BALANCED SALTS SOLUTION (BSS)

Life Science Group offers Balanced Salts Solution. Balanced salts are a combination of inorganic salts and normally a carbohydrate. A balanced salt solution (BSS) is a solution made to a physiological pH and isotonic salt concentration. 

Solutions most commonly include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride. Balanced salt solutions are used for washing tissues and cells and are usually combined with other agents to treat the tissues and cells. They provide the cells with water and inorganic ion while maintaining a physiological pH and osmotic pressure. Glucose may also be added as an energy source and phenol red is used as a pH indicator. 

The Balanced Salts Solution acts as a buffer to protect cells from sharp fluctuations in pH.  They do this while maintaining the proper osmotic pressure across the cell membrane. 

In a complete medium, balanced salts are essential to the growth and maintenance of cells in culture. 

Alone balanced salts are generally used as a cell rinsing fluid and for short-term maintenance while cells are manipulated outside a complete growth environment.

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Balanced Salts Solution