Abcam Biochemicals is launched; the new name for Ascent Scientific products

January 11, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Abcam Biochemicals is the new name for the Ascent Scientific range of exceptional quality, high performance biochemicals

The rebranding follows Abcam plc's recent acquisition of the company in September 2011. The acquisition has extended Abcam's product portfolio into small molecules and is in line with the Company's vision of becoming the world's leading supplier of protein research tools.

The Abcam Biochemicals range includes high purity agonists, antagonists, channel blockers, enzyme inhibitors and signaling tools for life science researchers.

Commenting on the launch of the Abcam Biochemicals range, Steve Roome, General Manager said:

"The launch of the Abcam Biochemicals portfolio, available from will allow us to offer a much improved service to our existing customers, as well as enabling us to offer our high purity biochemical range to the wider research community via Abcam's global network.

We intend to rapidly expand the Abcam Biochemicals range to offer greater choice of high purity pharmacological and signalling life science reagents. Coupled with improvements to service, such as faster delivery, and multilingual customer service and scientific support, we are confident that Abcam Biochemicals will fast become the researcher's supplier of choice for high quality, high performance biochemical tools."

Researchers wishing to order Ascent Scientific products, can now order Abcam Biochemicals from Abcam (, or authorized Abcam distributors.

For further information contact:
Abcam: +44 (0) 1223 696000

Abcam is a producer and distributor of high quality research-grade antibodies and associated protein research tools.

Since it was founded in 1998 by Dr. Jonathan Milner, Abcam has enjoyed rapid growth and is widely accredited as a leading company in its industry. Headquartered in Cambridge (UK), Abcam has subsidiary offices in Bristol (UK), Cambridge, MA. (USA), Eugene, OR. (USA), Tokyo (Japan) and Hong Kong (China), allowing them to serve a global customer base. Abcam employs over 325 staff across its operating companies.

Abcam revolutionized the buying of antibodies via its website and their online catalogue consists of tens of thousands of products, supported by hundreds of thousands of pages of accompanying data. The catalogue includes a growing range of non-antibody products such as proteins, peptides, lysates, immunoassays and other kits and biochemicals. Products are available for life science research and distributed to academic and commercial users. A highly developed e-commerce platform, which includes regional websites for the Chinese and Japanese markets, allows customers to access up-to-date and detailed technical product data sheets at the Company's website