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Keeping DMSO Concentration Below 0.5% to Minimize its Effect in HTS Assays
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Deerac Fluidics,Labcyte

Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is a commonly used solvent for compounds. DMSO accelerates protein unfolding and weakens the binding between small molecules and proteins. Consequently researchers keep DMSO concentrations as low as possible, especially for sensitive assays. To keep the DMSO concentration at less than one percent of the final assay volume has been difficult due to the lack of reliable nanoliter-range liquidhandlers. Intermediate aqueous dilution steps can cause the compound to “crash out” of solution. The requirement to keep compounds dissolved while keeping DMSO concentration low in the final assay is especially critical when preparing compound activity curves.

The Labcyte Echo™ 550 liquid handler utilizes acoustic drop ejection (ADE) to transfer 2.5-250 nL of compounds in DMSO directly from storage plates to assay plates. Deerac Fluidics Latitude™ bulk dispenser, which uses “spot-on” technology, can precisely deliver as low as 50 nL. The Latitude can be used to rapidly add pure DMSO to specific wells so that all assay wells have the same DMSO concentration. Here we demonstrate the use of these two technologies in combination for keeping final DMSO concentration under 0.5% in HTS assays.

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