Sera Laboratories' SplitKits cell dissociation system is the first specifically designed for use in both serum-based and serum-free methodologies.
Developed using a vegetable-based component rather than trypsin, the kits
avoid risk of contamination with either animal or human viruses or bacteria.
Independent studies conducted in both research and biopharmaceutical
laboratories have shown that SplitKits encourage faster cell dissociation
than trypsin. Greater control of the dissociation process produces
homogeneous cell suspensions with minimal batch-to-batch variation. The
gentle action of the vegetable-based enzyme gives higher cell yields and
better cell growth recovery following detachment. In addition, surface
epitopes and cell membranes remain unaltered and fully functional, making
the kits ideal for use in flow cytometry.
Each kit is composed of vegetable-based enzymatic reagent (SplitCells),
AntiSplitCells, and SplitCells buffer, to make a fully flexible cell
dissociation system that can perform at ambient temperature. There are three
different formats in the SplitKits range, each being optimised for use with
specific cell types: SplitKit Strong, for strongly adherent and
bioreactor-cultured cells: SplitKit Moderate for moderately adherent cells;
and SplitKit Mild for mildly adherent cells.
Founded in 1998, Sera Laboratories International Ltd (Sera Lab), the serum
specialist, is a leading supplier of core biomedical products and services
for clinical and research diagnostics, drug discovery, and development, and
life science research. With headquarters and storage in the UK and a cell
culture research facility in France, Sera Lab offers the most complete range
of animal-based research products in Europe from a wide variety of origins.
Sera Lab supplies laboratories in over 30 countries throughout the world,
either directly or through distributors. A new UK production facility at a
sister company has further expanded the company’s capabilities and capacity.