reagent for titering baculovirus

Song Tan tan at
Tue Jun 16 05:22:30 EST 1998

In article <EuGAD0.JI7 at>, "Sam Lee"
<samuel.lee at> wrote:

>There is a kit put out by Clontech which uses an antibody to titer
>baculovirus. I believe it is called BacPak or something like that.
>We have used the kit in our lab and found that, though it was much faster
>than traditional methods, it was not as precise as plaque assays. Also, it
>was, relatively speaking, extremely expensive considering that you couldn't
>perform that many assays per kit.

Many thanks to Sam Lee and also to Lou Hom who emailed me with the
information.  The name of the titer kit is:
BacPAK Baculovirus Rapid Titer Kit (cat # K1599-1).  The kit costs 605 SFr
or about $400 for 5 assays (!!!)

Song Tan
ETH-Honggerberg (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland

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