We realise that not all research is of mice and men.
2BScientific Ltd. recognises the importance of veterinary science, not just the use of animal models as analogues of human illness, but for the understanding and treatment of illnesses and diseases of animals in their own right. After all, animals are important to us as domestic pets and livestock, as well as more generally within the environment at large.
We have been working to further increase the number of manufacturers and partners we work with to bring a comprehensive suite of high-quality veterinary research reagents to our customers.
We also love our pets and working animals, and need to understand how they differ from us and how we can treat and diagnose their illnesses to keep them healthy for as long as we can.
With an ever growing demand for veterinary products our manufacturing partners are committed to accelerating basic veterinary research and human disease research done in animal models by developing and commercialising research reagents specific for a variety of species. The primary focus is to develop quality reagents for use in species previously underserved (bovine, canine, chicken, equine, feline, swine, and turkey). We will continue to add species as our customer request specific reagents for their research and a number of great tools.
As countries across the world continue to develop and the world’s population expands, the health, nutrition, physiology and production of livestock animals has become increasingly important.
The health of livestock animals is of increasing global importance as countries continue to develop and the world’s population expands. With development tends to come an increase in urbanisation and an increasingly meat-heavy western-style lifestyle and diet. For example, in China beef (an non-traditional meat) consumption per capita per year in China increased from a mere 0.32 kg in 1978 to over 4 kg by 2007, according to the FAO.
From combating communicable diseases such as the neurodegenerative scrapie or BSE, or more multifactorial inflammatory diseases such as mastitis in cows, making sure our commercial livestock animals grow as quickly and as healthily as possible to meet this increasing demand is of growing importance.
2BScientific offers a wide range of high quality research products specifically aimed at investigating the underlying mechanisms of livestock reproduction, growth, and disease.
From infectious diseases to cancer and neurodegenerative conditions, domestic animals are as susceptible to illness and disease as humans.
In 2012, in the UK, almost 12.5% of households owned a dog and almost 15% of households owned a cat according to Euromonitor International.
Depending on the country, this number can be even higher: dog ownership, per household, in the Czech Republic is around 40%, while around 25% of German households own a cat.
In short the number of households across Europe who own at least one pet is huge. And for most people our pets are considered as part of the family, meaning that when they are ill, we want to make them better, to get them the best care possible.
As such, veterinary science has seen a gradual swelling of size since the early 80s, as we seek to understand illness and disease and identify effective treatments for our wide variety of pets.
2BScientific has partnered with a wide range of companies to bring together a portfolio of high quality veterinary research products which includes domestic animals. From the more common, such as cats and dogs to the more exotic, such as camels and horses.[KB3]
Please follow the links below for products related to the more common species used:
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Our growing range of partners for veterinary and animal research products, from antibodies and recombinant proteins to validated ELISA kits, now includes:
Since the number of possible animal species research may need products for is so high, manufacturers are often unable to provide reagents for all of them. However, in many cases the sequence homology of a target between species may be sufficiently high enough that an antibody for on species may well cross-react with another.
Below are some tools to help you find this information to make the best educated guess for a product.
However, please do get in contact with us if you cannot find a product for the specific species you are interested in and we would be happy to help look.
We have tried to bring together as comprehensive a list of veterinary products as possible, covering a wide range of applications and tools.
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The saliva of the Gila monster, a venomous lizard found in the south west of the US, is not the first thing you’d think of as being helpful for diabetes research.
Its bite contains a complex mixture of proteins and peptides, including neurotoxins, but it’s not normally fatal to humans. One of these proteins, exendin-4, was noticed by Dr John Eng of the Veterans Administration Medical Centre, New York, to show some similar properties to human GLP-1. In April of 2005 a synthetic exendin-4, called exenatide, was approved by the FDA as a treatment of type 2 diabetes.
In contrast to the Gila monster there is the naked mole rat, where the state of research is much less developed, but very interesting.
They are, pretty much unarguably, one of the least lovable looking creatures on the planet. But they’re interesting for a couple of reasons. One is that they live in societies of up to 300 individuals, behaving more like a colony of ants or termites, with a single breeding Queen and one to three breeding males. The rest are workers, taking care of the brood.
The second reason they are interesting is because, even though they are the longest living rodents known (up to 20-30 years), they very rarely get cancer, if at all.
If you scale the body size of a naked mole rat up to the size of a human, that’s like living to 600 years without getting cancer! Why? What can the curiously malformed looking naked mole rat tell us about cancer? We now have a few hints, but it’s still early days.
The naked mole rat is an extreme example, but there are many investigators looking at everything from the possible uses of snake venom in medicine to growing human organs in other species.