Frequently Asked Questions

General

Q: Do MD Bioproducts have an expiration date?
A:
Yes, the expiration date and storage conditions are clearly marked on the product label. Product performance cannot be warrantied past this date.

Q: What storage conditions are needed for a product?
A: Each product has a recommended storage temperature stated on the label. Some products contain components that require special storage conditions. A special storage warning label will appear on these products.

ArthritoMabTM Antibody Cocktail for inducing arthritis

Q: I am inducing arthritis in Balb/c and C57Bl/6 strains and would like to know the amount of the antibody cocktail I should use.

A: It is recommended that each laboratory optimize the amount of antibody required as laboratory conditions, strains, suppliers and housing/feed can affect disease incidence and severity. As a guideline, 2-4 mg/mouse can be used when inducing arthritis in Balb/c using CIA-MAB-50 and 2-4 mg/mouse can be used to induce arthritis in C57Bl/6 when using CIA-MAB-2C