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Pierce™ Protein A Magnetic Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein A Magnetic Beads are high-capacity and high-throughput affinity particles for antibody purification and immunoprecipitation methods using manual or robotic magnetic separators.

Features of Protein A Magnetic Beads:

High efficiency – equivalent or higher yield of IP target antigens than magnetic beads from other suppliers
Low non-specific binding – stable, pre-blocked beads provide highly purified product (e.g., antigen eluted in IP with antibody is devoid of contaminating protein from complex cell lysate)
Consistent – magnetic beads eliminate resin loss and provide for more efficient separation than traditional IP methods that use only centrifugation
Versatile – beads are compatible with manual and automated workflows (e.g., Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments)

Recombinant protein A, covalently attached to a blocked magnetic bead surface, can bind to antibodies from many different species, enabling purification of antibodies from crude extracts. Immunoprecipitation assays performed with protein A coated beads result in high yield of target antigen with very low background. Using our crosslinker chemistry, you can immobilize an antibody onto the magnetic particle and prevent IgG contamination in IP or Co-IP experiments. The Pierce Protein A Magnetic Beads can be used manually with a magnetic stand, as well as with automated platforms, such as the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments, for high-throughput workflows.

Applications:
• IP and Co-IP experiments
• Antibody purification

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein A Magnetic Beads are used for purifying antibody from serum, cell culture supernatant or ascites, as well as for IP/Co-IP of antigens from cell or tissue extracts. Protein A can bind to antibodies from many different species, including mouse, human, rabbit, pig, dog, and cat. The protocol for the Pierce Protein A beads has been optimized to allow for high recovery and high purity of the isolated antibody or antigen. Antibody or antigen/antibody complex (IP) is first captured on the magnetic beads. The beads are washed and then the target is eluted with low pH elution buffer. IP performance is equivalent to or better than Protein A magnetic beads from other suppliers.

Dynabeads™ Protein A and Magnet Starter Pack (Invitrogen™)

The Dynabeads Protein A and Magnet Starter Pack combines Dynabeads Protein A magnetic beads for immunoprecipitation with the magnet preferred for use with 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes for purchasing convenience. The beads are sufficient for 40 reactions, and the magnet holds 16 x 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes. Dynabeads Protein A beads and the DynaMag-2 magnet are also available separately.

The product contains:
2 x 1 mL Dynabeads Protein A beads
1 x DynaMag-2 magnet

Pierce™ Protein G Magnetic Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein G Magnetic Beads are high-capacity and high-throughput affinity particles for antibody purification and immunoprecipitation methods using manual or robotic magnetic separators.

Features of Protein G Magnetic Beads:

High efficiency – equivalent or higher yield of IP target antigens than magnetic beads from other suppliers
Low non-specific binding – stable, pre-blocked beads provide highly purified product (e.g., antigen eluted in IP with antibody is devoid of contaminating protein from complex cell lysate)
Consistent – magnetic beads eliminate resin loss and provide for more efficient separation of solutions than traditional IP methods that use only centrifugation
Versatile – beads are compatible with manual and automated workflows (e.g., Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments)

Recombinant protein G, covalently attached to a blocked magnetic bead surface, can bind to antibodies from many different species, enabling purification of antibodies from crude extracts. Immunoprecipitation assays performed with protein G coated beads result in high yield of target antigen with very low background. Using our crosslinker chemistry, you can immobilize an antibody onto the magnetic particle and prevent IgG contamination in IP or Co-IP experiments. The Pierce Protein G Magnetic Beads can be used both manually with a magnetic stand as well as with automated platforms such as the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments for high-throughput workflows.

Applications:
• IP and Co-IP experiments
• Antibody purification

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein G Magnetic Beads are used for purifying antibody from serum, cell culture supernatant or ascites as well as for IP/Co-IP of antigens from cell or tissue extracts. Protein G can bind to antibodies from many different species, including mouse, human, rabbit, cow, goat and sheep. The protocol for the Pierce Protein G beads has been optimized to allow for high recovery and high purity of the isolated antibody or antigen. Antibody or antigen/antibody complex (IP) is first captured on the magnetic beads. The beads are washed and then the target is eluted with low pH elution buffer. IP performance is equivalent to or better than Protein G magnetic beads from other suppliers.

Pierce™ Protein A/G Magnetic Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein A/G Magnetic Beads are high-performance affinity particles for antibody purification and immunoprecipitation methods using manual or robotic magnetic separators.

Features of Protein A/G Magnetic Beads:

High capacity—nearly four times higher binding capacity than typical magnetic beads from other suppliers, allowing the use of smaller amounts per experiment
Low non-specific binding—stable, pre-blocked beads provide clean purification products (e.g., antigen eluted in IP with antibody is devoid of contaminating proteins from complex IP matrix)
Flexibility—convenience of IgG binding domains of both Protein A and Protein G on one bead
Compatibility—beads are compatible with manual and automated applications (e.g., Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments)
Assay consistency—magnetic beads eliminate resin loss and provide for more efficient separation of solutions than traditional IP methods that use only microcentrifuge tubes

These magnetic beads are coated with genetically engineered Pierce Protein A/G, a recombinant fusion protein which combines the IgG binding domains of both Protein A and Protein G. This enables capture of antibodies from a wider range of species and isotypes than either protein alone. Using our crosslinker chemistry, you can immobilize an antibody onto the magnetic particle and prevent IgG contamination in your immunoprecipitated sample. These beads can be used both manually with a magnetic stand as well as with automated platforms such as the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments.

Applications:
• IP and Co-IP experiments (see complete kit)
• Immunoprecipitation for analysis in non-reducing conditions
• Antibody purification

The recombinant Protein A/G that is immobilized onto the Pierce Magnetic Beads is a fusion of the IgG binding domains of both Protein A and Protein G. Protein A/G contains four Fc-binding domains from Protein A and two from Protein G, making it a convenient tool for investigating and purifying immunoglobulins. Thus, Pierce Magnetic Particles are not simply a mixed immobilization of separate Protein A and Protein G polypeptides, nor are they a mixture of Protein A magnetic beads and Protein G magnetic beads.

Pierce™ Protein L Magnetic Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein L Magnetic Beads are high-capacity and high-throughput affinity particles for antibody purification using manual or robotic magnetic separators.

Features of Protein L Magnetic Beads:

Selective—immobilized Protein L is ideal for selective purification of human and mouse antibodies that have kappa light chains
Low non-specific binding—stable, pre-blocked beads provide clean purification of antibody
Versatile—beads are compatible with manual and automated workflows (e.g., Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments)

Recombinant Protein L, covalently attached to a blocked magnetic bead surface, selectively binds mouse and human antibodies through kappa light chains. The beads are commonly used to purify monoclonal antibodies in cell culture supernatants supplemented with bovine serum as Protein L does not bind bovine IgG. The Pierce Protein L Magnetic Beads can be used manually with a magnetic stand, as well as with automated platforms such as the Thermo Scientific KingFisher Instruments for high-throughput workflows.

Applications:
• Purification of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies that bind poorly to Protein A or Protein G magnetic beads
• Purification of monoclonal antibodies from culture supernatants supplemented with bovine serum
• Protein L IP and co-IP assays
• Purification of ScFv and Fab fragments containing kappa light chains

Thermo Scientific Pierce Protein L Magnetic Beads are typically used for purifying mouse and human antibodies containing kappa light chains from serum, cell culture supernatant or ascites. Protein L can bind a broader range of Ig classes than Protein A or Protein G, including IgG, IgM, IgA, IgE and IgD. Protein L binds strongly to human (kappa I, III and IV only), mouse (kappa I only), rat and pig immunoglobulins. It binds weakly to rabbit immunoglobulins and does not bind bovine, goat or sheep immunoglobulins. Single chain variable fragments (scFv) and Fab fragments also bind to Protein L. The protocol for the Pierce Protein L beads has been optimized to allow for high recovery and high purity of isolated antibodies.

Dynabeads™ Protein G Immunoprecipitation Kit (Invitrogen™)

The Dynabeads™ Protein G Immunoprecipitation Kit is a faster and easier solution for immunoprecipitation (IP) than using Sepharose™ resin or agarose resin, and includes all reagents and buffers required to perform IP using your own antibody. The kit is optimized for standard IP, but can also be used for Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), or RNA IP (RIP). The kit includes the widely used Dynabeads Protein G with recombinant Protein G (~17 kDa) covalently coupled to the magnetic bead surface. Both manual and automated protocols are available.

• IP in less than 40 minutes
• High target protein yield with low antibody consumption
• Very low non-specific binding with high signal-to-noise ratio
• No columns, centrifugations, or time-consuming pre-clearing required
• High reproducibility with Dynabeads Protein G and all buffers supplied in the kit
• High throughput compatible with KingFisher™ instruments

Manual Dynabeads separation is fast and easy to perform
The manual protocol is simple and can be performed in under 40 minutes. First, the antibody for the target protein is incubated with the Dynabeads Protein G in a tube for 10 minutes. Excess antibody is washed away by placing the tube in a DynaMag™ magnet and removing the supernatant. The antibody-coated beads can then be used for a variety of downstream applications including IP, Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), RNA IP (RIP), small-scale IgG purification, and protein purification. Bound material is easily collected using a DynaMag magnet due to the unique magnetic properties of the Dynabeads. The recombinant protein G on the beads contains no albumin binding sites, thus albumin is not co-purified during the procedure. The IP is fast and gives high yield, high reproducibility, and very little non-specific binding, thus pre-clearing is not required.

Automated Dynabeads separation helps increase throughput and reduces hands-on time
If you are working with several samples in parallel, the number of washing steps and the hands-on time increases proportionally with the number of samples. Pipetting and other manual handling tend to be less consistent than automation when working with many samples at a time. To better handle a medium- to high-throughput number of samples, reduce hands-on time, and secure high reproducibility, we have developed IP protocols for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime instruments. The automated protocols replicate the manual protocols, obtaining equally high target protein yield and the same low non-specific binding and high reproducibility. It doesn’t matter if you are working with 10 or 96 samples, the IP protocol is less than 40 minutes regardless. Just load the reagents on the plates, push the “Start” button and by the time you have prepared for downstream analysis, the IP is done. Some optimization (e.g., incubation times) might be necessary depending on your antibody and the abundance and/or specificity of your target protein.

• Use the KingFisher Duo instrument for low to medium throughput (1-12 samples/run)
• Use the KingFisher Flex instrument for high throughput (12-96 samples/run)
See automated protocols
Watch a video about the KingFisher Flex instrument

Gentle separation causes minimal physical stress to proteins
The magnetic separation technology utilized by Dynabeads Protein G is rapid and gentle, causing minimal physical stress to your target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and large protein complexes are preserved.

Binding strength and capacity
Dynabeads Protein G allow for isolation of most mammalian immunoglobulins (Ig). The amount of Ig captured depends on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample and on the type and source of the Ig. 100 µL of Dynabeads Protein G will isolate approximately 25–30 µg human IgG from a sample containing 20–200 µg IgG/mL. Predominant Fc-binding allows optimal Ig orientation. The antibodies bind to the outer smooth surface of the beads, thus are not trapped in large pores as with Sepharose/agarose-based beads. All antibodies are available for protein binding, so low amounts of antibody are required while still obtaining the same high yield of target protein. The smooth bead surface is also responsible for the low non-specific binding that Dynabeads are known for.

Learn more about Dynabeads
• Dynabeads Protein G are also available as a stand-alone reagent without included buffers
See immunoprecipitation selection guides, data, and references
See magnets for Dynabeads separations
Find Dynabeads products for other applications

OEM purchase
To purchase Dynabeads Protein A and Protein G on an OEM basis, contact our Out-Licensing and OEM Sales department.

*Sepharose is a trademark of GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB.

MagnaBind™ Protein G Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific™ MagnaBind™ Beads provide a convenient method for magnetic separation of antibodies, antigens, lectins, enzymes, nucleic acids and cells using affinity binding. To remove the MagnaBind Beads from the suspension, an external magnetic field is used.

Features of MagnaBind Protein G 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

MagnaBind Protein G Beads are typically used to isolate antibodies from serum and cell culture supernatant and to separate cells of interest from a cell mixture. For antibody purification, the beads are incubated with the antibody solution and then magnetically separated from the supernatant. The antigens and antibodies are then dissociated from the beads using an elution buffer. For cell separation, the monoclonal or polyclonal antibody to the cell surface antigen is incubated with Protein G magnetic beads, magnetically separated, and then incubated with the cell suspension.

Applications:
• Cell sorting using either positive or negative selection
• Protein purification or immunoassays using either direct or indirect methods

Dynabeads™ Protein A Immunoprecipitation Kit (Invitrogen™)

The Dynabeads™ Protein A Immunoprecipitation Kit is a faster and easier solution for immunoprecipitation (IP) than using Sepharose™ resin or agarose resin, and includes all reagents and buffers required to perform IP using your own antibody. The kit is optimized for standard IP, but can also be used for Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), or RNA IP (RIP). The kit includes the widely used Dynabeads Protein A with recombinant Protein A (~45 kDa) covalently coupled to the magnetic bead surface. Both manual and automated protocols are available.

• IP in less than 40 minutes
• High target protein yield with low antibody consumption
• Very low non-specific binding with high signal-to-noise ratio
• No columns, centrifugations, or time-consuming pre-clearing required
• High reproducibility with Dynabeads Protein A and all buffers supplied in the kit
• High throughput compatible with KingFisher™ instruments

Manual Dynabeads separation is fast and easy to perform
The manual protocol is simple and can be performed in under 40 minutes. First, the antibody for the target protein is incubated with the Dynabeads Protein A in a tube for 10 minutes. Excess antibody is washed away by placing the tube in a DynaMag™ magnet and removing the supernatant. The antibody-coated beads can then be used for a variety of downstream applications including IP, Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), RNA IP (RIP), small-scale IgG purification, and protein purification. Bound material is easily collected using a DynaMag magnet due to the unique magnetic properties of the Dynabeads. The recombinant protein A on the beads contains no albumin binding sites, thus albumin is not co-purified during the procedure. The IP is fast and gives high yield, high reproducibility, and very little non-specific binding, thus pre-clearing is not required.

Automated Dynabeads separation helps increase throughput and reduces hands-on time
If you are working with several samples in parallel, the number of washing steps and the hands-on time increases proportionally with the number of samples. Pipetting and other manual handling tend to be less consistent than automation when working with many samples at a time. To better handle a medium- to high-throughput number of samples, reduce hands-on time, and secure high reproducibility, we have developed IP protocols for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime instruments. The automated protocols replicate the manual protocols, obtaining equally high target protein yield and the same low non-specific binding and high reproducibility. It doesn’t matter if you are working with 10 or 96 samples, the IP protocol is less than 40 minutes regardless. Just load the reagents on the plates, push the “Start” button and by the time you have prepared for downstream analysis, the IP is done. Some optimization (e.g., incubation times) might be necessary depending on your antibody and the abundance and/or specificity of your target protein.

• Use the KingFisher Duo instrument for low to medium throughput (1-12 samples/run)
• Use the KingFisher Flex instrument for high throughput (12-96 samples/run)
See automated protocols
Watch a video about the KingFisher Flex instrument

Gentle separation causes minimal physical stress to proteins
The magnetic separation technology utilized by Dynabeads Protein A is rapid and gentle, causing minimal physical stress to your target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and large protein complexes are preserved.

Binding strength and capacity
Dynabeads Protein A allow for isolation of most mammalian immunoglobulins (Ig). The amount of Ig captured depends on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample and on the type and source of the Ig. 100 µL of Dynabeads Protein A will isolate approximately 25–30 µg human IgG from a sample containing 20–200 µg IgG/mL. Predominant Fc-binding allows optimal Ig orientation. The antibodies bind to the outer smooth surface of the beads, thus are not trapped in large pores as with Sepharose/agarose-based beads. All antibodies are available for protein binding, so low amounts of antibody are required while still obtaining the same high yield of target protein. The smooth bead surface is also responsible for the low non-specific binding that Dynabeads are known for.

Learn more about Dynabeads
• Dynabeads Protein A are also available as a stand-alone reagent without included buffers
See immunoprecipitation selection guides, data, and references
See magnets for Dynabeads separations
Find Dynabeads products for other applications

OEM purchase
To purchase Dynabeads Protein A and Protein G on an OEM basis, contact our Out-Licensing and OEM Sales department.

*Sepharose is a trademark of GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB.

Exosome Immunoprecipitation Reagent (Protein A) (Invitrogen™)

Exosome Immunoprecipitation Reagent (Protein A) enables fast and gentle magnetic isolation of exosomal proteins, causing minimal physical stress to the target protein and allowing comparison of multiple samples on the same gel.

• Maintain intact exosome protein complexes
• Reduce background significantly—low non-specific binding
• Fast protocol time—only 30 minutes
• Maximal comparison—ultra-sensitivity allows many samples on the same gel

Dynabeads® coupled to Protein A are widely used for immunoprecipitation (IP), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), and protein isolation. The magnetic properties of Dynabeads® makes them a superior alternative to sepharose or agarose slurry for immunoprecipitation, since magnetic separation technology is faster and gentler than other methods, causing minimal physical stress to the target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and intact, large protein complexes will be preserved.

Exosome Immunoprecipitation (Protein A) makes use of Dynabeads® Protein A for antibody binding and subsequent immunoprecipitation of exosomal proteins. Antibody is added to the Dynabeads® suspension where binding occurs via the Fc-region of the antibody. The mixture is then placed near a magnet, causing the beads migrate to the side of the tube, allowing easy removal of the supernatant. The bead-bound antibody can now be used for immunoprecipitation of exosomal proteins. Immunoprecipitation allows a 10 to 50 times concentration of exosomal proteins prior to protein analysis, such as Western blotting.

The amount of Ig captured by Exosome Immunoprecipitation(Protein A) is dependent on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample. The binding capacity is approximately 240 ug human Ig per mL beads.

For isolation of Ig via protein G, we recommend the Exosome Immunoprecipitation (Protein G).

Dynabeads™ Protein G IP Kit and Magnet Starter Pack (Invitrogen™)

The Dynabeads Protein G IP Kit and Magnet Starter Pack combines Dynabeads Protein G magnetic beads for immunoprecipitation (including the required buffers) and the magnet preferred for use with 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes for purchasing convenience. The beads and buffers are sufficient for 40 reactions, and the magnet holds 16 x 1.5 mL microcentrifuge tubes. The Immunoprecipitation Kit - Dynabeads Protein G with buffers, stand-alone Dynabeads Protein G beads, and the DynaMag-2 magnet are also available separately.

The product contains:
1 x Immunoprecipitation Kit - Dynabeads Protein G*
1 x DynaMag-2 Magnet

*The kit contains 2 mL Dynabeads Protein G beads, 16 mL Antibody Binding & Washing Buffer, 28 mL Washing Buffer, and 1 mL Elution Buffer.

Dynabeads™ Protein A for Immunoprecipitation (Invitrogen™)

Dynabeads™ Protein A are uniform, 2.8 µm superparamagnetic beads with recombinant Protein A (~45 kDa) covalently coupled to the surface. Dynabeads Protein A provide a superior alternative to Sepharose™ resin or agarose resin for immunoprecipitation (IP), and both manual and automated protocols are available.

• IP in less than 40 minutes
• High target protein yield with low antibody consumption
• Very low non-specific binding with high signal-to-noise ratio
• No columns, centrifugations, or time-consuming pre-clearing required
• High reproducibility and high throughput compatible with KingFisher™ instruments

Manual Dynabeads separation is fast and easy to perform
The manual protocol is simple and can be performed in under 40 minutes. First, the antibody for the target protein is incubated with the Dynabeads Protein A in a tube for 10 minutes. Excess antibody is washed away by placing the tube in a DynaMag™ magnet and removing the supernatant. The antibody-coated beads can then be used for a variety of downstream applications including IP, Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), RNA IP (RIP), small-scale IgG purification, and protein purification. Bound material is easily collected using a DynaMag magnet due to the unique magnetic properties of the Dynabeads. The recombinant protein A on the beads contains no albumin binding sites, thus albumin is not co-purified during the procedure. The IP is fast and gives high yield, high reproducibility, and very little non-specific binding, thus pre-clearing is not required.

Automated Dynabeads separation helps increase throughput and reduces hands-on time
If you are working with several samples in parallel, the number of washing steps and the hands-on time increases proportionally with the number of samples. Pipetting and other manual handling tend to be less consistent than automation when working with many samples at a time. To better handle a medium- to high-throughput number of samples, reduce hands-on time, and secure high reproducibility, we have developed IP protocols for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime instruments. The automated protocols replicate the manual protocols, obtaining equally high target protein yield and the same low non-specific binding and high reproducibility. It doesn’t matter if you are working with 10 or 96 samples, the IP protocol is less than 40 minutes regardless. Just load the reagents on the plates, push the “Start” button and by the time you have prepared for downstream analysis, the IP is done. Some optimization (e.g., incubation times) might be necessary depending on your antibody and the abundance and/or specificity of your target protein.

• Use the KingFisher Duo instrument for low to medium throughput (1-12 samples/run)
• Use the KingFisher Flex instrument for high throughput (12-96 samples/run)
See automated protocols
Watch a video about the KingFisher Flex instrument

Gentle separation causes minimal physical stress to proteins
The magnetic separation technology utilized by Dynabeads Protein A is rapid and gentle, causing minimal physical stress to your target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and large protein complexes are preserved.

Binding strength and capacity
Dynabeads Protein A allow for isolation of most mammalian immunoglobulins (Ig). The amount of Ig captured depends on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample and on the type and source of the Ig. 100 µL of Dynabeads Protein A will isolate approximately 25–30 µg human IgG from a sample containing 20–200 µg IgG/mL. Predominant Fc-binding allows optimal Ig orientation. The antibodies bind to the outer smooth surface of the beads, thus are not trapped in large pores as with Sepharose/agarose-based beads. All antibodies are available for protein binding, so low amounts of antibody are required while still obtaining the same high yield of target protein. The smooth bead surface is also responsible for the low non-specific binding that Dynabeads are known for.

Learn more about Dynabeads
• Dynabeads Protein A are also available as a "ready-to-go" kit with buffers included
See immunoprecipitation selection guides, data, and references
See magnets for Dynabeads separations
Find Dynabeads products for other applications

OEM purchase
To purchase Dynabeads Protein A and Protein G on an OEM basis, contact our Out-Licensing and OEM Sales department.

*Sepharose is a trademark of GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB.

Dynabeads™ Protein G for Immunoprecipitation (Invitrogen™)

Dynabeads™ Protein G are uniform, 2.8 µm superparamagnetic beads with recombinant Protein G (~17 kDa) covalently coupled to the surface. Dynabeads Protein G provide a superior alternative to Sepharose™ or agarose slurry for immunoprecipitation (IP), and both manual and automated protocols are available.

• IP in less than 40 minutes
• High target protein yield with low antibody consumption
• Very low non-specific binding with high signal-to-noise ratio
• No columns, centrifugations, or time-consuming pre-clearing required
• High reproducibility and high throughput compatible with KingFisher™ instruments

Manual Dynabeads separation is fast and easy to perform
The manual protocol is simple and can be performed in under 40 minutes. First, the antibody for the target protein is incubated with the Dynabeads Protein G in a tube for 10 minutes. Excess antibody is washed away by placing the tube in a DynaMag™ magnet and removing the supernatant. The antibody-coated beads can then be used for a variety of downstream applications including IP, Co-IP, chromatin IP (ChIP), RNA IP (RIP), small-scale IgG purification, and protein purification. Bound material is easily collected using a DynaMag magnet due to the unique magnetic properties of the Dynabeads. The recombinant protein G on the beads contains no albumin binding sites, thus albumin is not co-purified during the procedure. The IP is fast and gives high yield, high reproducibility, and very little non-specific binding, thus pre-clearing is not required.

Automated Dynabeads separation helps increase throughput and reduces hands-on time
If you are working with several samples in parallel, the number of washing steps and the hands-on time increases proportionally with the number of samples. Pipetting and other manual handling tend to be less consistent than automation when working with many samples at a time. To better handle a medium- to high-throughput number of samples, reduce hands-on time, and secure high reproducibility, we have developed IP protocols for the KingFisher Flex and KingFisher Duo Prime instruments. The automated protocols replicate the manual protocols, obtaining equally high target protein yield and the same low non-specific binding and high reproducibility. It doesn’t matter if you are working with 10 or 96 samples, the IP protocol is less than 40 minutes regardless. Just load the reagents on the plates, push the “Start” button and by the time you have prepared for downstream analysis, the IP is done. Some optimization (e.g., incubation times) might be necessary depending on your antibody and the abundance and/or specificity of your target protein.

• Use the KingFisher Duo instrument for low to medium throughput (1-12 samples/run)
• Use the KingFisher Flex instrument for high throughput (12-96 samples/run)
See automated protocols
Watch a video about the KingFisher Flex instrument

Gentle separation causes minimal physical stress to proteins
The magnetic separation technology utilized by Dynabeads Protein G is rapid and gentle, causing minimal physical stress to your target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and large protein complexes are preserved.

Binding strength and capacity
Dynabeads Protein G allow for isolation of most mammalian immunoglobulins (Ig). The amount of Ig captured depends on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample and on the type and source of the Ig. 100 µL of Dynabeads Protein G will isolate approximately 25–30 µg human IgG from a sample containing 20–200 µg IgG/mL. Predominant Fc-binding allows optimal Ig orientation. The antibodies bind to the outer smooth surface of the beads, thus are not trapped in large pores as with Sepharose/agarose-based beads. All antibodies are available for protein binding, so low amounts of antibody are required while still obtaining the same high yield of target protein. The smooth bead surface is also responsible for the low non-specific binding that Dynabeads are known for.

Learn more about Dynabeads
• Dynabeads Protein A are also available as a "ready-to-go" kit with buffers included
See immunoprecipitation selection guides, data, and references
See magnets for Dynabeads separations
Find Dynabeads products for other applications

OEM purchase
To purchase Dynabeads Protein A and Protein G on an OEM basis, contact our Out-Licensing and OEM Sales department.

*Sepharose is a trademark of GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences AB.

MagnaBind™ Protein A Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific™ MagnaBind™ Beads provide a convenient method for magnetic separation of antibodies, antigens, lectins, enzymes, nucleic acids and cells using affinity binding. To remove the MagnaBind Beads from the suspension, an external magnetic field is used.

Features of MagnaBind Protein A 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

MagnaBind Protein A Beads are typically used to isolate antibodies from serum and cell culture supernatant and to separate cells of interest from a cell mixture. For antibody purification, the beads are incubated with the antibody solution and then magnetically separated from the supernatant. The antigens and antibodies are then dissociated from the beads using an elution buffer. For cell separation, the monoclonal or polyclonal antibody to the cell surface antigen is incubated with Protein A magnetic beads, magnetically separated, and then incubated with the cell suspension.

Applications:
• Cell sorting using either positive or negative selection
• Protein purification or immunoassays using either direct or indirect methods

Pierce™ ChIP-grade Protein A/G Magnetic Beads (Thermo Scientific™)

Magnetite- and protein-coated polymer beads at 10 mg/mL in water with sodium azide. Sufficient For: Use in approx. 250 typical ChIP assays

More Product Data
Analysis of androgen-dependent and -independent regulation of transcriptional activity

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Dynabeads™ Protein G - for oem ⁄ Industrial use only

Dynabeads® with protein G coupled to their surface allow for small-scale purification of most mammalian immunoglobulins (Ig). The amount of Ig captured is dependent on the concentration of Ig in the starting sample and the type and source of the Ig.

Dynabeads® Protein G is widely used for small scale IgG purification and Ab labeling, immunoprecipitation (IP), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and protein isolations. Magnetic separation technology is fast and gentle, causing minimal physical stress to your target proteins. This permits the isolation and concentration of labile composites that might otherwise dissociate or be damaged by proteases during long incubation times. Native protein conformation and intact, large protein complexes will be preserved. The product holds reputable Dynal high standards with respect to reproducibility and automation ability, and drives reliability for your assays.

Benefits and Features:

  • The gentle tube-based magnetic technology allows you to isolate intact proteins and protein complexes
  • The recombinant protein covalently coupled to the surface does not contain albumin-binding sites, thus avoiding background caused by co-purification of contaminating proteins.
  • Requires no columns, centrifugation steps or time-consuming pre-treatment of your samples. Scalable and automation-friendly magnetic technology.
Applications:
Small scale IgG purification, immunoprecipitation (IP), chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) and protein isolations.

Binding capacity:
The amount of Ig captured is dependent on the concentration of Ig and Dynabeads® Protein G in the starting sample. As a guideline 50 µl of Dynabeads® Protein G will typically isolate 20 µg human IgG from a 100 µl sample (total volume) containing 100 µg (1mg⁄ml) human IgG. Predominant Fc binding allows optimal Ig orientation

Additional Info:
This specific product format is for large volume customers, available on an OEM basis. The product is also available in smaller volumes for end-users (Cat. no 100-03D and 100-04D). For further information and price quotes, please contact us at:ivd@invitrogen.com