10771 Sigma


sterile-filtered, density: 1.077 g/mL



Related Categories ACCUSPIN and Histopaque, Cell Biology, Density Gradient Media, Hematology and Histology, Histopaque More...
Quality Level   PREMIUM
sterility   sterile-filtered
shelf life   Expiry date on the label.
impurities   endotoxin, tested
density   1.077 g/mL
storage temp.   2-8°C


Frequently Asked Questions

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Histopaque-1077 has been used for-
• the isolation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs)
• purification of mononuclear cells through centrifugation
• isolation of human lymphocytes
• isolation of breast cancer circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from whole blood

General description

Histopaque-1077 is a sterile, endotoxin tested solution of polysucrose and sodium diatrizoate, adjusted to a density of 1.077g/mL. This ready-to-use medium facilitates rapid recovery of viable lymphocytes and other mononuclear cells from small volumes of whole blood.

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Histopaque is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Price and Availability

Tissue Diagnostics

All labs need water

Biomedical Applications
Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Histopaque®, Product 10771, the same as Ficoll® solution, Product F5415?
Ficoll-Hypaque is a mixture of Ficoll (polysucrose) and Hypaque (sodium diatrizoate).  It does not specify a density.  Product No. 10771 is a mixture of polysucrose and sodium diatrizoate at a density of 1.077 g/ml.
Should I use Histopaque® 10771 or 10831 for isolation of lymphocytes?
The different product numbers reflect the density of the solution.  Product No. 10771 is to be used to isolate human mononuclear cells.  Product No. 10831 is to be used for the isolation of mononuclear cells from mice, rats and other mammals.
What is the difference between Histopaque® Product No. 10771 and H8889?
Product 10771, Histopaque®-1077, is not cell culture tested and Product H8889, Histopaque®-1077 Hybri-Max™, is cell culture tested. Both Products are sterile, endotoxin tested and intended for Research Use Only. 
What is the osmolarity of the Product 10771, Histopaque®-1077 solution? 
The osmolarity is a property that is tested for each lot of material; the range of acceptable values is 280.0 - 300.0 mOs/kg.  The lot specific value is given on the Certificate of Analysis.  Certificates of Analysis can be viewed on our website by entering the lot number on the product detail page (for this product):  
Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?
If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis. These documents are located on the product detail page under Useful Links & Tools. Click on the following link to search for a Certificate of Analysis. Please click the following link to see the details on our Product Dating Information.
How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis is available by lot number and can be obtained through our Advanced Search Option:
How do I find price and availability?
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS. To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product, or search here. 
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