Re: [Histonet] Antibodies beyond expiration

From:"Andrea T. Hooper"

I agree, great idea.

Many antibodies can most definitely be used after their expiration 
date. Case in point, I recently used an anti-CD31 antibody clone 
MEC13.3 from RDI which was probably 5 years old - way past it's 
expiry date - and it worked as beautifully on my acetone fixed 
frozens as it did on the day I got it. It had been stored (as all my 
antibodies are) at 4 deg C.

So this won't be the case for all of them, but certainly many can 
still be used.

At 1:57 PM -0600 11/11/05, wrote:
>I have had success using antibodies beyond their expiration point. If you
>have to get rid of your antibodies because of regulations, you might
>consider donating them to small colleges and universities in your area.
>There is more of a demand for undergraduate research these days at such
>colleges and it is difficult to find the resources to purchase many
>supplies. And the schools would be very appreciative of your help.
>Melville B. Vaughan, Ph. D.
>Assistant Professor
>Department of Biology
>University of Central Oklahoma
>Edmond, OK 73034


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