How to Avoid Precipitation in PETG Serum Bottles

Wed Jun 05 15:22:59 CST 2024

Serum, as an excellent aid in cell culture, plays a significant role in the growth process of cells. The quality of serum directly affects the effectiveness of cell culture, and excessive precipitation can be a cause for concern. So, how can we prevent precipitation in PETG serum bottles?

Firstly, it's important to have a correct understanding of precipitation. When serum is thawed, the appearance of turbidity and flocculent substances should not cause alarm; this is a normal phenomenon. Common precipitates include fibrinogen, calcium phosphate, cholesterol, fatty acid esters, and some proteins. The amount of serum precipitation does not directly correlate with serum quality. If serum precipitation occurs, there's no need to worry; typically, centrifuge at 400-600g for 5 minutes, remove large particle precipitates, and use the supernatant.

Of course, if you still feel uneasy, you can take the following measures to minimize the occurrence of precipitation in PETG serum bottles:

Correct Thawing: Thaw at 2℃~8℃, intermittently and gently shaking during the thawing process. Thawing at room temperature or in a water bath can increase precipitation.

PETG serum bottles

Proper Use and Storage: Avoid unnecessary heat inactivation (which can cause partial protein denaturation and precipitation, affecting serum quality). Serum and complete culture media usually only need to be preheated at room temperature, avoiding preheating at 37℃. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing, UV exposure, and long-term storage at 2-8℃. After aliquoting, store at -20℃ for long-term storage and dissolve as needed.

Above, we have discussed the types of precipitates in PETG serum bottles and methods to avoid their occurrence. In conclusion, precipitation in serum does not necessarily affect cell growth; mastering the correct thawing and storage methods is key.

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