life and where one of the key elements is the development of specific antibodies.
The other part is the innate immune system which is already in place at birth. The innate system is a non-specific first line of defense comprised of cells and mechanism to defend against infection caused by other organisms. The complement system plays an important part of the innate immune system.
The increased awareness and interest in the complement system has augmented the need for a simple and objective method to assess the function and activity of complement.
Our complement portfolio consists of activity biomarkers and assessment of function for all three pathways. These assays are designed as flexible and easy to use enzyme immunoassays, with ready to use reagents, to offer short incubation times leading to reduced hands-on-time for the user.