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TrypLE™ Select Enzyme (10X), no phenol red (Gibco™)

TrypLE™ Select is an animal origin free, recombinant enzyme for dissociating a wide range of adherent mammalian cells, including CHO, HEK 293, A529, primary human keratinocytes, and embryonic stem cells. We offer a variety of TrypLE™ formulations for a range of cell culture applications.

Compared to trypsin and other dissociation reagents, Gibco® TrypLE™ Select is:

Gentle on cells—maintains cell health for reproducible results
Room-temperature stable—convenient to use
Easy to use—substitutes directly into existing protocols, with no inactivation required
Animal origin free (AOF)—pure, consistent, and effective

This TrypLE™ Select is modified as follows:

WithWithout

• EDTA

• Phenol Red

The formulation of TrypLE™ solutions is available, although we keep the enzyme concentration confidential.

Gentle on cells
TrypLE™ Select, like trypsin, cleaves peptide bonds on the C-terminal sides of lysine and arginine. However, TrypLE™ Select's exceptional purity increases specificity due to the action of a single enzyme. This reduces damage caused by cleavage from multiple enzymes in trypsin and other extracts.

Room-temperature stable
TrypLE™ Select is room-temperature stable and ready to use. TrypLE™ Select cell dissociation reagents remain stable for 24 months at room temperature or 2–8°C, making storage and handling easy and convenient.

Easy to use
TrypLE™ Select can be substituted for trypsin in existing protocols. In addition, dilution alone inactivates TrypLE™ Select, avoiding the need for trypsin inhibitors, such as FBS.

Animal Origin Free (AOF)
Unlike porcine trypsin and other enzymes, TrypLE™ Select is free of animal-derived components, and is formulated on dedicated animal origin-free equipment.

Product Intended Use
For Research Use or Further Manufacturing. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Customers using Gibco® TrypLE™ Select in a manufacturing process, who have a submission with the FDA, may request a letter of authorization from us to reference our Type II Drug Master File (DMF).

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® TrypLE™ Select is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards.

Concentrated forms of TrypLE™ can be aseptically diluted to 1x using a balanced salt solution containing 1 mM EDTA.

Dispase II, powder (Gibco™)

Dispase II (neutral protease) is an amino-endo peptidase that hydrolyzes the N-terminal peptide bonds of non-polar amino acid residues. This sequence is found with high frequency in collagen. Dispase II has a mild proteolytic action that makes it useful for the isolation and routine passaging of primary cells. Dispase II is relatively gentle, dissociates well at physiological temperature and pH, and generally maintains cell membrane integrity.

Gibco® Dispase II is produced in Bacillus polymyxa and packaged as a lyophilized, non-sterile powder for research use in cell or tissue dissociation, and to prevent clumping in suspension cultures. Gibco® Dispase II activity is guaranteed to be greater than 0.5 units/mg.

Cell Dissociation Buffer, enzyme-free, Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution (Gibco™)

Gibco® Cell Dissociation Buffer is a membrane-filtered, isotonic, and enzyme-free solution of salts, chelating agents, and cell-conditioning agents in calcium-free and magnesium-free Hanks' Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS). Gibco® Cell Dissociation Buffer is suitable for gentle dissociation of mammalian cells for studies requiring intact cell surface proteins such as ligand binding, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry. Gibco® Cell Dissociation Buffer works well with lightly adherent cell lines such as HeLa and NIH 3T3, but is not recommended for routine passage of strongly adherent cells. The dissociation protocol is available in our Technical Reference Library.

Trypsin Neutralizer Solution (Gibco™)

A sterile, phosphate-buffered saline solution (1X) containing calf serum as a trypsin inhibitor.

Collagenase, Type IV, powder (Gibco™)

Collagenase is a protease that cleaves the bond between a neutral amino acid (X) and glycine in the sequence Pro-X-Glyc-Pro, which is found with high frequency in collagen. Collagenase is unique among proteases in its ability to degrade the triple-helical native collagen fibrils commonly found in connective tissues such as skin, tendon, blood vessels, and bone. Collagenase disaggregation is suitable for the culture of human tumors, mouse kidney, human adult and fetal brain, and many other tissues including epithelium. Collagenase is relatively gentle, dissociates well at physiological temperature and pH, and requires no mechanical agitation or special equipment.

Gibco® Collagenase Type IV is isolated from Clostridium histolyticum and packaged as a lyophilized, non-sterile powder for research use in cell or tissue dissociation and organ perfusions. Gibco® Collagenase Type IV activity is guaranteed to be greater than 160 units/mg. Compared to other collagenase preparations, Gibco® Collagenase Type IV has low tryptic activity and is well-suited for the digestion of islet cells from the pancreas.

Versene Solution (Gibco™)

Versene is an EDTA solution for use as a gentle non-enzymatic cell dissociation reagent. Gibco® Versene Solution (0.48 mM) is formulated as 0.2 g EDTA(Na4) per liter of Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS).

Product Use
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Dual-site cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® Versene Solution is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards. For supply chain continuity, we offer an identical Gibco® Versene Solution product made in our Scotland facility (15040-033). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor, powder (Gibco™)

Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor is one of several protease inhibitors found in soybeans. Trypsin is inhibited at a molar ratio of 1:1, while chymotrypsin and plasmin are inhibited to a lesser extent. Soybean trypsin inhibitor will also inhibit other serine proteases.

Gibco® Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor, powder has an activity greater than 7,000 BAEE units per mg. A 0.5 mg/mL Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor stock solution should be made by dissolving the non-sterile powder in 0.01M Borate Buffer or Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (DPBS), without calcium and magnesium. Filter sterilize the stock solution and store for up to a week at 2 - 8°C.

Product Use
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Trypsin (0.25%), phenol red (Gibco™)

Gibco® Trypsin solutions are made from trypsin powder—an irradiated mixture of proteases derived from porcine pancreas. Due to its digestive strength, it is widely used for cell dissociation, during routine cell culture passaging and primary tissue dissociation. We offer a variety of Gibco® Trypsin and animal origin free TrypLE™ that feature:

Quality Testing
Documented Traceability
Dual-site cGMP Manufacturing

This Trypsin is modified as follows:

WithWithout
• Phenol Red• EDTA

The complete formulation is available.

Quality Testing
Gibco® Trypsin solutions are tested for pH, osmolality, sterility and performance. In addition, prior to manufacturing, the raw materials are verified for e-beam irradiation and tested for endotoxin, PPV, PCV 1/2, mycoplasma, bacterial, fungal and viral contamination, as well as multiple activity assays, ash analysis and moisture analysis.

Documented Traceability
We can provide detailed documentation to meet your regulatory needs. Gibco® Trypsin information available includes lot traceability, animal origin certificates, lot analyses, irradiation certificates, a viral inactivation summary, and supply chain transparency.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® Trypsin is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards. For supply chain continuity, we offer a comparable Gibco® Trypsin solution made in our Scotland facility (25050-014). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

Trypsin/EDTA Solution (TE) (Gibco™)

Gibco® Trypsin solutions are made from trypsin powder - a mixture of proteases derived from bovine pancreas. Due to its digestive strength, it is widely used for cell dissociation, during routine cell culture passaging and primary tissue dissociation. This Gibco® Trypsin/EDTA solution is formulation as 0.025% trypsin and 0.01% EDTA in Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS). We offer a variety of Gibco® Trypsin and animal origin free TrypLE™ cell dissociation products to meet your needs.

This trypsin is manufactured as follows:

With
EDTA
Phenol Red
The complete formulation is available.

Product Use
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® Trypsin is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards.

TrypLE™ Express Enzyme (1X), phenol red (Gibco™)

TrypLE™ Express is an animal origin-free, recombinant enzyme used for dissociating a wide range of adherent mammalian cells, including CHO, HEK 293, A529, primary human keratinocytes, and embryonic stem cells. TrypLE™ Express cleaves peptide bonds on the C-terminal sides of lysine and arginine, and is a direct replacement for trypsin. Its exceptional purity increases specificity and reduces damage to cells that can be caused by other enzymes present in some trypsin extracts.

We offer a variety of TrypLE™ formulations for a range of cell culture applications.

Compared to trypsin and other dissociation reagents, Gibco® TrypLE™ Express is:

Gentle on cells

Room-temperature stable
Easy to use
Animal origin-free (AOF)

This TrypLE™ Express is modified as follows:

With

• Phenol Red

• EDTA

The formulation of TrypLE™ solutions is available, although we keep the enzyme concentration confidential.

Gentle On Cells
TrypLE™ Express' exceptional purity increases specificity due to the action of a single enzyme. This reduces damage caused by cleavage from enzymes present in some trypsin preparations and in other protease extracts.

Room-Temperature Stable
TrypLE™ Express is room-temperature stable and ready to use. TrypLE™ Express remains stable for 24 months at room temperature or 2–8°C, making storage and handling easy and convenient.

Easy to Use
TrypLE™ Express can be directly substituted for trypsin in existing protocols. In addition, dilution alone inactivates TrypLE™ Express, avoiding the need for trypsin inhibitors, such as FBS.

Animal Origin-Free (AOF)
Unlike porcine trypsin, TrypLE™ Express is free of animal-derived components.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
For supply chain continuity, we manufacture Gibco® TrypLE™ Express at two separate facilities located in Grand Island, NY and Scotland, UK. Both sites are compliant with cGMP manufacturing requirements, are certified to the ISO 13485 standard, and are registered with the FDA as medical device manufacturers.