Re: [Histonet] Antibodies beyond expiration
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, MVaughan4@ucok.edu 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.
>Department of Biology
>University of Central Oklahoma
>Edmond, OK 73034
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