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Cell Systems⎢PRG-3 Trypsin Inhibitor Solution (4Z0-410)

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PRG-3 (Trypsin Inhibitor Solution 1X),  100ml 

The Passage Reagent Group™ (PRG) is a matched set of Cell Systems 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. The PRG-2 formulation allows a very substantial reduction (<40%) in the amount of Trypsin (BAEE units/ml) required to detach cells compared to typical commercial trypsin solutions. The trypsin in  PRG-2 is stoiciometrically inactivated by trypsin inhibitors in the PRG-3 formulation, preventing nonspecific protease damage to cell membranes after detachment. 

PRG-3 and Attachment Factor™ are engineered to work together to stabilize the cell membrane and combine to promote spreading and the establishment of correct polarity after subculture. The PRG is qualified for use with all Cell Systems Certified Meda: use of PRG and Attachment Factor™ are absolutely critical for cells to be passaged or frozen in a Serum-Free Medium System.


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".