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BB700 Biosimilar Anti-Human CD20

BD OptiBuild™ BB700 Biosimilar Anti-Human CD20

Clone Obinutuzumab297.rMAb (also known as Obinutuzumab N297A Biosimilar.rMAb)

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BD OptiBuild™
B1; Bp35; LEU-16; MS4A1
Human (Tested in Development)
Human IgG1, κ
Human CD20
Flow cytometry (Qualified)
0.2 mg/ml
Aqueous buffered solution containing ≤0.09% sodium azide.

Preparation And Storage

Store undiluted at 4°C and protected from prolonged exposure to light. Do not freeze. The monoclonal antibody was purified from tissue culture supernatant or ascites by affinity chromatography. The antibody was conjugated to the dye under optimum conditions that minimize unconjugated dye and antibody.

Recommended Assay Procedures

BD® CompBeads can be used as surrogates to assess fluorescence spillover (compensation).  When fluorochrome conjugated antibodies are bound to BD® CompBeads, they have spectral properties very similar to cells.   However, for some fluorochromes there can be small differences in spectral emissions compared to cells, resulting in spillover values that differ when compared to biological controls.  It is strongly recommended that when using a reagent for the first time, users compare the spillover on cells and BD® CompBeads to ensure that BD® CompBeads are appropriate for your specific cellular application.

For optimal and reproducible results, BD Horizon Brilliant™ Stain Buffer should be used anytime BD Horizon Brilliant™ dyes are used in a multicolor flow cytometry panel.  Fluorescent dye interactions may cause staining artifacts which may affect data interpretation.  The BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer was designed to minimize these interactions. When BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer is used in in the multicolor panel, it should also be used in the corresponding compensation controls for all dyes to achieve the most accurate compensation. For the most accurate compensation, compensation controls created with either cells or beads should be exposed to BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer for the same length of time as the corresponding multicolor panel. More information can be found in the Technical Data Sheet of the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer (Cat. No. 563794/566349) or the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus (Cat. No. 566385).

For optimal results, it is recommended to perform two washes after staining with antibodies. Cells may be prepared, stained with antibodies and washed twice with wash buffer per established protocols for immunofluorescent staining prior to acquisition on a flow cytometer. Performing fewer than the recommended wash steps may lead to increased spread of the negative population.

Product Notices

  1. Please refer to for technical protocols.
  2. Please refer to to access safety data sheets (SDS).
  3. For U.S. patents that may apply, see
  4. Caution: Sodium azide yields highly toxic hydrazoic acid under acidic conditions. Dilute azide compounds in running water before discarding to avoid accumulation of potentially explosive deposits in plumbing.
  5. Since applications vary, each investigator should titrate the reagent to obtain optimal results.
  6. The production process underwent stringent testing and validation to assure that it generates a high-quality conjugate with consistent performance and specific binding activity. However, verification testing has not been performed on all conjugate lots.
  7. Human donor specific background has been observed in relation to the presence of anti-polyethylene glycol (PEG) antibodies, developed as a result of certain vaccines containing PEG, including some COVID-19 vaccines. We recommend use of BD Horizon Brilliant™ Stain Buffer in your experiments to help mitigate potential background. For more information visit
  8. For fluorochrome spectra and suitable instrument settings, please refer to our Multicolor Flow Cytometry web page at
  9. An isotype control should be used at the same concentration as the antibody of interest.
  10. Cy is a trademark of Global Life Sciences Solutions Germany GmbH or an affiliate doing business as Cytiva.
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Antibody Details
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The Obinutuzumab297.rMAb (also known as, Obinutuzumab N297A Biosimilar.rMAb) is a research grade humanized recombinant human IgG1, kappa antibody that specifically recognizes the extracellular domain of human CD20 similarly to the therapeutic Obinutuzumab antibody. The Obinutuzumab297.rMAb uses the same variable region sequences as Obinutuzumab, combined with constant region sequences derived from consensus sequences of human IgG1, kappa. The asparagine at position 297 of the constant heavy chain has been replaced with alanine (N297A) to further reduce Fc receptor interactions of this reagent. Obinutuzumab triggers target cell death through multiple mechanisms including complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC), antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC), and apoptosis. The therapeutic Obinutuzumab has been approved to treat human B cell malignancies, autoimmune disorders, and transplant rejection. CD20 is a 33-37 kDa, unglycosylated four-transmembrane phosphoprotein with a cytoplasmic N-terminus and C-terminus that is encoded by MS4A1 (Membrane-spanning 4-domains, subfamily A, member 1). CD20 is expressed on pre-B-cells, naive and activated B cells, memory B cells, and at lower levels on a small subset of T cells but is absent from plasmablasts and plasma cells. It is also expressed on most malignant B cells and CD20-positive T-cell lymphomas. CD20 functions in mediating calcium transport and B cell activation, differentiation, and survival.

   The Obinutuzumab297.rMAb is intended for research use only. It is not intended for use in therapeutic or diagnostic procedures for humans or animals.

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Format Details
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The BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 700 (BB700) Dye is part of the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue family of dyes. This tandem fluorochrome is comprised of a polymer-technology dye donor with an excitation maximum (Ex Max) of 476-nm and an acceptor dye with an emission maximum (Em Max) at 695-nm. Driven by BD innovation, BB700 is designed to be excited by the blue laser (488-nm) and detected using an optical filter centered near 695-nm (e.g., a 695/20-nm bandpass filter). The donor dye can be excited by the Violet (405 nm) laser and the acceptor dye can be excited by the red (627–640 nm) laser resulting in cross-laser excitation and fluorescence spillover. BB700 Reagents are significantly brighter than equivalent PerCP or PerCP-Cy5.5 reagents and are less sensitive to photobleaching. In addition, BB700 shows much less excitation by the violet (407-nm) laser resulting in less spillover. BB700 has minimal yellow green (562-nm) excitation and is ideal for instruments with both blue (488-nm) and yellow green (562-nm) lasers. Please ensure that your instrument’s configurations (lasers and optical filters) are appropriate for this dye.
Blue 488 nm
476 nm
695 nm
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Citations & References
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Development References (5)

  1. Almasri NM, Duque RE, Iturraspe J, Everett E, Braylan RC. Reduced expression of CD20 antigen as a characteristic marker for chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Am J Hematol. 1992; 40:259-263. (Biology).
  2. Brekke OH, Sandlie I. Therapeutic antibodies for human diseases at the dawn of the twenty-first century.. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2003; 2(1):52-62. (Biology). View Reference
  3. Hultin LE, Hausner MA, Hultin PM, Giorgi JV. CD20 (pan-B cell) antigen is expressed at a low level on asubpopulation of human T lymphocytes. Cytometry. 1993; 14:196-204. (Biology).
  4. Tobinai K, Klein C, Oya N, Fingerle-Rowson G. A Review of Obinutuzumab (GA101), a Novel Type II Anti-CD20 Monoclonal Antibody, for the Treatment of Patients with B-Cell Malignancies.. Adv Ther. 2017; 34(2):324-356. (Biology). View Reference
  5. Zola H, Swart B, Nicholson I, Voss E. CD20. In: Zola H. Leukocyte and stromal cell molecules : the CD markers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley-Liss; 2007:72.
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For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.