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GE Anna M

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Microplates for DMSO containing solutions
« on: November 24, 2015, 01:32:51 AM »
Hi! I recently had a question from a customer asking me if it is OK to run LMW/fragment screening assays with DMSO using micro plates made of polystyrene.The answer to that question is no. DMSO solutions are not compatible with polystyrene. When DMSO comes in contact with polystyrene it will extract components from the plastic that could disturb your experiments. You could actually see binding from these components to your surface. For experiments involving DMSO, always go for polypropylene materials for your plates and vials. A simple tip that will make your day a lot easier!  ;)