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Hi, I’m wondering how long you suggest an antibody lasts for – I purchased several antibodies about eight months ago and none of them came with an expiry date, the info sheets just say “store at -20 long term”. These antibodies are: AB38971 Rabbit Polyclonal to MMP14 - Hinge region Lot # GR12166 AB56308 Mouse Monoclonal [MM0028-5D11] to MMP15 Lot #GR40525 AB73877 Rabbit Polyclonal to MMP16 Lot # GR30734 AB51075 Rabbit Monoclonal [EP1270Y] to MMP17 Lot # GR19885 AB39031 Rabbit Polyclonal to MMP25 - Hinge region Lot # 275516 Thank you,
Asked on Dec 09 2011
Thank you for your enquiry. We do not have set expiration dates for our products. Most antibodies are stable and can last for anywhere from a few months to several years if stored properly, so we strongly recommend that you follow the storage instructions on the datasheet for the antibody you purchased. These conditions will vary among our antibodies, therefore, it is important to verify the storage conditions for each of our products when you receive them. We guarantee all of our products to work for at least six month from the date of purchase when stored correctly. For more information on antibody storage and stability, please visit our Antibody Storage Guide on our Protocols and Troubleshooting Tips page (https://www.abcam.com/index.html?pageconfig=popular_protocols). I hope this information helps. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything further.
Answered on Dec 09 2011