December 2019 New Products

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, CX5-14, 3 ports (AseptiQuik G connectors, insert luer lock, and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 2 ports (AseptiQuik G connectors) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

PCR Master Mix Starter Pack (Invitrogen™)

The PCR Master Mix Starter Pack is composed of three different PCR master mixes for easy evaluation of their suitability for use in your research. These master mixes provide our best DNA polymerases for routine PCR, hot-start PCR, and high-fidelity PCR needs. Thermo Scientific DreamTaq Green PCR Master Mix contains an enhanced Taq DNA polymerase optimized for all standard PCR applications. Invitrogen Platinum II Hot Start PCR Master Mix contains hot-start Taq DNA polymerase for specific, robust, and reliable PCR. Invitrogen SuperFi II PCR Master Mix features superior performance and an error rate 300X lower than that of Taq. It is an excellent choice for cloning, mutagenesis, and other applications requiring high fidelity.

Master mixes included in this starter pack:
K1081 DreamTaq Green PCR Master Mix (2X), 200 reactions
14000012 Platinum II Hot Start PCR Master Mix (2X), 50 reactions
12368010 Platinum SuperFi II PCR Master Mix, 100 reactions

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, CX5-14, 2 ports (plugs) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 2 ports (plugs) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

ReadyProbes™ Solvent-Resistant Permanent Marking Pen (Invitrogen™)

The ReadyProbes Solvent-Resistant Permanent Marking Pen enables solvent-resistant writing on frosted glass microscope slides, tissue cassettes, and other hard surfaces. It is resistant to most solvents, including alcohols and xylene.

Attune™ NxT Windows 10 OS Upgrade Kit (Invitrogen™)

The Attune NxT Windows 10 OS Upgrade Kit is for use with the Attune NxT Acoustic Focusing Cytometer. It allows the Attune NxT computer [model Optiplex XE2 or Optiplex XE2 (2x2TB)] to be reimaged to run the data collection and analysis software using the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system (OS).

ReadyProbes™ 2.5% Normal Goat Serum (1X) (Invitrogen™)

ReadyProbes 2.5% Normal Goat Serum is a ready-to-use non-specific blocker for use in immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunocytochemistry (ICC), and immunofluorescence (IF) experiments, usually when a goat secondary antibody is used. Incubating cells/tissue with diluted serum from the same species as the host of the secondary antibody typically reduces non-specific binding. Simply cover the tissue section or cells with a few drops of ReadyProbes 2.5% Normal Goat Serum and incubate for 30–60 minutes at room temperature. Ready Probes 2.5% Normal Goat Serum can also be used to dilute primary and secondary antibodies.

Ready Probes 2.5% Normal Goat Serum is provided as a ready-to-use reagent with no further dilution or preparation required. The serum is collected from healthy adult animals and the heat-treated, centrifuged, and filtered. It is then checked for cross reactivity using an appropriate immunoassay. The serum is diluted to 2.5% (v/v) in buffer, with 0.08% sodium azide added as a preservative.

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 3 ports (AseptiQuik G connectors and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 3 ports (AseptiQuik G connector, body luer lock, and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 3 ports (MPC body, MPC insert, and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

MIG (CXCL9) Mouse ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit (Invitrogen™)

The Mouse MIG (CXCL9) Simplex ProcartaPlex kit measures MIG (CXCL9) protein and is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one buffer kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate up to 80 protein targets simultaneously when using the FLEXMAP 3D or Luminex 200 instrument and up to 50 protein targets when using the MAGPIX instrument. ProcartaPlex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

Flexible panels—design your own panels with Simplex kits to measure your own array of targets
More results per sample—measure up to 80 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample
Well-established Luminex technology—the most referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

The Luminex MagPlex superparamagnetic microsphere beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create 100 spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detec¬tion systems (Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX systems). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a ProcartaPlex multiplex assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a magnetic bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile up to 80 times more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex Simplex kits provide the ability to create your own unique panel . More than 90% of ProcartaPlex Simplex targets can be combined, providing you with superior flexibility when creating your own multiplex panel.

ProcartaPlex Simplex kits are available across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine). Visit thermofisher.com/procartaplex for more information, including a comprehensive list of individual protein targets.

Reactivity/species: mouse
Suitable sample types: cell culture supernatant, serum, plasma
Sample volume: Serum, plasma: 25 µL; CCS: 50 µL
Reported application: multiplex immunoassay

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, Aegis5-14, 3 ports (AseptiQuik G connector, insert luer lock, and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

Labtainer™ Pro BioProcess Container, CX5-14, 3 ports (AseptiQuik G connector, body luer lock, and body needleless luer lock) (Thermo Scientific™)

The next-generation Thermo Scientific Labtainer Pro BioProcess Container (BPC) offers a versatile solution for liquid-handling applications when used in conjunction with our comprehensive single-use portfolio. The Labtainer Pro BPC is an ideal solution for use in a variety of applications, including sample preparation, cell culture processes, storage and transport, as well as in custom configurations to fit into your unique workflow. Labtainer Pro BPCs provide flexibility and assurance—without compromise. They are offered in a 2D pillow style with available sizes ranging from 50 mL to 20 L in a variety of porting configurations. Labtainer Pro BPCs are produced in a completely closed, state-of-the-art environment.

Labtainer Pro BPC features include:

Reliability: The Labtainer Pro BPC is designed to be configured with two, three, or four ports, without the need for excess ports in the chamber, resulting in fewer potential failure points and no liquid holdup. The improved port design features tapered sides that facilitate a structurally stronger seal. The manufacturing process for the Labtainer Pro BPC incorporates impulse heat sealing for port insertion utilizing Labtainer Automated Manufacturing (LAM) technology. This fully automated method of sealing enables a higher level of control over the amount of heat applied, resulting in a consistent and strong seal throughout the finished product. With no change in materials or components, users of CX5-14- and Aegis5-14-based BPCs will be able to adopt Labtainer Pro BPCs with minimal to no qualification.

Quality: Labtainer Pro BPCs are inspected after manufacturing, prior to being packaged and shipped. A 100% helium integrity test is also conducted, helping ensure that the most integral product is delivered to the customer. In addition, lot-based bacterial endotoxin testing (BET) and particulate analysis testing (PAT) of Labtainer Pro BPC products has been implemented, to established industry standards. Plus, the outer packaging of the Labtainer Pro BPC was developed to prevent damage during unpacking from sharps or other tools, as well as to reduce outer packaging material by approximately 25%.

Ease of use: The top handle featured on the Labtainer Pro BPC has been improved for more ergonomic handling. The addition of a lower handle on the 2, 5, 10, and 20-L units allows for more ergonomic manipulation. The shape of the BPC chamber has also been redesigned to allow for easy handling of larger BPCs. The Labtainer Pro BPC provides optimal drainage through low profile ports that do not overly extend into the chamber and features chamber geometry that tapers to the ports, reducing the holdup volume at the bottom of the BPC.

Customize standard BPC systems for optimized single-use technology
Choose from one of the industry’s largest component libraries with over 20,000 unique components that include:
Fittings—straight, reducing, elbow, T-style, X-style, and cross-style
Connectors—quick connectors/disconnectors, aseptic connectors and disconnectors, and steam-to and steam-through connectors
Filters—used for bioburden reduction; sterilization grade and vent filters
Tubing—thermoplastic elastomers, platinum-cured silicone
Sample ports—septum-style and needle-free ports
Clamps—sliders, pinch, and crimp bands

ReadyProbes™ Endogenous HRP and AP Blocking Solution (1X) (Invitrogen™)

ReadyProbes Endogenous Peroxidase and Alkaline Phosphatase Blocking Solution inhibits endogenous peroxidase, pseudoperoxidase, and alkaline phosphatase activity in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections, frozen tissue sections, and cell preparations. It is provided in a ready-to-use format—just add a few drops and incubate for 10–15 minutes. Endogenous peroxidase, pseudoperoxidase, and alkaline phosphatase activities become problematic when alkaline phosphatase (AP)- or horseradish peroxidase (HRP)- based detection systems are used. ReadyProbes Endogenous Peroxidase and Alkaline Phosphatase Blocking Solution inhibits these endogenous activities, for reduced non-specific signal in immunohistochemistry (IHC), immunocytochemistry (ICC), immunofluorescence (IF), and in situ hybridization (ISH) procedures. This blocker is used before any standard, non-specific blocking solutions (e.g., diluted serum).