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MagnaBind™ Streptavidin Beads

Catalog number:  21344

 Related applications: Protein Purification & Isolation

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Thermo Scientific MagnaBind Streptavidin Beads are convenient for affinity purification or separation methods involving of biotin-labeled molecules. To remove the MagnaBind Beads from the suspension, an external magnetic field is used.

Features of MagnaBind Streptavidin Beads:

Composition: Silanized iron oxide
Magnetization: 25-35EMU/g
Type of Magnetization: Superparamagnetic (no magnetic memory)
Surface Area: >100m2/g
Bead Size: 1-4µm diameter
Settling Rate: 4% in 30 minutes
Effective Density: 2.5g/mL
Number of Beads: 1 × 108 beads/mg
pH Stability: Aqueous solution, above pH 4.0
Concentration: 5 mg/mL

Streptavidin is a 60kDa protein from Streptomycetes avidinii. The protein is a tetramer having four biotin-binding sites. Unlike avidin, streptvidin has a low isoelectric point (pI=5) and no carbohydrate groups, resulting in low nonspecific binding. The high-affinity interaction between streptavidin and biotin cannot be dissociated efficiently except with very harsh conditions, such as boiling in sample loading buffer for SDS-PAGE or 8M guanidine• HCl, pH 1.5. Consequently, it is often possible to elute binding partners in an interaction complex without also eluting the biotinylated component.

• Cell sorting using either positive or negative selection
• Protein purification or immunoassays using either direct or indirect methods
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Ligand Type: Streptavidin
Target Molecule: Biotin
Product Line: MagnaBind™
Product Size: 5 mL

Contents & storage

Upon receipt store product at 4°C. Do not freeze product. Product is shipped at ambient temperature.


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