LabTIE Freeze-dried OP50

Simple. Fast. Reliable.

Reliable data starts with reliable samples

  • Key Features

    • Easy to use Optimized for resuspension in a standard 50 mL tube
    • Cleaner Filter included to reduce particulates
    • Quality Consistent high quality OP50 cells for nematodes growth
    • Easy storage Freeze dried for fuss free storage

LabTIE’s Freeze-dried OP50 is a high quality cultured Escherichia coli used as a food source for the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans). Used to seed NGM agar plates or add to liquid cultures (S-medium), the Freeze-dried OP50 is cultured optimally to achieve 4 gram of pure OP50 cells which equals to 1 gram of OP50 after freeze-drying. 

Use Freeze-dried OP50 from LabTIE to obtain reproducible food quality and lawn thickness. Freeze-dried  OP50 is in ready-to-use format to trigger steady feeding behavior over time and eliminate the need for time-consuming, self-breeding OP50.

  • Freeze-dried Instant OP50 is in ready-to-use format to trigger steady feeding behavior over time.

    Resuspend the 1 gram of Freeze-dried OP50 powder in the 50mL tubes with sterile water or S-medium and you have instant and high quality OP50 food for your nematodes.

    The viability of the OP50 cells is reduced due to the freeze-drying process, however there are enough cells alive to form a clear and normal OP50 lawn on your NGM plates.

    1 unit/vial will seed 250mL liquid culture or 100 60 mm plates.