Block ACE

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Block ACE

Product Type
Accessory Reagent
Product Code Applications Pack Size List Price Quantity
20 X 4g

Block Ace is designed as a high-performance blocking reagent for use in immunological assays such as ELISA and Western blotting. It may also be used for dilution of antibodies and for washing procedures in the above assays.

Block Ace has been shown to have superior performance to 1% BSA in blocking in ELISA assays. In comparison to BSA, Block Ace provides reduced backgrounds and sharper standard curves.

For blocking in ELISA applications, we recommend using a 1/4 dilution of the reconstituted solution.

For blocking in Western Blotting applications, we recommend using the reconstituted solution neat.

For washing applications we recommend a 1/10 dilution of the reconstituted solution, and adding Tween 20 to a level of 0.05-0.2% v/v.

For use as a test sample or secondary antibody diluent we recommend a 1/10 dilution of the reconstituted solution.

Product Details

Reconstitute each 4g sachet in 100ml distilled water.

Storage Information

Store at +4oC. DO NOT FREEZE.
This product should be stored undiluted. Should this product contain a precipitate we recommend microcentrifugation before use.
Guaranteed for 1 week from the date of reconstitution or until the date of expiry, whichever comes first. Please see label for expiry date.

More Information

For research purposes only

Applications of Block ACE

This product has been reported to work in the following applications. This information is derived from testing within our laboratories, peer-reviewed publications or personal communications from the originators. Please refer to references indicated for further information. For general protocol recommendations, please visit the antibody protocols page.
Application Name Verified Min Dilution Max Dilution
Western Blotting Neat
Where this product has not been tested for use in a particular technique this does not necessarily exclude its use in such procedures. Suggested working dilutions are given as a guide only. It is recommended that the user titrates the reagent for use in their own system using appropriate negative/positive controls

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Western Blotting

Product Specific References

References for Block ACE

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