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Antibodies characteristically bind to a specific target molecule, which has made them a

valuable scientific resource. However, traditionally produced in animals, antibodies are

not reliable binding molecules and also compromise the welfare of animals. Animal

Friendly Affinity-reagents (AFAs) are antibodies and other binding reagents that are

produced without using animals. AFABILITY, meaning ‘friendliness’, incorporates the

acronym ‘AFA’, meaning animal friendly affinity-reagents and ‘ability’, meaning to

empower antibody producers and end users by facilitating antibody production through

the generation of AFAs. AFABILITY promotes the use of AFAs, replacing the use of

animals, binding better science with saving animals.