What is Stencell intended for?

Stencell is used notably for wound-healing assay & immunocytochemistry experiments. It is very helpful when you are working with super expensive reagents or very rare cell lines, and when you want to test various experimental hypothesis.

Stencell for wound-healing experiments


Stencell Designs

Each sheet is composed of 50 identical Stencells. Upon receipt of your purchase order, you will be able to choose either the same design for your 2 sheets, or 2 different designs for your 2 sheets (1 per sheet of 50).

    • Solo: 1 circular well – Diam. 12 mm
    • Quartet: 4 circular wells – Diam. 3 mm
    • Nonet: 9 circular wells – Diam. 3 mm
    • Presto: 2 oblong wells spaced by 0.35 mm
    • Allegro: 2 oblong wells spaced by 0.62 mm


    Features

    1. Design your PDMS – Our design process offers total freedom to turn your idea into a PDMS.
    2. Stack and Play – Compose flow channels and chambers, stacking different designs of Stencell.
    3. Stick it to a variety of culture labware – So far, it has been successfully stuck onto the following: glass slides, plastic dishes, Transwell(R) inserts, Polyacrylamide gels.
    4. Remove it – Stencell is not glued. It can then be removed to trigger cell migration, switch from flow chamber to open window. (Very useful for wound healing experiments)
    5. It is compatible with imaging – These thin sheets of silicone are fully transparent, without autofluorescence.
    6. Parallelized and standardized experiments – One multiwell Stencell can perform several experimental conditions.
    7. It saves samples and reagents – Only a few microliters are required.


    Key Conditions of Success

    • When you remove the inner elements of your Stencell, use 2 tweezers: 1 to remove and the other 1 to press close to the junction in order to avoid breaking the Stencell. Alternatively, you can cut the junctions with a scalpel.
    • When you put the Stencell on top of your culture substrate, softly remove the bubbles and stick the Stencell, patting it with tweezers.
    • Depending on the substrate hydrophobicity, the droplet might not completely fill the well. You can:
      • Either fill the well with the standard volume. Then, help the droplets stick to the Stencell by connecting the liquid next to the Stencell walls using the pipette tip.
      • Or, you may add an excess volume of liquid (e.g. 30 μL) and remove it afterwards (e.g. 10 μL).
    • But: do not overfill (e.g. > 30 μL) the wells, otherwise two droplets may merge.
    • When you put your substrate and cells in the incubator. Wait for 1 to 2 hours until cells spread and fully occupy the windows space. If you need to wait longer, be sure that the droplets do not completely evaporate.

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What is it Stampwell intended for?

Stampwell is highly helpful if you have tons of 3D samples to image. The V-shape Stampwell is used to image them (2 different sizes). And the Rectangular Stampwell is designed to image Zebrafish or Medaka embryos. It avoids spending hours to locate your sample in the dish. It prevents them from slipping from one well to another when you move your dish from the incubator to the microscope. And it allows to image and observe how your biological samples grow over several weeks.


3 Shapes of wells to choose freely and best fit your experiments:

  • V Shape: 7*6 pins in V-shape – Diameter 26mm – Exists in 2 different sizes: 300 or 500u
  • Rectangular:7*5 rectangular – Diameter 26mm
  • “My Shape”: design your wells, adapted to your samples and your experimental needs!


Features of Stampwell

  1. Cross-platform – Compatible with most 35 mm dishes and 6-well plates.
  2. Reusable – Use your stamp dozens of times.
  3. Medium Culture Conditioning – U Shape: the design of a groove increases the culture medium conditioning and cell aggregates survival.
  4. Long-term imaging over weeks with V-shape and Rectangular – the sample just lays on the bottom of the well and can freely grow within it.
  5. Safe transport of 3D objects – V-shape and Rectangular keep your samples at the bottom of the wells, even when the dish is upside down.
  6. Automatized multi-position image acquisition V-shape and Rectangular – provide a constraint-free but stable and parallelized immobilization of the samples.
  7. Customize your shape – My-Shape is your own design and number of wells. Contact us for details.


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What is Everspark intended for?

Everspark is a hassle-free buffer used to decouple the preparation of your samples and their imaging. Use it if you need to prepare your samples in your lab and image them in your core facility 3 to 4 weeks later. Everspark is also compatible with imaging that uses red, far-red and green dyes (eg. AF488). Different colors can be used either at the same time or one after the other.


Features

  1. High stability over time for repeated measurements – One mounted sample is stable over 3 to 4 weeks and can be imaged multiple times
  2. Multicolor (including green) – Compatible with green, red, and far red dyes (JF646, JF549, AF647, DL550, CF568, DL650, CF680, SulfoCy5 and mEos2)
  3. Ready to Use – Can be used directly from the vial
  4. Up to 6 months performance – Individualized packaging for optimal longevity
  5. Techniques – PALM, dSTORM, HILO, TIRF pattern
  6. Customizable – Choose the MEA concentration, pH, optical index, or even additives


Use Method:

  • Rinse the coverslip with sterile water
  • Discard water in excess
  • Prepare sealant: 1 volume of sealant catalyst + 1 volume of sealant basis in a micro-dish – do not mix
  • Open the Everspark tube and pipette right away the desired volume onto a Wilco glass bottom dish
  • Flip the coverslips face towards the slide on the cavity filled with Everspark without making bubbles
  • Absorb excess of Everspark buffer on the sides with a kimwipe
  • Mix sealant
  • Seal quickly with the reconstituted sealant
  • Wait for the sealant to polymerize on the slide before moving the slide
  • Discard the open tube of Everspark buffer (cannot be used for another slide, once already opened)
  • Gently clean the coverslip with 70% ethanol
  • Perform regular dSTORM acquisition (best to wait a couple of hours)
  • Repeat dSTORM acquisition 24 hours up to 3 weeks on the same slide providing no air bubbles were present
  • Store the slides at 4°C and in the dark before repeating dSTORM acquisition on the same slide (up to 3 weeks)

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What is Chitozen intended for?

Chitozen is used to image bacteria both still and alive under the microscope, or it can be used to perform long-term imaging of bacteria. It can also be used if you want to change the growth condition (e.g. antibiotics, chemicals, inhibitors) during the experiment and directly observe, in real-time, the bacteria new comportment under the microscope.

E.coli monolayers on Chitosan


For what bacteria is Chitozen used for?

Chitozen has been tested with the following bacteria: E. coli, Vibrio cholerae, Myxococcus xanthus, Mycobacterium smegmatis, Bacillus subtilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens. More bacteria being currently tested.

Growth of E.coli on Chitozen


Simplified Protocol


Features

  1. Full compatibility with most of your conditions of experiments – Size: the coverslip dimension (25x75mm) is compatible with the most common available sticky slides and microscope stages; it is also compatible with advanced microfluidic techniques, nanolithography
  2. 6 independent channels – Either perform up to 6 experiments at the same time or use 1 channel one day, and the others later
  3. Ready and fast – Assemble it within 2 minutes, use it the same day as its prepared
  4. Long lasting – A bench-stable surface coated with chitosan, the most efficient way to immobilize your bacteria on a microscope coverslip; storable for 2 months once assembled


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What is Actiflash intended for?

Actiflash is used to convert your inducible ERT model into a photo-inducible one. Use it if you want to control transcription (using Gal4-UAS) or induce recombination (using Cre-lox) in space and/or time for in-vivo cell tracking experiments and more. Actiflash is for research use only


Features

    1. Wide applicative scope – Technology capitalizing on the versatile use of Tamoxifen-OH for controlling functions of multiple types of proteins.
    2. Simple conditioning – Caged Cyclofen-OH is cell-permeant and can be added either in the external medium or directly injected for conditioning.
    3. Excellent chemical stability – Caged Cyclofen-OH does not generate any basal activation of protein function and it benefits from an excellent temporal resolution upon uncaging.
    4. Favorable wavelength ranges for uncaging – Uncaging requires either UV-A light or a strong IR laser. Visible light is inactive, which facilitates the experiments with biological samples.
    5. Photochemical stability – Caged Cyclofen-OH liberates Cyclofen-OH, which is photostable in contrast to Tamoxifen-OH encountering photodegradation under illumination.


Method of Use:

Calibration of the Actiflash concentration
It is advised to first establish the extent of phenotype sought for as a function of the Tamoxifen-OH concentration. Then the concentration of Actiflash used for sample conditioning is fixed at Tamoxifen-OH concentration causing 100% of the desired phenotype (in general 3-5 μM in cultured cells and zebrafish embryos).

Conditioning protocol
Incubate your samples in a serum-free medium for 90 mins, away from light.

Photoactivation
Illumination of Actiflash may be performed with UV (325-425nm range) light or multiphoton excitation (at 750 and 1064 nm with two- and three-photon excitation, respectively) to release Cyclofen-OH. You can use either benchtop UV lamps or light sources installed on microscopes.

The calibration of the photoactivation
The objective is to provide enough photons to exhaust the conversion of the Actiflash but without generating detrimental side-effects on the biological sample. Simply analyze the phenotype recovery with decreasing illumination duration. Then determine the shortest illumination duration leading to 100% uncaging of Actiflash.


5 Key Conditions of Success

  1. Actiflash is provided as a powder. Resuspend it with DMSO (warning: no water).
  2. Only unfreeze the aliquots you need for your experiment.
  3. Carefully calibrate the photoactivation of Actiflash (concentration for conditioning, power of the light source, geometry and duration of illumination). Then always work under the same conditions.
  4. Use a serum-free medium during the incubation step of the cell lines.
  5. In the dark, just before photoactivation, wash your samples (unnecessary for two-photon laser experiments).


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At this time it is unknown for how long antibodies persist following infection or vaccination, and if the presence of antibodies confers protective immunity. Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are generally detectable in blood several days after initial infection or vaccination, although the duration of time antibodies are present post-infection or post-vaccination is not well characterized. Individuals may have detectable virus present for several weeks following seroconversion.

The Cov19 FluoBolt-DAT test, manufactured in Austria by Fianostics GmbH, is a duplex antibody test that is intended to identify individuals with an adaptive immune response to SARS-CoV-2, indicating recent or prior infection or vaccination. There is a high demand to know how protected populations are after COVID-19 onset or vaccination, this test is the next step in identifying immunity.


How the Cov19 FluoBolt-DAT Test Works

When performing the assay, 10 µl of a patient serum or plasma sample are simultaneously mixed with 50 µl of two different fluorescence-labeled tracer antibodies against the S1RBD and against the NC protein and incubated in our special fluorescence-enhancing microtiter plate for 60 minutes. By measuring at 2 different wavelengths, their displacement by homologous antibodies from the patient sample is determined simultaneously. The signals at one wavelength provide information about the concentration of anti-S1RBD antibodies. The signals at the other wavelength indicate the concentration of anti-nucleocapsid antibodies.

By using the supplied calibrators, a calibration curve for the anti-S1RBD and the antiNC antibodies is constructed, and the antibody concentration of a patient sample is read from it. With just a single measurement, this results in a quantitative determination of these
two antibody species against SARS-CoV-2, which represent the majority of the immune response and may protect against infection and illness.

Cov19 FluoBolt-DAT Test Standard Curves
For measurement, any commercially available fluorescence microtiter plate reader can be used.

Click here to learn more about the Cov19 FluoBolt-DAT test.


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IHC Antibodies

Eagle Biosciences, Inc. is excited to announce a new line of monoclonal IHC Antibodies. These anti-human antibodies are intended to be used to identify the presence of associated antigens in tissue samples. This identification should be made using light microscopy in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections using immunohistochemistry test methods.  The use of these antibodies has been show to be an aid in the identification of neoplastic tissue, within the context of antibody panels. These IHC Antibodies are available in two formats. We offer a concentrated formula at volumes of 0.1 mL and 1.0 mL, as well as a prediluted formula at a volume of 7 mL.

Find a list of the popular and unique markers that we are now offering below.


IHC Antibodies

Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human SOX-10 Antibody
Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human PD-L1 Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human HER2/neu Antibody
Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human Estrogen Receptor Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human BRAF V600E Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human p63 Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human p16 INK4A Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human MLH1 Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human MDM2 Antibody
Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human Ki-67 Antibody
Monoclonal Mouse Anti-Human IDH1 R132H Antibody


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New Cytokine Assay Kits

Eagle Biosciences is excited to announce a new line of cytokine assays!

About Cytokines

Cytokines are a cornerstone of any study that deals with inflammation. Cytokine profiles as a whole and the relative abundance of one cytokine, and the endogenous inhibitors, define an inflammatory process that is in motion. Specific cytokines of interest include interleukins, interferons, chemokins, and members of the tumor necrosis factor and TGF beta super families.

Cytokine sandwich ELISA are sensitive enzyme immunoassays that can specifically detect and quantitate the concentration of soluble cytokine and chemokine proteins. They allow researchers to study the complicated physiological and pathological roles of cytokines in systemic inflammatory reactions, and accurately measure the levels of specific cytokines under physiological and pathological conditions which can provide valuable insight into the changes associated with different disease states.


Our Available Cytokine Assays

Human IL-4 ELISA Assay Kit
Human IL-6 High Sensitivity ELISA Assay Kit
Human IL-10 ELISA Assay Kit
Mouse IL-4 ELISA Assay Kit
Mouse IL-8 ELISA Assay Kit
Mouse IL-12 ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IFN-gamma ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IL-2 ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IL-4 ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IL-8 ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IL-10 ELISA Assay Kit
Rat IL-12/P40 ELISA Assay Kit
VEGF ELISA Assay Kit
Angiopoietin-2 ELISA Assay Kit

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IL-6 High Sensitive ELISA Assay Kit New Product

Eagle Biosciences is excited to announce the Human IL-6 High Sensitive ELISA Assay Kit from Biomedica! This powerful kit offers a wide dynamic range with extraordinary sensitivity. It provides superior performance and reliability for all your researching needs.


About Interleukin-6 (IL-6)

IL-6 is a pleiotropic cytokine that plays a crucial role in regulating the acute phase response, inflammation, hematopoiesis, glucose metabolism, bone metabolism, and cancer progression. IL-6 is an early marker of acute inflammation. In patients with COVID-19, IL-6 levels are significantly elevated and associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Therefore, serum IL-6 is an important biomarker for severity of COVID-19 and has great potential for guiding treatment of the disease.

IL-6 can reliably be measured by ELISA (cat.no. BI-IL6) in human serum, plasma and urine samples with Biomedica’s fully validated assay kit. The kit is highly sensitive and offers a wide dynamic range. The kit incorporates ready to use standards and controls.

Features & Benefits of the Human IL-6 High Sensitive ELISA Assay Kit

√ EASY ready to use calibrators & controls included
√ High SENSITIVITY measurable values in serum and plasma
√ Full validation package – the assay is optimized for clinical samples
√ HIGH QUALITY GUARANTEED


Related publications:

Interleukin-6 in Covid-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Coomes EA, Haghbayan H. Rev Med Virol. 2020 Nov;30(6):1-9. Full text.

Assessing the importance of interleukin-6 in COVID-19. Chen LYC, Hoiland RL, Stukas S, Wellington CL, Sekhon MS. Lancet Respir Med. 2021 Feb;9(2):e13. Full text.


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Polystreptavidin R Product Announcement

Eagle Biosciences announces new Polystreptavidin R (Polystrept R) Extraordinary high Biotin binding capacity! This reagent is for surface coating of plastics, membranes, beads and etc. with maximum biotin binding capacity. It improves the signal-noise-relation and saves material costs.

About Streptavidin

Streptavidin is a tetrameric protein (4 x 13 kDa), which binds very tightly to the small molecule Biotin. The binding constant for this interaction is extremely high (Ka ~ 1013 M-1) and turns the Streptavidin/Biotin system into a basis of many biochemical applications. Streptavidin-coated surfaces are characterized by very low nonspecific bindings. Streptavidin coating of solid phases offers a universal immobilization principle for the detection and analysis of proteins, peptides, PCR-fragments etc.

About Polystreptavidin R

Polystreptavidin R is characterized by a immensely high biotin binding capacity in combination with robustness against thermal and chemical influences. Polystreptavidin R is easy to use and suitable for coatings on membranes, beads, microplates, biochips and other plastic materials.

Polystreptavidin R at the strip test (lateral flow assay)

Polystreptavidin R shows outstanding properties when coated on nitrocellulose membranes. The very high biotin binding capacity and the very low washout effects provide a significant signal enhancement at the test line. Highly efficient immobilization of biotinylated molecules and low non-specific binding provide a high signal-to-noise ratio. Polystreptavidin R is a liquid concentrate and can be easily diluted with a neutral buffer for coating or spotting and dried at room temperature without any further production steps. If required, stabilizers can also be added. At temperatures of 2°C to 50°C Polystreptavidin R is stable for at least 24 months and supports a long shelf life.

Why use streptavidin-coated microplates and Polystrept R with lateral flow test strips?

  • Convenient method for a uniform and stable immobilization of biotinylated molecules
  • Immobilization of Biomolecules on solid phases in a directed manner, while avoiding or minimizing denaturation
  • Ready-to-use, no washing or blocking steps required
  • High signal-to-noise ratio
  • Low nonspecific binding
  • Long shelf life
  • Lower reagent consumption and especially enormous cost savings with lateral flow test stripes

Related Products

Ultra-Sensitive Streptavidin Coated Clear 96 Well Microplate
Biotin Microtiter Plate Assay

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