February 2, 2014: Eagle Biosciences is excited to announce the product launch of two new assays: Big Endothelin-1 ELISA Assay Kit and Endothelin 1-21 ELISA Assay Kit. These ELISAs were developed and are manufactured by Biomedica Gruppe in Austria. Biomedica is at the forefront of innovation in research assays, delivering unique and reliable cardiovascular and bone metabolism immunoassays for researchers around the world. The Endothelin 1-21 ELISA and Big Endothlin-1 ELISA are just a couple of the multiple premier assays in Biomedica’s cardiovascular product line that not only offer direct measurement of these analytes but also provide a flexibility to run manually or in an automated system.

The Endothelin 1-21 ELISA Assay kit is designed for the detection and quantification of biologically active Endothelin 1-21. Big Endothelin-1, on the other hand is designed for the detection and quantification of the biologically inactive peptide and 38 amino-acid precursor, Big Endothelin-1. Some researchers believe that Big Endothelin-1’s huge advantage is its prolonged half-life of 30 minutes compared to endothelin, which is approximately 1.5 minutes. Collectively, these assays provide a comprehensive means to accurately and easily measure the endothelin system and circulating concentrations of endothelin. In addition, these products further expand Eagle’s growing Cardiac and Oxidative Stress product lines.

“Endothelin 1-21 and Big Endothelin-1 biomarkers are becoming increasingly more valuable in various areas of research and may ultimately play a significant role in the development and maintenance of anti-endothelin therapy.” said Dan Keefe, President of EagleBio. He continued, “There are several key attributes of these kits such as excellent sensitivity, use with multiple sample types, and small sample volume requirements which make these assay kits excellent tools for the evolving research in this field.”

Eagle is offering promotional pricing for researchers measuring Endothelin 1-21 and Big-Endothelin-1 through the next few months. These products are currently for research use only. Check out the Eagle website www.EagleBio.com or call 866-411-8023 for full details.