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What is Gibco MEM Vitamin Solution?

Answer

The MEM Vitamin Solution (Cat. No. 11120-052 or 11120-037 depending on your country) is a growth supplement for cell culture medium. This solution is formulated to contain 100X the vitamins found in standard MEM. Find the complete formulation here (http://www.thermofisher.com/us/en/home/technical-resources/media-formulation.163.html).

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What is the solvent used for MEM Vitamin Solution (100X)?

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The solvent is distilled water.

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What is the best way to handle the MEM Vitamin Solution (100X)? It comes frozen, so should I thaw it, then aliquot it and freeze the aliquots for later use?

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If you're going to be using small batches of the vitamin solution at a time, it would be best to aliquot it out and store at -20 degrees C. The stability of the MEM Vitamin Solution is one year at -20 degrees C, while it is only 2 weeks at 4 degrees C.

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Citations & References

Endogenous antimicrobial peptides and skin infections in atopic dermatitis.

  • Authors: Ong PY, Ohtake T, Brandt C, Strickland I, Boguniewicz M, Ganz T, Gallo RL, Leung DY,
  • Journal: N Engl J Med (2002) 347:1151-1160
  • PubMed ID: 12374875

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11120052

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Product FAQ

Do I need a specialist dedicated to the operation and programming of the Versette Automated Liquid Handler?

Answer

The Versette Automated Liquid Handler does not require a specialist to operate and program the instrument as it uses ControlMate Software which is an easy to use, intuitive software platform with minimal training required. Additional users can be trained as needed within minutes.

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Do I have to be connected to the Versette Automated Liquid Handler to write protocols?

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Protocols for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler can be created on any workstation which has the ControlMate Software installed either with or without the instrument connected. Protocols can also be copied and sent via email to other users.

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Do I need any tools to change out the pipetting heads on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler?

Answer

No tools are required as the pipetting heads on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler can be changed through the ControlMate Software. This takes about 90 sec.

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Can the Versette Automated Liquid Handler be integrated with robotic platforms/plate handlers?

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Although the Versette Automated Liquid Handler cannot be directly integrated with robotic platforms/plate handlers, it is used as a standalone workflow solution to aid in a specific processing of plates, e.g., serial dilutions, plate reformatting, plate replications, partial plate processing, etc.

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What type of support will I be able to receive after the purchase of a Versette Automated Liquid Handler?

Answer

After the purchase of a Versette Automated Liquid Handler, the following support will be available:

- Application/protocol assistance: sequences can be emailed, remote personal assistance offered for optimization to achieve the best performance
- ControlMate Software BrainShark training modules available via web to familiarize oneself with programming capabilities
- ControlMate Software training for power users/large groups via WebEx
- Personal technical support via phone and email

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When should I use the Versette Automated Liquid Handler vs. the Multidrop Combi Reagent Dispenser?

Answer

The Versette Automated Liquid Handler is the perfect solution for applications that require aspiration of liquid, plate transfers/reformatting, mixing, serial dilutions, and other common plate preparations performed using hand held pipettes in the lab.

The Multidrop Combi Reagent Dispenser should be used for fast bulk reagent dispensing and plate preparation.

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Product FAQ

What liquid do you recommend using for washing pump tubing/fluid lines on the Versette Automated Liquid Handler?

Answer

Distilled/filtered laboratory grade water and/or a mild detergent solution, for example, filtered 1% Micro-90, followed by distilled and filtered laboratory-grade water is recommended to clean the pump tubing for the Versette Automated Liquid Handler.

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What should I do if the liquid foams during dispensing with the Versette Automated Liquid Handler?

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When using a Versette Automated Liquid Handler, some liquids foam more easily than others. This phenomenon is common when incorporating a detergent into the sample. To reduce/eliminate foaming from occurring, there are several options to consider such as:

1) reducing the dispense speed
2) adding less sample into the plate so it won't overflow if some foaming occurs
3) using a milder detergent which produces less foaming

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