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Importance of UV irradiation to prevent PCR contamination

January 16th, 2018

This blog post looks at some of the benefits of UV decontamination as well as its limitations for PCR work. The principal sources of contamination are aerosolized PCR products that settle on surfaces, equipment and consumables which are then used for PCR. Cleaning flat surfaces with strong oxidizers such as NaOCl or EtOH on a…

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GC-content – How to view this with TrueGC

January 16th, 2018

The intention of this post is to help you using our GC-content tool TrueGC which will give you information about the GC-content of the NGS sequences you have. What you need to use TrueGC To use TrueGC, you will need sequences. You can use those sequences which were directly given by the next generation sequencing…

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Read composition – Quality and Nucleotides

January 16th, 2018

The intention of this post is to give a short introduction into the topic of read composition, which is an important feature of NGS sequencing analysis. Quality value – what are they and why do I need them? Reads received from e.g. Illuminas Sequencing Machines do not only contain the corresponding nucleotides, but also Quality…

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Innova Christmas Hampers 2017

December 6th, 2017

Fill up your lab Christmas stocking! Get 10% off at checkout when you select one of our Christmas Hampers! The Western Blot Hamper – Choose 3 products among these product ranges: Lightning-Link® antibody conjugation kits, RunBlue Bis-Tris protein gels, Check&Go! kits, and AbSelect™ antibody purification kits. Quote MerryBlotting when ordering The Fluorescent Labels Hamper –…

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Share your data and get 25% OFF your next order!

November 23rd, 2017

At Expedeon, we care about the quality of our products and the results produced from our products and services. That is why we are always grateful to receive any data from our valued customers. This way we can learn more about how our products are used and help more researchers. If you would like to share…

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This Halloween, describe your scariest experiment

October 20th, 2017

We are all familiar with that spine-chilling feeling that we experience at Halloween. However, no horror movie or trick-or-treat walk along an unfamiliar neighbor can equal the cold sweat we suffer from every time we perform our least favorite lab experiment. This Halloween, share your lab horror stories! Which is the scariest experiment in the…

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Alexa Fluor® 488 antibody labeling kit

September 28th, 2017

Label your primary antibody in under 20 minutes The Expedeon Lightning-Link® Rapid Alexa Fluor® 488 antibody labeling kit enables the direct labeling of your primary antibody to Alexa Fluor® 488 with only 30 seconds hands-on time and with no loss of precious antibody. Unique benefits include: Direct conjugation of antibodies, proteins and peptides – no…

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Easy to use Biotin kits

September 28th, 2017

Minimize assay background with Expedeon easy to use biotin kits Our Lightning-Link® Rapid Biotinylation Kit (Type A & Type B) enables the direct biotinylation of antibodies, proteins and peptides, or any other biomolecule with an available amine group, with 100% recovery of materials. The kit requires only 30 seconds hands-on time and the conjugates will be…

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Microbiology & Immunology 2017 Virtual Event

September 11th, 2017

Expedeon is exhibiting at the Microbiology & Immunology 2017 Virtual Conference! Join us in bringing the Microbiology research community together online in discovering new concepts, tools and techniques to apply to ongoing research and diagnostics. This conference is free to attend. Microbiology and Immunology cover an immense scope, encompassing various industries and research areas including…

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Antibody purification kit selection

August 25th, 2017

Expedeon specializes in easy to use bioconjugation kits which enable the direct labeling of antibodies or proteins with enzymes, fluorescent labels, biotin, streptavidin, gold nanoparticles, latex beads or oligonucleotides. Unfortunately, many antibodies are provided in buffers which contain additives that are incompatible with labeling technologies, making purification a key consideration prior to carrying out any…

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Western blot protocol checklist

August 22nd, 2017

We have created a Western Blot Protocol Checklist – download it, print it and check off these tips from Innova scientists to maximize chances of great western blot results. From sample preparation, through transfer, all the way to detection, the checklist will help ensure that you haven’t missed any critical steps in the western blot…

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Direct vs Indirect Antibody Labeling for Flow Cytometry

August 10th, 2017

What is Meant by Indirect Detection? When secondary antibodies are used as the detection reagent in an assay, the detection process is referred to as being indirect. This is because two different antibody reagents are required for visualization of the target of interest – an antigen specific primary antibody, and an antispecies secondary antibody. The…

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