- New MACS antibody format

New MACS® Antibody format:
Highly concentrated for unlimited possibilities!

 

Starting in September of 2016, Miltenyi Biotec will offer antibodies in a concentrated format of 2 μL of antibody per test*. Due to an increasing demand for smaller pipetting volumes of antibodies, for multicolor panels with many antibodies, we are glad to introduce the change from our current 10 μL antibody/test to a 2 μL antibody/test format. The change will be accompanied by a change from 5 mL amber glass bottles to 2 mL polypropylene vials. All new vials will be marked with color-coded labels for easy identification and organization of your flow reagent inventory.

From September 2016 onwards, all newly released products will be available in this new format. All existing products available in the 10 μL antibody/test format will continue to be offered for sale until inventories are depleted. Upon new inventory manufacture, you will begin receiving products provided in the more concentrated, 2 μL antibody/test format. Be sure to check the up-to-date datasheet to confirm the correct volume per test.

*One test corresponds to labeling of up to 106 cells in a total volume of 100 μL.


What's new?

 

Highly concentrated

Best in class titer!

Our new format provides you with highly concentrated antibodies. This requires you to only use 2 μL of antibody volume per test, which provides more flexibility and allows you to add more antibodies in a multicolor panel.

Number of antibodies in a multicolor panel Total staining volume per test (μL) Antibody volume per test (μL) Remaining buffer volume (μL)
3 100 6 94
4 100 8 92
5 100 10 90
6 100 12 88
7 100 14 86
8 100 16 84
12 100 24 76
15 100 30 70
20 100 40 60
25 100 50 50

Table 1: A pipetting volume of 2 μL per test reduces the total antibody volume in a multicolor staining mix. This allows that even in multicolor panels with up to 25 antibodies, the total antibody volume does not exceed 50% of the total staining volume.

Color-coding

Why new color-coded labels?

Color-coding means easy identification and organization of your reagents. Organize your flow reagent inventory according to the emission color of conjugates, the laser used for excitation of fluorochromes, and/or according to the name of the antigen. The color-coded labels of our new 2 mL polypropylene vials indicate the color closest to the emission color of different conjugates and the corresponding laser excitation color. In addition, all new vials have bright orange caps with colored labels that conveniently correspond to the emission color of the conjugate.

 

Bulk format

Pick your size!

In order to provide you with convenient choices for setting-up your large scale and high-throughput experiments, we are introducing bulk-sized options for selected products. For additional large-scale sizes and available discounts for our products, visit: http://www.miltenyibiotec.com/customab

FAQs

  1. How will I identify that my product is now available in the new 2 μL antibody/test format?
    All MACS® antibodies available in the 2 μL antibody/test format will be available in 2 mL polypropylene vials with color-coded labels. In addition, the recommended volume of antibody per test will be indicated in the datasheet. Be sure to check the up to date datasheet to confirm the correct volume per test.

  2. How does the new pipetting volume of antibody per test influence my current staining protocol?
    The only change in our staining protocols for all MACS® antibodies provided in the new format is the volume of antibody added per test. All other staining steps and incubation times with MACS® antibodies remain the same as currently described in our protocols.

  3. I am already using MACS antibodies that are 10 μL antibody/test. Will my product still be available in this format?
    All existing products available in the 10 μL antibody/test format will continue to be offered for sale until inventories are depleted. Upon new inventory manufacture, you will begin receiving products provided in the more concentrated, 2 μL antibody/test format. Be sure to check the up-to-date datasheet to confirm the correct volume per test. All existing products that will be introduced in the new format, will receive new order numbers. Once the stock of existing reagent is depleted and you place orders using order numbers for products of the old format, the order will be automatically redirected to organize a shipment of the corresponding product in the new format.


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