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Video Tutorials

Browse through our How-to videos library for comprehensive step-to-step demonstrations of purification procedures, preliminary lab set ups, and product application tips filmed by our team of scientists. 

Protein Purification via Affinity Chromatography - Full Tutorial

The Strep-tag® technology allows efficient one-step purification of Strep-tag®II or Twin-Strep-tag® proteins via affinity chromatography. The system is distinguished by quick and simple purification protocol, regardless of the target protein class.

Purification with Pre-packed Column

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This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates the full purification procedure of a target protein, here mCherry-Twin-Strep-tag, via gravity flow column, including the initial buffer and column preparation steps, as well as column regeneration after purification and its’ preparation for storage until further use. Gravity flow column used in the tutorial contained high-performance Strep-Tactin®XT 4Flow® resin.

Pack Your Own Column

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The protein purification resin in bulk format is optimized for column affinity chromatography rather than for batch purification and is therefore intended for packing your own gravity flow columns.

This video tutorial demonstrates how to pack the 1 ml gravity flow column on the example of high-performance Strep-Tactin®XT 4Flow® resin.

Protein Purification with Large Sample Volumes

Wet Fred is an application aid for purification of (Twin-)Strep-tag® fusion proteins via gravity flow columns containing Strep-Tactin® or Strep-Tactin®XT resins. It works on the siphon principle and is used to apply large cell culture supernatant or lysate volumes into gravity flow column. Columns cannot run dry, can be left overnight, and do not need supervision. Furthermore, no sophisticated software is necessary facilitating set up and use.

The video tutorials below demonstrate the process of setting up and using the Wet Fred device, as well as the cleaning of the Wet Fred, which is to be conducted after its use and prior to the next purification round.

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Protein purification via magnetic beads

In addition to 50% suspension, Strep-tag®  products for protein purification come in variety of other formats allowing various applications. 

Magnetic beads are a versatile tool suitable for many applications, such as batch purification of many samples in parallel, pull-downs, immunoprecipitation or co-immunoprecipitation.

This step-by-step tutorial demonstrates the full purification procedure of a target protein, here mCherry-Twin-Strep-tag, via magnetic beads (MagStrep Strep-Tactin®XT beads). 

Protein purification with spin columns

For small-scale experiments with a limited number of samples, spin columns are a convinient tool. They are perfect for manually purifying a number of different proteins at the same time in a fast and efficient way. 

This step-by-step video tutorial demonstartes the full purification procedure of target proteins using Strep-Tactin®XT 4Flow® high capacity Spin Column Kit, reaction tubes, vortex and centrifuge.

Resin Regeneration and Re-use

Strep-Tactin® and Strep-Tactin®XT resins for protein purification can be regenerated and re-used >10 times under ideal conditions without loss in performance. The proper regeneration of the column and resin activation can easily be checked with HABA. The yellow HABA solution turns red (Strep-Tactin®) or orange (Strep-Tactin®XT) upon binding to the engineered biotin binding pockets of Strep-Tactin® and Strep-Tactin®XT clearly indicating that the resin is fully regenerated. Afterwards, HABA can be removed by washing with 1x Buffer W. Once the red color has disappeared the column can be re-used. If the biotin binding pocket is blocked or damaged no color shift occurs and the resin cannot be re-used.

The videos below show the respective color shifts for different resins.

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Cell isolation

Fab-TACS® is based on the IBA’s universal Strep-tag® technology and allows label-free cell isolation from different samples via flow cytometric sorting, magnetic separation or affinity chromatography.

The video tutorials below demonstrate all steps involved in cell isolation from different samples via affinity chromatography using Strep-Tactin® TACS Agarose columns and magnetic cell isolation using Strep-Tactin® Magnetic Microbeads .

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