Optimal antibodies for optimal immunohistochemistry

Excellent news from Nordic BioSite! We are delighted to announce that some of our top quality Optibodies have obtained the result “Optimal” in Nordic Immunohistochemical Quality Control (NordiQC)* schemes. These Optibodies are: CKpan, Synaptophysin and Napsin A.


Our experts have been continuously working with new, clinically important markers. As part of the laboratorys quality control, our GLP laboratory takes part in external quality assurance programs for immunohistochemistry. Immunohistochemical protocols with Optibodies™ have again been awarded excellent results in NordiQC schemes. We would like to promote the standardization and quality of immunohistochemistry of our laboratory with Optibodies™, which fulfil the optimal staining criteria of immunohistochemistry according to the NordiQC assessments.

The newest and a very potential member of the Optibodies-series is SOX10 (Clone: BS7), which is a great addition in terms of melanoma diagnostics. As opposed to the Melan A and HMB-45, SOX10 is a valuable marker of desmoplastic and spindle cell melanoma. 
We also offer new interesting lymphoma related Optibodies™; CD7, CD20 and CD23. These antibodies offer great signal to noise ratio with intensive and specific staining, and they are a very welcome supplement in our collection.

Another interesting new Optibody is α-smooth muscle actin (Clone: BS66), which has great potential to work on many kind of different staining platforms. It has also gained a good results from NordiQC. The staining intensity is strong and specific -  an excellent choice!

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Renal cell carcinoma
CKpan (Clone BS5) is a broad spectrum cytokeratin antibody and it is an excellent antibody for carcinoma diagnostics. Clone BS5 offers strong intensity without any background and unspecific label. Optimal result in NordiQC run 41.

Muscularis propria of appendix
Synaptophysin Optibody (Clone BS15) has a great affinity and it offers strong and intensive staining. Axons and ganglion cells stained strongly as well as neurons in lamina propria of Appendix. Also goblet cells in crypts stained with great intensity. Optimal result in NordiQC run 43.

Normal kidney
Napsin A, (Clone BS10) is a differential marker of the lung adenocarcinoma vs. squamous cell carcinoma. Our Optibody offers great staining with excellent specificity and intensity. Optimal result in NordiQC run 44.


SOX10 (Clone: BS7) Optibody stains melanoma and myoepithelial cells strongly. SOX-10  is a great antibody for melanoma diagnostics and  especially for desmoplastic melanomas.

Normal liver
SMA (Clone BS66) Optibody stains with high intensity and excellent signal to noise ratio. This antibody works on different platforms!


*  NordiQC is an independent scientific organization, promoting the quality of immunohistochemistry by arranging schemes for pathology laboratories, assessing tissue based assays, giving guidelines for improvement and providing good protocols

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