Technical Data
Influenza A, Taiwan 1/86 (H1N1)
Molecular Biology Storage: -20CShipping: Blue Ice
Influenza virus is a single-stranded RNA virus, segmented, 70nm diameter and enveloped. Strains are described by geographic origin, strain number, year of isolation and hemagglutination (H) and neuraminidase (N) antigens.

Allantoic fluid of 10 days old embryonated eggs inoculated with influenza A virus
Strain: A/Taiwan/1/86

Serological studies of influenza A virus, immunogen for antibody production. Has been tested with anti-influenza A monoclonal antibodies.

Chemically inactivated with 0.005% thimerosal and beta-propiolactone. This product has been treated in a manner consistent with methods of inactivation. Generally accepted good laboratory practices appropriate to microbiological/viral safe handling practices and techniques are required when handling this product.

Note: Virus may form aggregates. Suspension and dilution should eliminate the particles.

Storage and Stability:
May be stored at 4C for short-term only. For long-term storage, store at -20C. Aliquots are stable for at least 6 months at -20C. For maximum recovery of product, centrifuge the original vial after thawing and prior to removing the cap. Further dilutions can be made in assay buffer.
Source: Allantoic fluid
Purity: ~90% (SDS-PAGE). Ultracentrifugation using 10-40% sucrose gradient.
Concentration: ~1mg/ml
Form: Supplied as a liquid in 0.05M Tris-HCl, pH 8, 0.1M sodium chloride, 5mM EDTA. 0.1% sodium azide, 0.005% thimerosal.

Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.
Intended for research use only. Not for use in human, therapeutic, or diagnostic applications.