Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS), without Ca & Mg, with Phenol Red
Hanks’ Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS), without Ca & Mg, with Phenol Red is used for various cell culture applications, such as rinsing cells, transporting cells or tissue samples, diluting cells for counting, and preparing reagents. The essential function of a balanced salt solution is to maintain pH and osmotic balance, as well as providing cells with water and essential inorganic ions.
When using Hank's Balanced Salt Solution (HBSS) as a buffer, it is able to neutralize small amounts of acid or base. This acts as a stabilizer to maintain the pH level of a solution.
HBSS supplemented with phenol red helps to monitor the pH through the range of pH 6.2 (yellow) to 8.2 (red).
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