help with harvesting cell lines

Joanne Lannigan joannelannigan at
Thu Apr 22 09:20:17 EST 2004

We have found Accutase to work exceptionally well with the removal of
adherent cell lines while still preserving cell membrane integrity and
cell viability. Actually many of my customers use it to keep there cells
in while sorting and the cells grow just fine after sorting. Give it a
try. See

Joanne Lannigan, MS
Director, Flow Cytometry Core Facility
University of Virginia
Jordan Hall, Room 7067
P.O. Box 800734
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0734
Office: 434-924-0274
Lab: 434-243-2695
Fax: 434-982-1071
email: joannelannigan at

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Li Chen [mailto:chen-22 at]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 10:27 AM
> To: Cytometry Mailing List
> Subject: help with harvesting cell lines
> Dear all,
> I am new in flow cytometry.  I want to harvest	adherent
> cells from flasks or 6-well plates for surface staining.  I wonder if
> there is any differenece between using 1XPBS containing 5mM EDTA and
> Trypsin-EDTA(1X) from Gibco to harvest cells.  Personally I prefer
> Trypsin-EDTA because they work faster and Do they have any affects on
> surface markers such B220, MHC class I and II, and other markers?
> Any comments will be apprecited.
> Li
> Reserach associate
> OSU Medical Center
> Columbus, OH 43210
> Tel:614-293-6304

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