Ascites Production

QED offers complete programs for ascites production from small R&D scale to pilot lot production to large-scale production. We are a USDA-registered research facility (#14-R-0129), and we comply with all federal guidelines for care and use of laboratory animals.

Ascites Production

You may provide your hybridoma cell lines to QED as frozen stocks or actively-growing cultures.

  • Frozen stocks: We will generate the required number of cells for the number of mice selected (see Cell Culture charge below).
    Please note:  All cell lines to be grown at QED must be confirmed as negative for Mycoplasma sp.  You may either provide that certification, or QED will test your cell lines for you (See Cell Culture Services – Mycoplasma Testing).
  • Actively-growing cultures: We will advise you on how many cells to send and how to ship your cells to us.

When your ascites production order is complete, you may receive unpurified, defibrinated ascites fluid, or QED will purify antibody from ascites fluid for you (see Antibody Purification).

Balb/c mice $71.00 per mouse
(5 mouse minimum)
Cell culture $19.00/day per cell line

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