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I just received antibodies ab5095 and ab5408 (which are in PBS) and was hoping not to aliquot since I use very small amounts (no more than 1µl) each time I take them out of the freezer. Are these antibodies compatible with adding glycerol to the storage buffer up to 50%? Thanks in advance for letting me know.
Asked on Sep 30 2011
Thank you for contacting us. We have not tested the viability of these antibodies after the addition of 50% glycerol, so unfortunately we do not know if they are compatible with this type of storage. The storage instructions for ab5095 are: Store at +4°C short term (1-2 weeks). Aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles. The storage instructions for ab5408 are: Shipped at 4°C. Upon delivery aliquot and store at -20°C or -80°C. Avoid repeated freeze / thaw cycles. We recommend aliquoting these into small vials, no less than 10ul each and the antibodies should be viable for up to 5 yrs if stored as per the above. I'm sorry, but we just don't know how viable the antibodies will be after addition of glycerol. I am sorry that this information could not be more helpful, but please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any more advice or information.
Answered on Oct 01 2011