Centrifuge the vial prior to opening! Most of our products are lyophilized with a low concentration buffer, so the few micrograms of product may not be very visible. We recommend centrifuging the vial in a micro-centrifuge for 20-30 seconds before opening to drive any protein that may be lodged in the cap or on the side of the tube to the bottom of the vial. Our quality control procedures assure that each vial contains the correct amount of product.
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- Do most proteins show cross-species activity?
- Can I use recombinant proteins from different companies for my ELISA?
- I want to try to do an experiment with your protein, but the bioassay you use for determining activity is not the same as my application. Will my application work with your protein?
- Does the specific activity of a recombinant protein vary between lots?
- How does the activity of your recombinant proteins compare to competitors’? Do you test the bioactivity of your recombinant proteins with in vivo assays?
- What is the specific activity of your recombinant proteins? What is meant by a “unit” of protein activity?
- Why are some proteins fused to tags? Do protein tags affect protein activity?
- How do you determine the quantity of your recombinant proteins? Why is the quantity of protein generated by my assay different from your results?
- What is a carrier protein?
- How should I store recombinant proteins? What is the shelf life of your recombinant proteins?