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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
In the future (mid of the year) I want to perform ChIP on Chip experiments. For this purpose I´m planing to use
antibodies from your company which will be verified first in simple ChIP experiments. Our experiences are that the
efficiency of different lots of the same antibody largely varies from lot to lot in ChIP experiments, meaning that verifying the
ChIP grade of an antibody now to perform ChIP on Chip in half a year is meaningless if the lot of the antibody changes in near future.
Thus my question is, is it possible to order antibodies of a certain lot, verify their functionality in my
experimental set up and re-order the antibody with the same lot number in e.g.3-6 months?
Asked on Jan 23 2012
Thank you for your enquiry.
Unfortunately we are not able to "save" specific vials of antibody for customer that may wish to purchase them in the future. If you'd like I can recommend specific lots that have the most stock, which may give you the best chance to buy an antibody at a later date from that same stock. The downside with this scenario is that it will only increase the likelihood the specific lot will be available but not guarantee it.
Also, perhaps shortening the time frame for testing the antibodies might also give us a better chance to provide you with the lots you need.
I hope this is helpful. Please contact me again if you have any further questions.
Answered on Jan 23 2012