Xgal

Chris Upton cupton at sol.uvic.ca
Mon Jan 10 17:44:25 EST 1994


In Article <1994Jan10.213206.5436 at alw.nih.gov>, bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov
(Bernard Murray) wrote:
>In article <cupton.1108612781A at ra.uvic.ca>, cupton at sol.uvic.ca (Chris Upton)
writes:
>> In Article <karp-080194111250 at slip50.dialup.mcgill.ca>,
>> karp at medcor.McGill.CA (Stephen Karp) wrote:
>> >I remember seeing some time ago a posting relating to obtaining xgal at
>> >reduced prices. Is this still available? Is it only for US researchers? I
>> >will be using alot of this in the near future so $ is impt. Any replies to
>> >here or me directly greatly appreciated.
>> 
>> As far as I'm aware, Vector Biosystems has about the best price in Canada.
>> (416)920-8446
>> (416)693-9697 (fax)
>> 
>> Approx prices:
>> 1g Xgal  $140  + 1g IPTG  $150 (special)
>> 5g Xgal  $534  + 5g IPTG  $625
>> 
>> Shipping $15 (whatever amount)   Prices Canadian $$
>> 
>> I've no affiliation with the company.....  just a customer.
>> 
>> Chris Upton
>> 
>> Chris Upton 
>> Biochemistry & Microbiology
>> University of Victoria
>> PO Box 3055, Victoria
>> BC, Canada   V8W 3P6
>> 
>> (604)721-6507
>
>Hello there,
>        I was just about to skip this article when the quoted price hit home.
>This is a bit expensive!  The "NIH Stockroom Price" for X-gal is currently
>$63 /g and IPTG is $10.08 /g.  I don't know how much discount you can
>manouevre outside NIH but there's certainly room for pressing mnaufacturers
>to lower the price a bit.
>        The original supplier is;
>
>        Gold BioTechnology, Inc.,
>        7166 Manchester Rd.,
>        Suite 2W,
>        St. Louis, Mo 63143
>        Ph: (314) 647-2509  or 800-248-7609
>        Fx: (314) 647-4134
>
>Catalogue numbers are; X4281C for X-gal and I2481C for IPTG.
>The X-gal is claimed to be >99% (HPLC).
>        Good luck in getting some sort of price reduction.
>                                Bernard
>
>Oh yeah, I've no affiliation with the company (and I can't actually be sure if
>I've bought either of the items that I mentioned above).
>
>Bernard Murray, Ph.D.
>National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD 20892
>bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov  bmurray at helix.nih.gov  (301) 496-0731/2
>
Vector is the Canadian distributor for Gold. Most of the extra $$ is due to
the poor state of the Canadian $. Vector are probably making money too :-)

Chris Upton
Chris Upton 
Biochemistry & Microbiology
University of Victoria
PO Box 3055, Victoria
BC, Canada   V8W 3P6

(604)721-6507



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