Present status and future prospects for the hybridoma technology

Matthew D. Scharff, Susan Roberts

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A somatic cell genetic technique has recently been developed that makes it possible to obtain very large amounts of homogeneous antibodies and to replenish the supply of the exact same antibodies whenever they are needed. This hybridoma technology has already contributed to major scientific advances and will surely improve the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases. Because the technology itself is relatively simple and inexpensive, it has captured the attention of basic scientists, clinicians, and industrial managers and investors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1077
Number of pages6
JournalIn Vitro
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1981


  • cell fusions
  • hybridoma
  • monoclonal antibodies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology


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