Kalen Biomedical | A Day Without Women - March 8, 2017
Kalen Biomedical, LLC is fully owned-and-operated by women. We believe it is our responsibility to show solidarity with women of all color, orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status and to fight for our equality. Our business will be closed on March 8, 2017, to support A Day Without A Woman and to help show how women impact all sectors of the economy including STEM fields. If you would like to learn more about A Day Without Women and other initiatives to support women's rights please Click Here.
Kalen Biomedical's Research Corner - February 2017
This month we take a look at how LDL doesn't just affect the heart. Researchers using Kalen Biomedical products are finding out how LDL affects bones, the brain, kidneys, and many other systems of the body. Using an interactive infographic, learn about the different research being conducted with Kalen Biomedical's products! Click Here to go to Kalen Biomedical's February Research Corner!
Kalen Biomedical Is Moving!
We are happy to announce that Kalen Biomedical, LLC is moving to a new location! Our new, larger facility will enable us to grow while continuing to support the life science sector of the BioHealth Capital Region. Our new location is centrally located near world-class research, academic, and leading government institutions. We hope to continue providing you with premium quality research materials that provide you with worry-free and reliable results! The new address is: Kalen Biomedical, LLC 20030 Century Blvd Suite 210 Germantown, MD 20874 We will be closed on Friday, October 28th and Monday, October 31st. We will still...
3 Reasons Your Cell Cultures Are Unhappy
1. You’re Using Variable Quality Serum Supplements Make sure to check the country of origin of the serum and verify that the product has been tested for optimal functionality and has been characterized for sterility. 2. You’re Adding Unwanted Cholesterol or Lipoproteins Interference from bovine cholesterol or lipoproteins can alter the dynamics of your cell culture environment. 3. Your Serum Packaging is Suboptimal Between aliquoting, labeling, thawing, and refreezing your serum, you introduce the potential for error and contamination in your experiment. Using a product packaged in a way that will help you skip any of these steps will save...
Depleting Lipoproteins from Serum
With increasing restrictions in transporting products made from Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), many investigators have difficulty finding a source of Lipoprotein Depleted FBS (LDFBS) for their specialized cell cultures. Here we briefly present some important considerations to encourage laboratories with access to FBS and an ultra-centrifuge to prepare their own LDFBS. For decades, FBS has been used as a supplement for cell-culture media, providing the growth factors that cultured cells require. The availability of FBS as a by-product of the food industry made it plentiful and inexpensive, but the rise of bovine spongiform encephalopathy has led to increased control in...