May 26, 2022

Science: National Museum of American History Makes Historical Antibody-Related Collections Available Online For First Time

From the Smithsonian:

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is launching the Antibody Initiative today with the unveiling of a new website that will provide scholars and the general public in-depth access to the museum’s historical antibody-related collections for the first time. The collections include early vaccines and antibody-based diagnostics, monoclonal antibody drugs and lesser-known technologies such as antivenom and allergy treatments.


The site is available at http:/

The project also includes new collecting and public programming, which will continue through the coming year. The Antibody Initiative was made possible with generous support from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, as part of their 40th-anniversary commemoration.

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