IHC is a powerful tool in the arsenal of a cell biologist. It enables you to determine protein amount or protein location within the cell at any given time. This enables you to ask a number of questions that are impossible to answer with many other techniques. Another common application for IHC is the analysis of tumor samples. It can be used in this context to determine whether molecular markers of certain cancers are present. It can also be used to determine prognosis for patients. In these different ways IHC fills a very special and important niche in many different fields of biology.
The antibodies are intended for detection of specific protein expression in frozen or formalin fixed human tissues and cells.
These antibodies are for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use.