The selective detection of hybridomas producing monoclonal antibodies against tissue-plasminogen activators (t-PA) by means of a solid-phase fibrin immunoassay (SOFIA) is described. The screening method is based on the specific and high affinity binding of t-PA for fibrin solid phase. This, as in the physiological fibrin-t-PA interaction, provides a molecular structure conserving its antigenic and functional properties. The solid-fibrin-state support is prepared by thrombin proteolysis of fibrinogen coupled to a poly-glutaraldehyde activated polyvinylchloride plate. This procedure avoids fibrinogen desorption and provides a uniform fibrin network onto which t-PA from crude extracts or purified preparations, can be specifically absorbed. The fibrin-t-PA solid-phase support is able to fix anti-t-PA antibodies which can be subsequently revealed by a second enzyme- or radiolabelled anti-mouse Ig antibody. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the SOFIA method for the selection of hybridomas producing anti-t-PA antibodies against different epitopic determinants of t-PAs.