Benefits of semi-solid cloning:
• Individual clones and their progeny remain localized together in a semi-solid matrix as they grow to form distinct monoclonal colonies. This prevents the loss of rare, high-producing clones by overgrowth from faster-growing cells, as can occur during selection in a liquid medium, and facilitates the isolation of a diverse set of clones with a wide range of growth rates and productivities to be obtained for downstream screening.
• Colonies obtained from semi-solid medium have a high probability of monoclonality, allowing clonal cell lines to be generated in less time and using fewer resources than with limiting dilution cloning.
• Colonies can be easily picked from the semi-solid medium by manual or robotic methods and dispersed into a liquid growth medium for screening and expansion.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the serum in ClonaCell™-TCS medium heat inactivated?
Is there any IgG in ClonaCell™ TCS?
Can ClonaCell™-TCS be used with any cell line?
Why do I get more cells when I select my fusion in liquid medium rather than in methylcellulose-based semi-solid medium?
How do I thaw ClonaCell™ methylcellulose-based semi-solid medium?
How do I measure and dispense methylcellulose semi-solid medium?
My ClonaCell™ methylcellulose semi-solid medium appears runny. Why does this happen?
What is the optimal number of colonies per plate?
There are still bubbles in the media after I plate my cells. Do I need to disrupt the bubbles?
Do I ever need to re-clone cultures grown with ClonaCell™ semi-solid medium?
Once I pick the colonies and grow the cells in plates, will the residual methylcellulose interfere with characterization? For example, will I have problems doing an ELISA?
How important is the incubator humidity when culturing in methylcellulose-based medium?
Do I have to use 100 mm petri dishes or can I use other cultureware?
Are there any selective agents in ClonaCell™-CHO ACF or ClonaCell™-CHO CD?
My cells grow fine in ClonaCell™-CHO ACF but I do not see colony growth in ClonaCell™-CHO CD. Why?
What medium do you recommend for the expansion of clones after selection in ClonaCell™-CHO ACF or ClonaCell™-CHO CD?
How many cells should I plate for cloning in ClonaCell™-CHO CD?
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