About the Authors

Michael C. Brown, Tony R. Joaquim, Ross Chambers, Dale V. Onisk, Fenglin Yin, Janet M. Moriango, Yichun Xu, James W. Stave, Klaus Lindpaintner
Research and Development, SDIX, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

David A. Fancy, Erin L. Crowgey
Antigen Design Laboratory, SDIX, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

Yida He
BioProcessing Department, SDIX, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

Corresponding Author

mbrown@sdix.com

Competing Interests

All authors are employed by SDIX, a company that specializes in antibody production and assay development. SDIX routinely uses all of the antigenic approaches, peptide, DNA immunization, and full length proteins, for our customers, with peptide generated antibodies being the majority, and has no commercial bias in the results of this study. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MCB TRJ RC DVO DAF JWS KL. Performed the experiments: MCB TRJ JMM YX ELC YH. Analyzed the data: FY. Wrote the paper: MCB TRJ RC KL.