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Ethylene Glycol (Thermo Scientific™)

Thermo Scientific Pierce Ethylene Glycol Solution provides exceptional antifreeze protection and storage stability for antibody-enzyme conjugates because it is purified to remove impurities commonly found traditional glycerol stocks.

Features of Ethylene Glycol:

• Specially purified to remove impurities such as aldehydes, peroxides, iron and UV absorbing hydrocarbons
• Suitable for enzyme storage without the worry of losing enzymatic activity
• Stable for months

This product is a 50% (w/v) aqueous solution of highly purified ethylene glycol. When mixed in equal volume with purified protein samples, such as primary antibodies, the solution stabilizes and maintains the mixture as a liquid during freezer storage (-20°). Ethylene glycol is a suitable alternative to glycerol for most protein-storage applications. In fact, this preparation of ethylene glycol is devoid of various common glycerol impurities and potiential degradation products that are damaging to certain enzymes.

ELISA/ELISPOT Coating Buffer Powder (Invitrogen™)

The ELISA/ELISPOT Coating Buffer Powder is designed and tested for use as the working solution for coating the ELISA or ELISPOT capture antibody to the ELISA or ELISPOT plate microwells. This has been tested with all cytokine ELISA and ELISPOT capture antibodies, according to the procedures described in the corresponding protocols.

The eBioscience ELISA/ELISPOT Coating Buffer Powder is a dried powder formulation of phosphate buffered saline. Each packet is reconstituted in 1 Liter of distilled, deionized water, then filtered using a 0.22 um filter. The resulting 1x PBS (pH 7.4) is suitable for use as the ELISA/ELISPOT coating buffer.

Reported Application
ELISA, ELISPOT

Pierce™ Fast Blocking Buffer (Thermo Scientific™)

Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer effectively and reliably blocks western blots in just five minutes to provide low-background results for traditional western blotting protocols.

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Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer streamlines western blot protocols by providing consistent, high-quality blocking for nitrocellulose or PVDF membranes in only five minutes, producing results comparable to traditional blockers. Blocking and probing steps with Fast Blocking Buffer prevent nonspecific binding of detection antibodies during probing steps but allows specific detection to occur. Pierce Fast Wash Buffer provides efficient membrane washing after incubation with a primary and secondary antibody to effectively shorten total washing time to 20 minutes (from the typical 90 minutes). This buffer is compatible with antibodies and biotin-avidin systems, as well as both nitrocellulose and PVDF membranes.

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SuperBlock™ (TBS) Blocking Buffer (Thermo Scientific™)

SuperBlock Blocking Buffer is an optimized solution containing a single purified glycoprotein that provides incredibly fast and effective blocking for ELISA, IHC, and western blot analysis.

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Features of SuperBlock Blocking Buffer:
Blocking time—block membranes in 5 to 10 minutes and ELISA plates in 2 minutes
Applications—ELISA, western blotting, IHC; biotin-free for use with streptavidin system
Stability—store buffer at 4°C for one year; store blocked plates dry for up to 12 months

Blocking micro-plates, membranes or tissues with a SuperBlock Buffer yields a high signal-to-noise ratio in most detection systems. The protein-based formulation does not contain any immunoglobulins, albumin, or endogenous biotin, making it compatible in many situations where traditional blocking agents fail. The buffer is especially effective at blocking coated polystyrene microplates (96-well plates) and stabilizing them for drying and storage for later use.

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Assay Buffer (5X) (Invitrogen™)

Assay Buffer (5x) for Antibody Pairs is intended to be used as a:(1) blocking reagent for ELISA plates(2) diluent for ELISA standards and samples(3) diluent for the detection antibody(4) diluent for the HRP conjugate

Application: Antibody pairs (ELISA)

HRP-Conjugate Diluent/Stabilizer (Invitrogen™)

This product may be used as a conjugate diluent in enzyme immunoassays.

Pierce™ Fast Wash Buffer, 10X (Thermo Scientific™)

Pierce Fast Wash Buffer, 10X, for use with Pierce Fast Blocking Buffer.

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Blocker™ Casein in PBS (Thermo Scientific™)

Blocker Casein is a ready-to-use solution of purified casein for blocking steps in western blot, ELISA, IHC, and nucleic acid detection methods. Blocker Casein is 1% (w/v) casein, which corresponds to the optimal concentration for most applications.

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Features:
Purified casein—single-protein blocking buffer provides fewer chances of cross-reaction with assay components than serum or milk solutions
Easy to use—1% casein solution is ready to use; can be diluted further as needed
Safe—stable, thimerosal-free formulation

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Protein Stabilizing Cocktail (Thermo Scientific™)

The Thermo Scientific Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is a versatile stabilizing solution that increases the shelf-life of purified or partially purified proteins during routine storage.

Features of the Protein Stabilizing Cocktail:

• Stabilizes most enzymes and other proteins significantly better than ordinary buffers
• Protect proteins from environmental stresses
• Does not destabilize biomolecules in downstream assays
• Components are low molecular weight and fully dialyzable
• Low-viscosity reagent is easier to pipette than 50% glycerol
• Protein classes tested include kinases, phosphatases, peroxidases, restriction enzymes, luciferases, cytokines and antibodies

This proprietary formulation of low-molecular weight, naturally occurring molecules helps protect proteins from environmental stresses that can otherwise lead to enzyme inactivation, aggregation and freeze-thaw damage. The Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is provided as an easily pipettable, buffered 4X concentrate. Solutions of enzymes and other proteins to which the cocktail has been added may be refrigerated or frozen for storage without losing their activity or function. Although the degree of stabilization is protein-specific, the cocktail significantly stabilizes most proteins compared with conventional buffer alone. The Protein Stabilizing Cocktail is nontoxic and does not destabilize biomolecules; however, all cocktail components can be removed by dialysis or desalting before use in downstream assays, if desired.

eBioscience™ ELISA/ELISPOT Diluent (5X) (Invitrogen™)

The 5X ELISA/ELISPOT Diluent is a Phosphate Buffered Solution supplemented with fetal bovine serum as a source of animal serum proteins. This buffer is used for blocking non-specific binding of ELISA plates, diluting recombinant standards and test samples, and making the working dilutions of the secondary detection reagent (i.e., detection antibody-biotin and AV-HRP Cat. No. 18-4100). This diluent solution also contains a preservative.

Reported Application
ELISA

Normal Rat Serum (Invitrogen™)

Normal Rat Serum Control for IF, ICC, IHC, BLOCK, Ctrl

Buffer Kit for Antibody Pairs (Invitrogen™)

This Buffer Kit for Antibody Pairs is for use with Invitrogen Antibody Pairs. This Kit provides sufficient materials for 10 ELISA plates.

Wash Buffer (25X)

Wash buffer can be used for all ELISA assays.

StartingBlock™ (PBS) Blocking Buffer (Thermo Scientific™)

StartingBlock Blocking Buffer is a single purified protein for fast blocking of western blots and ELISA assays. It provides broad compatibility with a wide range of antibodies, antibody combinations, and other protein probing and assay systems. StartingBlock buffer is available in PBS and TBS with and without Tween20.

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Features of StartingBlock Blocking Buffers:
Strip and reprobe without reblocking—blots stay blocked even after stripping with Thermo Scientific Restore Stripping Buffer (Cat. No. 21059)
Compatible with many detection systems—western blot, ELISA, and IHC with antibody or avidin/biotin probes (blocker is serum and biotin-free)
Short blocking times—less than 15 minutes for nitrocellulose or PVDF membranes, almost instantaneous for polystyrene microplate wells
Biotin- and serum protein-free formulation

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Blocker™ Casein in TBS (Thermo Scientific™)

Blocker Casein is a ready-to-use solution of purified casein for blocking steps in western blot, ELISA, IHC, and nucleic acid detection methods. Blocker Casein is 1% (w/v) casein, which corresponds to the optimal concentration for most applications.

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Features:
Purified casein—single-protein blocking buffer provides fewer chances of cross-reaction with assay components than serum or milk solutions
Easy to use—1% casein solution is ready to use; can be diluted further as needed
Safe—stable, thimerosal-free formulation

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