The Benefits of IgY
Purified antibodies are used in a broad range of applications to detect and quantify proteins. Antibodies are typically produced in mammalian species such as rabbits, but in many cases, chicken antibodies produced from hen eggs (IgY) give improved selectivity, sensitivity and reliability compared to mammalian IgG.
Because IgY production uses eggs and is non-invasive, it is supported by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM). Furthermore, one hen can produce the same amount of antibody as 10 rabbits in the same time period.