FAQ: How should I store SOC Outgrowth Medium? The SOC I received with my competent cells recommends storage at either room temperature or 4°C, however, when I purchase it as a stand alone product, it recommends storing it at 4°C. Which is better?

SOC medium can be stored at either 4°C or Room Temperature depending on how fast it will be used. Storing at Room Temperature is convenient and adequate for short term usage (weeks to a couple of months). For long term storage, we recommend storing at 4°C. Please note that Outgrowth Medium 1.5 supplied with NEB #C2987R (1 x 384 well plate format) must only be stored at Room Temperature or crystals will form.
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