Balanced Salt Solutions
Balanced Salts are a combination of inorganic salts and frequently a carbohydrate as an energy source. Balanced Salt Solutions are generally used as a cell rinsing solution and for short term maintenance of mammalian cells while the cells are manipulated outside of their regular growth environment. These solutions provide cells with the proper osmotic pressure and protect them from sharp pH fluctuations during laboratory manipulations.
Balanced Salt Solutions without calcium and magnesium salts are often used to rinse chelators from the cell culture before cell dissociation. Formulations supplemented with calcium and magnesium salts are commonly used to wash and re-suspend cells during the dissociation process.
Atlanta Biologicals manufactures a full spectrum of high-quality Balanced Salt Solutions to support your specific needs.