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Cell Systems⎢PRG-1 dPBS-EDTA Solution (4Z0-610)

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PRG-1 (dPBS-EDTA Solution 1X), 100ml

The Passage Reagent Group™ (PRG) is a matched set of CSC Certified™ reagents for releasing cells from culture for subculture or freezing. The PRG contains three parts: PRG-1 (EDTA -dPBS Solution), PRG-2 (Trypsin/EDTA -dPBS Solution) and PRG-3 (Trypsin Inhibitor-dPBS Solution). The chelating agent EDTA in PRG-1 prepares for PRG-2, which contains highly purified trypsin. PRG-3 inactivates the protease in PRG-2 and stabilizes the cell membranes. 

Cell membranes are materially and cumulatively damaged whenever cells are exposed to serine proteases, physically manipulated, centrifuged, and/or frozen. Use of the PRG greatly minimizes damage and stress to cells during passage or freezing of cell cultures.

PRG-1 (EDTA -dPBS Solution) prepares the cells for  PRG-2 (containing Trypsin) processing.

Instructions for use

Passaging cells with the PRG is as easy as 1-2-3:  

1. Thaw the three PRG reagents, and store +4°C. Expiration date refers to frozen storage.  

2. Warm PRG-1 and PRG-2 to 37°C. Keep PRG-3 in ice-water bath for triple-point temperature.  

3. Remove and discard the culture medium gently add PRG-1 sufficient to completely cover the cells.  

4. Remove and discard the PRG-1 and immediately add an equal volume of PRG-2. 

5. Return the culture to the incubator until cells round up but have not detached (0.5 to 2 min).  

6. Release the cells by sharply rapping the culture vessel.  

7. Immediately add a volume of ice-cold PRG-3 equal to the volume of PRG-2 used. 

8. Remove fluid down to the cell pellet, leaving about 50-100μl of fluid covering the cells.  

9. Loosen the pellet by flicking the tube sharply with a finger. Avoid bubbles.  

10. Count the cells now (if desired) and adjust.15. Incubate 37°C, 5% CO2, 100% humidity. Feed according to the Cell Systems Media Kit instructions. 

11. Resuspend the cells in Cell Systems Complete Medium (warmed to 37°C) and seed the new culture.   Use of Attachment Factor™ (cat. #4Z0-210) to coat the flask is highly recommended pror to resuspension.

12. Incubate 37°C, 5% CO2, 100% humidity. Feed according to the Cell Systems Media Kit instructions.

Handling and Storage

Store at -20°C.  Once opened, shelf life 30 days at +4 - 8°C

Cell Systems media and reagents are made with WFI, all components are cGMP and ISO Compliant, and are classed "Sterile".