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UC Davis Assays

CALUX Bioassay 

​The Calux Bioassay is a relatively inexpensive and fast way of detecting dioxin-like halogenated aromatic hydrocarbons (HAHs) in environmental matrices.  Materials are available to non-profit and research institutions.

For more information on how to obtain these materials, please contact:

Dr. Michael Denison

University of California, Davis


TEL:      530-752-3879


Selected immunoassays are available from the Pesticide Biotechnology Laboratory at UC Davis.  They include:

  • Triazines (atrazine, simazine, metabolites and others)

  • Triazine metabolites (hydroxy, and N-dealkylated, mercapturate) and breakdown products

  • Thiocarbamates (molinate, thiobencarb)

  • Paraquat

  • Acephate

  • Bentazon

  • Bromacil

  • Carbaryl

  • Diflubenzuron (other benzoylphenyl ureas)

  • Fipronil

  • 2,4,5-Trichlorophenoxyacetic acid

  • Triclopyr

  • Triclocarban

  • Triclosan

  • Urea herbicides (monuron, diuron, linuron)

  • Naphthalene and metabolites

  • Nitrophenols (other nitroaromatics)

  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)

  • Pyrethroids (esfenvalerate, permethrin, fenpropathrin, cypermethrin, deltamethrin)

  • Pyrethroid metabolites (3-phenoxybenzoic acid, 3-PBA conjugates and others)

  • Tetrachlorodibenzodioxin (TCDD)

  • General mercapturates (S-benzyl mercapturate)

  • General glucuronides (phenyl glucuronide, thiophenyl glucuronide)

  • Alternaria toxins

  • Bacillus thuringiensis d-endotoxin

  • Bacillus thuringiensis b-exotoxin

For more information on how to obtain these materials, please contact:

Dr. Natalia Vasylieva                                                       Dr. Bruce Hammock                                             

University of California, Davis                   OR                   University of California, Davis

EMAIL:                          EMAIL:

TEL:      530-752-6006                                       TEL:      530-752-7519

* All assays utilize polyclonal antibodies.  Each assay consists of haptens, antibodies and protein conjugates.  In some cases, not all assay components are readily available.  Assays are in various states of 'readiness'.  For example, some assays have reagents available that have not been tested, or have not been fully formatted for use.  In other cases the assays are fully validated, including use by other laboratories.  Other binding reagents are also available, such as phage displayed peptides and single domain antibodies derived from camelids.  Information about each assay can be obtained by contacting Dr. Hammock or Dr. Vasylieva.

Inquiries regarding licensing should be directed to:

Barbara Boczar

UC Davis Innovation Access - Technology Transfer Services

University of California, Davis

1850 Research Park Drive, Suite 100, Davis, CA 95618


TEL:      530-754-8606

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