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There is, at present, a working version of ImmunoLAB available. Instructions can be found on this page and detail exactly how, and where, to install the packages. There is also a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) segment giving information about the machine requirements etc.

ImmunoLAB

ImmunoLAB is an experimental simulation program for undergraduate class use. It simulates (a) a radio-immunoassay (RIA) and (b) an enzyme linked immunoassay (ELISA).

To download the ImmunoLAB package simply fill out the form below.

RiaLAB

This was the first project started by Oxford.
This simulation provides the student with solutions of labelled, standard antigen and solutions of antigen and antibody of unknown concentration. This provides everything necessary (a) to calibrate the antibody solution and hence (b) to determine the concentration of unknown antigen. The program is complete, with context sensitive Help screens and Experiment/Theory animations.

ElisaLAB

This was the second project started by Oxford.
The simulation provides the student with an experiment similar to RiaLAB except using enzyme linked immunoassay procedure. It has a more intuitive student interface than RiaLAB.


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

What computer do I need?
The required computer is that of a 486 PC
How do I get a copy?
Download the package and install it by following the the list of instructions below.
How much?
The package is free to all UK HE institutions but all applications will be considered.
Is this really free software?
Yes, as part of the TLTP project the software must be distributed at cost price.
You want feedback?
Yes please. Any comments, problems or criticisms, will be gladly received.
Do I need instructions for the software before I can use it?
No, providing you know the basic principles of antibody/antigen binding (See for example "Freifelder, Physical Biochemistry Second Edition, Chapter 10 (1982, ISBN: 0-7167-1444-2)) there should be no problem in completing the desired simulation.
The interface has been designed for ease of use and includes on screen help so you should be able to work through the simulation without detailed instructions.


Downloading the Software:

  1. Please fill out the following form to allow you to download the software.
    Name: Date:

    E-mail: Institution:

  2. After filling out this for you will be able to download the ImmunoLAB files.
  3. After downloading the files, open Windows, and then the File Manager.
  4. Double click on the setup.exe file to start the setup program.
  5. The setup program is simple and allows you to install either of the two packages, RiaLAB or ElisaLAB.
  6. The program will setup a Windows group and icons for you if required.
  7. For further information there is a readme.txt file on the next software download page.

If you have any problems please E-Mail Julian Jordan at webmaster@bioch.ox.ac.uk.


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