The following Quality Control Tests are performed on each new lot and meet the specifications designated for the product. Individual lot data can be found on the Product Summary Sheet/Datacard or Manual which can be found in the Supporting Documents section of this page.
Transformation Efficiency: The competent cells are tested for transformation efficiency and pass minimum release criteria. Transformation efficiency is defined as the number of colony forming units (cfu) which would be produced by transforming 1 μg of plasmid into a given volume of competent cells.
The following is a list of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that apply to this product to help you use it safely.
The Product Summary Sheet, or Data Card, includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls. The following file naming structure is used to name the majority of these document files: [Catalog Number]Datasheet-Lot[Lot Number]. For those product lots not listed below, please contact NEB at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Technical Support Form for appropriate document.
CAUTION: This product contains DMSO, a hazardous material. Review the MSDS before handling.
STORAGE AND HANDLING: Competent cells should be stored at -80°C. Storage at -20°C will result in a significant decrease in transformation efficiency. Cells lose efficiency whenever they are warmed above -80°C, even if they do not thaw.
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Sambrook, J. et al. (1989). Cold Spring Habor Laboratory Press. Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual . (2nd ed.), (Appendix A.3)