Immunology for Non-Immunologists: MHC and HLA Explained

Our new series, Immunology for Non-Immunologists, will focus on key concepts to help scientists and researchers without extensive immunology backgrounds understand the functions and use cases for our immune cell products. Our last Immunology for Non-Immunologists post described how T cells recognize peptides bound to MHC molecules, and how changes to the peptide or MHC […]

Scientists: Get Your Free 1-Hour Research Consultation

Need research help? We’re offering a limited number of free research consultations with a lead cellular immunologist at Astarte Biologics! Take advantage of this opportunity to ask a scientist about your current research hurdles, get help setting up an experiment, or review and interpret your results. Immunology and Inflammation Research Expertise We specialize in contract […]

Improve Research Reproducibility in Your Lab — White Paper

Have you struggled to replicate the research findings of another scientist? Or failed to reproduce your own research results? You’re definitely not alone. According to Nature, over 70% of scientists have failed to reproduce the results of another scientist and more than 50% have failed to reproduce their own results. While there are no industry-standard […]

Ask A Scientist: What Are Your Antigen-Specific T Cell Capabilities?

The success with chimeric antigen receptor T cells (CAR-T cells) has reinvigorated interest in T cells and their natural recognition of target antigens. Many researchers are interested in antigen-specific T cells for developing T cell receptor-based therapies, which was a big topic at the ASCO Annual Meeting last month. With so much demand for antigen-specific […]

Use of Nitric Oxide to Characterize Macrophages and Dendritic Cells

Macrophages and myeloid dendritic cells can be proinflammatory or express suppressive, anti-inflammatory characteristics. One characteristic that is part of the proinflammatory phenotype is the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthetase (iNOS), which can be evaluated by measuring production of nitric oxide using our all-inclusive Nitric Oxide Assay Kit.   This easy-to-use NO Kit can give […]

Cells in Motion: Astarte Cells Featured in Recent Publications

Researchers have been busy using Astarte cells! Here are a few articles that were recently published in leading publications. Phagocytosis of antibody‐opsonized tumor cells leads to the formation of a discrete vacuolar compartment in macrophages Velmurugan et al. explore the identification of a vacuolar compartment and the implications for understanding the subcellular trafficking process. Astarte […]

Immunology for Non-Immunologists: T Cell Antigen Recognition

Our new series, Immunology for Non-Immunologists, will focus on key concepts to help scientists and researchers without extensive immunology backgrounds understand the functions and use cases for our immune cell products. This post focuses on the T cell antigen recognition process. If you have other questions about using our products in your lab, just ask […]

Immune Cell Quality: The Key to Personalized Medicine (Podcast)

Breakthroughs in personalized medicine start with high-quality, well-characterized immune cell products. Making such products widely available to researchers in fields like immunology, inflammation, and vaccine development was the catalyst to founding Astarte Biologics over 14 years ago. Since recognizing a need in the industry and launching our company with human PBMC and T cells, we’ve […]