• These uniform microspheres are NIST-traceable by calibration methods such as optical microscopy. Products from 1 to 160µm in diameter are packaged as aqueous suspensions of polystyrene spheres in dropper-tipped bottles. Diameters of 200µm and larger are packaged as dry spheres in screw-capped bottles. These larger particles are composed of polystyrene DVB (divinylbenzene). The spheres have a density of 1.05g/cm3 and an index of refraction of 1.59 @ 589nm.
  • Achieve maximum reactivity in many diagnostic applications with Thermo Scientific™ Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles for use in turbidimetric/nephelometric assays, slide agglutination assays, chemiluminescent assays and in clinical diagnostics and molecular biology applications. Particles can be used direct from the bottle, without any pre-cleaning. Our production does not utilize common surfactants (like SDS, Tween™ 20, Triton™ X-100) that can interfere with protein binding to particle surfaces. Polystyrene surfaces are very hydrophobic and adsorb proteins almost instantaneously. Thermo’s proprietary anionic surfactant does not interfere with the binding of proteins or cause proteins to desorb from microparticle surfaces. • Available in a wide range of diameters (from 0.1 μm to 2.5 μm) • No pre-washing • Tight size distribution—CV<2% • Optimized colloidal stability
  • Achieve maximum reactivity in many diagnostic applications with Thermo Scientific™ Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles for use in turbidimetric/nephelometric assays, slide agglutination assays, chemiluminescent assays and in clinical diagnostics and molecular biology applications. Particles can be used direct from the bottle, without any pre-cleaning. Our production does not utilize common surfactants (like SDS, Tween™ 20, Triton™ X-100) that can interfere with protein binding to particle surfaces. Polystyrene surfaces are very hydrophobic and adsorb proteins almost instantaneously. Thermo’s proprietary anionic surfactant does not interfere with the binding of proteins or cause proteins to desorb from microparticle surfaces. • Available in a wide range of diameters (from 0.1 μm to 2.5 μm) • No pre-washing • Tight size distribution—CV<2% • Optimized colloidal stability
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