Up to 50% of reagents are unsuitable and fail to produce reproducible results. Within the ASCEND by BenchSci platform, our Selector application helps scientists streamline the selection of suitable reagents and model systems and avoid unnecessary purchases and validation experiments.
What is Selector?
Impact on Biomedical Research
Over 50,000 scientists at 16 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, several biotech companies, and 4,500+ academic institutions use Selector. BenchSci has developed powerful technology that is proven to:
Accelerate research by selecting products in seconds vs. weeks
Reduce reagent spending and save millions per year
Optimize experiment success and increase research productivity
Have quantifiable impact with a proven, turnkey application
Explore data for a range of common reagents and model systems
Represents about 40-50% of reagent waste, with millions of products and hundreds of vendors
Requires complex selection of compatible vectors, Cas nucleases, and guide RNA
Includes recombinant and purified proteins which are often the second-highest source of waste after antibodies
Often need to consult many studies to identify a model that has been successfully utilized in similar experiments
Challenging to search for since products are often custom and cited by their sequence
PCR Primers & Probes
Fundamental molecular biology techniques with millions of products with slight variations that can be difficult to choose from
A critical component of experiments that are prone to mislabeling and unclear validation methods
Comprehensive coverage of trusted literature sources and vendor databases
Experiment data from over 17 million preprint, open- and closed-access publications
Partnerships with leading scientific publishers including Springer Nature and Wiley
Independent validation sources including The Human Protein Atlas and EuroMAbNet
Product catalog data for more than 78 million products from 400 vendors
Leverage AI technology to advance your workflow
Start Searching with Selector!
1. Log into Selector
2. Enter search criteria
3. Filter and view search results that match your experiment conditions
4. View figures from peer-reviewed publications, preprints, vendors, and third-party sources
5. Review details from figures to learn more about what reagents/model systems are used in experiments
6. Review product details
7. Explore custom data integrations to build confidence in your search
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