A6964

Sigma-Aldrich

Accutase® solution

sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.75

Quality Level

sterility

sterile-filtered

form

liquid

concentration

400-600 units/mL

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

pH

6.8-7.8

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

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General description

Accutase® solution (in dulbecco′s phosphate-buffered saline (DPBS) without Ca++ or Mg++) contains proteolytic and collagenolytic enzymes for cell detachment. It is useful for the routine detachment of cells from standard tissue culture plasticware and adhesion coated plasticware.

Application

Accutase® solution has been used for dissociation or digestion of nonadherent cells growing in an aggregated cluster, such as brain tumor cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (IPSCs) and glioblastoma cells into single cells.
Proven effective in detaching primary fibroblasts, endothelial cells, neurons, tumor cell lines, and insect cells. Performs exceptionally well in detaching cells for analysis of cell surface markers, virus growth assay, and flow cytometry as well as bioreactor scale-up. Does not contain mammalian or bacterial-derived products.

Features and Benefits

Ready-to-use liquid consisting of a proprietary mixture of proteolytic and collagenolytic enzymes for use in dissociation of cells from standard and adhesion-coated plasticware.

Formula variant

Prepared in Dulbecco′s PBS (0.2 g/L KCl, 0.2 g/L KH2PO4, 8 g/L NaCl, and 1.15 g/L Na2HPO4) containing 0.5 mM EDTA•4Na and 3 mg/L Phenol Red. Refer to Product Data Sheet on the website for product usage information.

Preparation Note

This product does contain phenol red. The product is shipped on dry ice and there could be significant CO2 buildup in the package. This CO2 may enter the solution and lower the pH slightly, giving an yellow-orange (around pH 6.8) vs. pinkish (around pH 7.8) color. The solution, if yellow-orange (acidic) should still be good to use as is, or sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust the pH.

Legal Information

Accutase is a registered trademark of Innovative Cell Technologies, Inc.

storage_class_code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Will Product A6964, Accutase® solution, work on tissue?

    This product is not tested for tissue, but it should work on soft tissue.

  2. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  3. What is the difference between Accutase and Accumax?

    Accutase is a mixture of non-mammalian proteases.  Accumax is accutase that has been augmented with DNase to reduce clumping associated with DNA release from damaged cells.

  4. What is the appropriate cell dissociating product to be used for ES cells that will be injected into blastocysts?

    Accutase®, product A6964, or Accumax (Accutase® with DNase), product A7089, will work well for dissociation of ES cells. The Accutase® product has protease and dispase activity to dissociate the cells.  The Accumax product also has DNase to limit the aggregation that is caused by DNA released from ruptured cells during the dissociation/scraping.Please see the reference and link below for more information on the use of Accutase® with ES cells:Mol Reprod Dev. 2008 May;75(5):818-27

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