Complement Convertase Assay

Complement Convertase Kit (30 determinations)Order button

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Description

Measurement of complement convertase is a sensitive and specific method to determine complement activation by biomaterials. During incubation with plasma, complement factors can bind to the surface of the material followed by the formation of a complement convertase complex. After washing, to remove unbound complement proteins, the biomaterials are incubated in a medium with a specific chromogenic substrate. Cleavage of the substrate is quantified by measuring the optical density at 405 nm. Positive and negative controls are included in the kit.

This method can be used to evaluate the biocompatibility of biomaterials and medical devices according to the international standard ISO 10993/Part 4.

 

Application

Measuring biomaterial induced complement activation. This kit is intended for laboratory research use only and is not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The analysis should be performed by trained laboratory professionals.

 

Principle

A test material of interest (ideally the surface area should be known) is incubated with plasma. During incubation, complement factors can bind to the surface of the material followed by the formation of a complement convertase complex. After incubation, samples are washed and analyzed for complement convertase activity with a complement convertase-specific chromogenic substrate. The rate of color development depends on how much convertase has been generated on the surface of the biomaterial.

 

Storage and Stability

Product should be stored at -20 °C.

 

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References

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