CalBioreagents is the exclusive U.S. Distributor for DiNonA, Inc., (Korea). DiNonA is an ISO certified manufacturer of reagents and products for assay development and research. DiNonA has developed a series of matched monoclonal antibodies for diagnostic development and research. Our DiNonA product line includes reagents for MRSA (PBP2a), HbA1c, VanA (Vancomycin resistance), Hemoglobin, AFP, hCG, HBsAg, and Troponin I.
Scanning Electron Micrograph of Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (Courtesy CDC)
MRSA REAGENTS - PBP2a MONOCLONALS
Staphylococcus aureus is a ubiquitous bacteria found on skin and in nasal passages in approximately 1/3 of the U.S. population with 0.8% (2.3 million people) being carriers of Methicillin Resistant S. aureus.MRSA are strains that have developed resistance to beta lactam antibiotics. Resistance to these antibiotics is mediated by the MRSA MecA gene and the resulting mutant penicillin binding protein 2a (PBP2a). A series of monoclonal antibodies specific for MRSA PBP2a have been developed by DINONA, Inc., (Korea). These antibodies are available exclusively through CalBioreagents.