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BSE

The United States is a “negligible risk” country for BSE

 

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as “mad cow” disease, belongs to a group of progressively degenerative neurological diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs). TSE diseases are characterized by long incubation periods ranging from several months, to several years, during which there is no visible indication of the disease.

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Troubleshooting Antibody Non-specific Binding using Albumin as a Blocking Reagent

 

There are many kinds of problems that are common in western blotting. These problems could lead to unexpected western blot results, which could be unreliable and require troubleshooting.  Two of the main problems that are commonly encountered in Western Blotting are High Background and Non-specific binding showing many bands.

Non-Specific Binding:  is experienced when you see not only the protein band in question becoming visible
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Boval BioSolutions and Biophyll Announce European Distribution Agreement

For Immediate Release 
Boval BioSolutions, LLC and Biophyll GmbH, have announced an agreement to stock and distribute Boval biological products in Europe through a network of distributors. Texas based Boval manufactures high purity bovine serum albumin and human serum albumin products for cell culture media and diagnostic reagents. Biophyll GmbH, a German com
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Boval Receives ISIA Certification

Boval BioSolutions, LLC is excited to announce its new International Serum Industry Association (ISIA) Certificate of Traceability. Boval has taken aggressive efforts over the past two years to showcase their quality system starting with the certification to ISO 9001 and 13485 standards.

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Boval BSA in Research

 

A recent study published in PNAS, a team of NYU researchers utilized Boval's protease free and IgG free BSA (LY-0081) to gain "insight into the 'black box' of carbohydrate control mechanism."

At Boval we believe we make the best albumin in the world and we are happy to see our product contribute to top tier research within the field.

More about the findings can be found on PNAS' website:

Mixing Liquid Products Before Use

 

The albumin molecule is an amazing one!  We often get technical questions from individuals trying to better understand it’s behavior and we love to help with technical questions.   

This blog post is in response to the question “Sometimes my liquid BSA seem to be a different color on top of the container than it is on the bottom, why is that?”

We asked Joe, our chief scientist and quality manager to take this question:<
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BSA in the EU

 

At Boval we believe we make the best BSA in the world.  With such a strong product we are able to sell and import into over 22 countries.

Europe has always been and will continue to be one of our most important markets. Over time we have seen the European regulatory climate evolve; become more sophisticated with complex and intricate nuances.   We are often asked how we are able to get our products into countries
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Boval BSA

Boval has been making Bovine Serum Albumin since 1978.  BSA is an amazing molecule for many reasons:

  • It is a model protein platform
  • Highly susceptible to beneficial manipulation for multiple applications
  • Processed to reduce variability in product quality and availability
  • Typical purities of greater than 99% and reduced lot-to-lot variation

?We know the molecule well and have over 30 different BSA f
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Welcome to Boval's BioBlog!

BOVAL is a long established producer of biological raw materials for diagnostic, cell culture and reagent production. The principal products we manufacture are bovine and human albumins modified for specific performance applications. We source and fill other biological raw materials as our customers need them. All our production is conducted under cGMPs and available for export to most
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