Improving Reproducibility with Biological Buffers
30 Nov 2017
Recent publications highlight the low reproducibility rate of preclinical research and the issues that surround it. Various sources for this irreproducibility can be grouped into four main categories: study design, laboratory protocols, data analysis and reporting, and the actual biological reagents and reference materials used. Improvement efforts for biological reagents have primarily focused on validating antibodies and authenticating cell lines, two areas where significant improvement opportunities exist.
What about other agents like buffers? These ubiquitous life science products are often overlooked as a source of variability in experiments, yet they can have a significant contribution to reproducibility. Since buffers are so widely used across most life science applications and workflows, there is a need for better understanding and training on their selection and use.
Join us for this informative webinar, in which our experts will explore ways to improve reproducibility when using biological buffers.
Participants will learn about:
Who should attend:
- Important considerations when using biological buffers, like how strongly buffers may interact with metals and other biological materials
- Tools available to help make buffer selection easier – how to select the right quality and grade for a given application
- Other practical tips to improve reproducibility with the use of biological buffers
Lab Managers, Principle Investigators, Process Scientists/Manufacturing/Production, R&D Scientists, Clinical Researchers, Regulatory/QA/QC/Validation Professionals, Graduate Students, Procurement ProfessionalsMerck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany