Antibody search engine CiteAb has today announced the winners of the 2016 CiteAb Antibody Awards.

The awards aim to celebrate the very best suppliers, reagents and individuals in the research antibody sector, recognising the efforts that are made to progress science.

awardsCiteAb is an antibody search engine which allows scientific researchers to search for antibodies to use in their experiments. The site is completely unique in that it ranks search results by the number of citations an antibody has received in academic papers, which allows researchers to find those that have been proven to work for the applications they’re interested in.

Founder of CiteAb, Dr Andrew Chalmers, said: “CiteAb generates a great deal of data which is based on the analysis of hundreds of thousands of publications which use research antibodies. Therefore it gives us an unrivalled view of trends in the market.

“The entries to the awards this year were extremely strong, and from the results we can see a good range of companies are really succeeding. Congratulations to all those who have won or been named as runners up, we look forward to seeing them grow and develop over the coming years.”

The CiteAb Antibody Awards feature ten categories – four of which were open for nomination, and six of which were awarded based on data for 2015 antibody use and citations generated through CiteAb.

The categories, with winners and runners up, are:

Researcher’s Choice

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

Runner up: Abcam

Custom antibody or alternative affinity reagent supplier

Winner: AxioMx

Runner up: Bio-Rad AbD Serotec

Most exciting antibody validation initiative

Winner: Proteintech

Runner up: Abcam

LifeTime Achievement Award

Winner: Dr Jonathan Milner

CiteAb Antibody Company of the Year

Winner: Cell Signaling Technology

Runner up: Abcam

Small company of the year

Winner: Dako

Runner up: Active Motif

Antibody of the year

Winner: Sigma Aldrich’s Anti-β-Actin

Runner up: Cell Signaling Technology’s Akt Antibody.

Company to watch in 2016

Winner: Boster Immunoleader

Runner up: NewEast Biosciences

Company succeeding in neuroscience research

Winner: Abcam

Runner up: Millipore

Company succeeding in stem cell research

Winner: Abcam

Runner up: Cell Signalling

You can read more about each of the winners and the award category criteria, at

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