Can I really earn much money by licensing my antibody?
If your antibody is against a protein target that only your group works on, then it’s clear there won’t be any demand for the antibody (until your Nature paper sets the world ablaze!). If on the other hand it is an antibody against a protein target that is widely studied across many research areas then there is a good chance there will be commercial demand. You are probably in a good position to judge how good the current commercial offerings are – if there are not many good antibodies out there against your target then you’re potentially onto a winner!
What about other reagents, cell culture media etc?
Of course many different types of research reagents and tools can be licensed – if you have something special then by all means let us know and we’ll see if there is a company in our network that might be interested.