Designation / Description M III (M-4) MOUSE HYBRIDOMA
U.S. Patent Number
Biosafety Level 1

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Animals were immunized with the human cutaneous melanoma cells.
The antibody reacts with a cell surface antigen on human melanoma cells (gp110).
The antibody reacts with the M-4 antigen system.
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Basic Documentation

The cells are distributed for research purposes only. The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center releases the line subject to the following: 1.) The cells or their products must not be distributed to third parties. Commercial interests are the exclusive property of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 2.) Any proposed commercial use of these cells must first be negotiated with The Director, Office of Industrial Affairs, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021; phone (212) 639-6181; FAX (212) 717-3439.


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