A7089 Sigma

Accumax solution

sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture



Related Categories Cell Culture, Cell Dissociation, Cell Dissociation Enzymes, Reagents and Supplements
sterility   sterile-filtered
pH   6.8-7.8
suitability   suitable for cell culture
storage temp.   −20°C


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Accumax has proven effective in dissociating clumped cells in suspension cultures of hybridomas, CHO, BHK, 293, COS and Sf9 cells. The solution performed extremely well in dissociating cell counting, viral transfection assays, cell sorting, flow cytometry, and bioreactor scale-up. It has also been used to create single cell suspensions from clumped cell cultures for accurate cell counting, detachment of cells from primary tissue, and the routine detachment of cells from standard tissue culture plasticware and adhesion coated plasticware.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Accumax is a cell detachment solution consisting of proteolytic and collagenolytic enzymes. Each bottle has 100 mL of 1x Accumax enzymes in Dulbecco′s PBS. There are no mammalian or bacterial-derived products found in Accumax.


Accumax is stable when stored at -20°C. After thawing, the product can be stored for up to 2 months at 4°C.

Features and Benefits

Ready-to-use sterile liquid for in vitro cell applications

Formula variant

Prepared in Dulbecco′s PBS (0.2 g/L KCl, 0.2 g/L KH2PO4, 8 g/L NaCl, and 1.15 g/L Na2HPO4). Refer to Product Data Sheet on the website for product usage information.

Preparation Note

This product is supplied as a sterile, ready-to-use frozen liquid. Accumax should be thawed at 37°C before use, and added at equal volume to a sample of clumped cells. Allow 5-10 minutes at 37°C for incubation and count cells as you would normally.

Legal Information

Accumax is a trademark of Innovative Cell Technologies, Inc.

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Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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What is the appropriate cell dissociating product to be used for ES cells that will be injected into blastocysts?
Accutase®, product A6964, or Accumax™ (Accutase® with DNase), product A7089, will work well for dissociation of ES cells.  The Accutase® product has protease and dispase activity to dissociate the cells.  The Accumax™ product also has DNase to limit the aggregation that is caused by DNA released from ruptured cells during the dissociation/scraping. Please see the reference and link below for more information on the use of Accutase® with ES cells: Mol Reprod Dev. 2008 May;75(5):818-27 -
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A5955 - Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution (100×), Stabilized is supsended in a sodium citrate buffer solution. Source: Israel production group
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