IgY Technology

Since the discovery of egg yolk antibodies, now called immunoglobulin Y (IgY), this process has been harnessed to produce antigen-specific yolk antibodies for numerous applications in the medical and research fields. One of the most valuable and promising areas of IgY research is its use for passive immunization to treat and prevent human and animal diseases. Passive immunity is the transfer of active humoral immunity in the form of ready-made antibodies from one individual to another.