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ChromoTek Nano-Booster for super resolution microscopy is featured at Biocompare

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jun 2, 2017 4:21:49 PM

ChromoTek’s Marketing Manager Dr. Christoph Eckert has been interviewed by Biocompare, the buyers’ guide for life scientists, on labels for super resolution microscopy.

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Topics: GFP-Booster, RFP-Booster, Super resolution microscopy, VHH, Nanobody

Myc-Trap for both immunoprecipitation and affinity purification of Myc-tagged proteins

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jun 2, 2017 11:41:33 AM

Practical considerations and instructions


The ChromoTek Myc-Trap is an affinity resin that consists of Myc-binding protein derived from an Alpaca single domain antibody, also called anti-Myc VHH or “anti-Myc nanobody”, which is coupled to agarose and magnetic agarose beads. The Myc-Trap provides advantages over conventional IgG antibodies when applied in immunoprecipitation (IP) and affinity purification experiments:

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Topics: Immunoprecipitation, Myc-tag, Myc-tag IP, single domain antibody, Myc Nanobody

New limit in protein complex stability: GFP-binding protein:GFP complex

Posted by Klaus Herick on Feb 3, 2017 3:56:34 PM

Although traditional IgG antibodies are often used for immunoprecipitation and protein interaction analysis, GFP-binding protein (GBP, ChromoTek gt-250) and other ChromoTek VHHs ( easily outcompete those under challenging conditions such as elevated temperatures, varying pH or high denaturant concentrations. In fact, GBP tightly binds GFP-fusion proteins even in 8 M urea at 51 °C, which sets a new limit in protein complex stability, virtually unrivalled by any other capture molecule protein tag pair.

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Topics: GFP-Trap, Nano-Trap, GFP, GFP- Binding Protein

ChromoTek’s camelid antibodies are sequenced, recombinant, and monoclonal with validated binding characteristics

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jul 25, 2016 2:35:54 PM

On a personal note, we – ChromoTek - like to state a few words on the quality of our camelid VHH or heavy chain antibodies (also known as “nanobodies”).

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Topics: Antibody Quality

ChromoTek on tour in Germany!

Posted by Klaus Herick on Oct 21, 2015 12:08:22 PM

ChromoTek meets researchers at their institutes in Germany: From October 27 to 30, 2015 our senior scientists Dr. Andrea Buchfellner and Dr. Larisa Yurlova will be on a 2.000 km road show and provide scientific seminar lecture series. They will deliver presentations on two topics as requested by local scientists:

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ChromoTek GmbH has Launched the New Myc-Trap® for Immunoprecipitation of Myc-Tagged Proteins

Posted by Klaus Herick on Jul 10, 2015 2:44:37 PM

Biotech Company Offers Innovative Tool that has been Frequently Stipulated by Biochemistry Laboratories

ChromoTek, a German biotech company specializing in innovative tools for biochemistry and life cell imaging, has launched the new Myc-Trap® for efficient and ready to use immunoprecipitation of Myc-tagged proteins and their interacting factors. Unlike other immunoprecipitation tools that are based on traditional antibodies, the unique Myc-Trap® needs just one single polypeptide chain to capture the antigen. Therefore the eluted protein fraction is free of heavy and light antibody chain impurities. To request a free sample visit

Of the Myc-Trap’s® launch, CEO Marion Jung said, “The new Myc-Trap® is the most recent addition to a series of innovative Nano-Traps; the product line started with the well-established and superior GFP-Trap® that has been cited in more than 550 peer reviewed publications so far. We intend to develop more Nano-Traps fulfilling the steady demand of our customers. Stay tuned!

The Myc-Trap® recognizes the Myc-tag at the N-terminus, C-terminus, or at internal sites of the recombinant fusion protein. For gentle elution of bound protein from the Myc-Trap® the corresponding Myc peptide can be used. Derived from the human c-myc oncogene the Myc-tag is a widespread, common polypeptide tag for detecting recombinant protein expression in various cell systems.

ChromoTek offers additional Nano-Traps: GFP-Trap®, RFP-Trap and GST-Trap. For more information about Myc-Trap® please visit:


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