We offer antibodies which detect Sporozoans, these species sit within the group called Apicomplexa, which are classified to have no locomotion in the adult form of their life cycle. Our products include antibodies for Plasmodium, Cryptosporidium, and Toxoplasma parasites. These protozoans are involved in a wide variety of human diseases.
Protozoans are challenging to research due to their complex life cycles. Their life cycle stage often requires an alternative cultivation, diagnosis, and target antigens. This makes the selection of the correct antibody even more important. Please contact our Technical Support team if you require any help or advice.
Plasmodium falciparum is a protozoan parasite which causes malaria in humans, and is spread via a female mosquito vector. Several of our antibodies for malaria diagnostics have been produced using the HuCAL technology to create thermostable monoclonal antibodies.
Cryptosporidium is a protozoan which causes the gastrointestinal illness called cryptosporidiosis, and is commonly spread via infected water.
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite that enters its host via the gastrointestinal tract and causes the disease toxoplasmosis. The definitive host of T. gondii is cats, but it can also be carried by a vast number of warm-blooded animals, including humans.