Welcome to Agar Powder!
We’re committed to deliver to our customers the best Agar Powder Media Products found in the market. Agar Powder is a proud partner with Caisson Labs, because Caisson combines an uncompromised commitment to quality with the most competitive pricing in the industry. The result is a gelling agent supplier that will keep both your plants and your accountants very happy. Whether you’re looking for a purified agar, the clarity of a gellan gum, or the unique properties of one of Caisson’s proprietary blends, Caisson Labs has a gelling agents to meet your needs – Try It Before You Buy It!
While we know you probably don’t want your agar rock-solid, having a solid source for your gelling agents is crucial for successful tissue culture. Our Agar Powder compares to none other, whether you need Agar derived from Gracilaria, Gelidium, or one of our very popular proprietary blends – we have what you need!
OUR AREAS OF FOCUS
In the Agar Powder world, we have the highest quality gelling agents, everything from Micropropogation Agar-Type I derived from Gracilaria, Micropropogation Agar-Type II derived from Gelidium, Gellan Gum derived from Sphingomonas Elodea, to proprietary blends that have become customer favorites. We guarantee we have what you need, and even will custom manufacture any formulation you desire, so meet your specific application!
Here’s our shortlist of gelling agents:
Micropropagation Agar-Type I
Micropropagation Agar-Type I Agar Powder is a natural product, derived from Gracillaria, a family of red seaweeds – Rhodophycae. Gracilaria was once viewed as unacceptable for agar production, due to the low gel quality. But in the 1950’s, by treating the seaweed with alkali before extraction produced an agar with a higher gel quality. For some time now, Agar Powder has been utilized to solidify media in plant tissue culture. Development of tissue culture will be greatly impacted by the type of agar used – both purity and cost will play significant roles in research or production applications.
Phytoblend is a proprietary blend by Caisson Labs, and comparable with Phytoagar™, and have become a very popular choice for many of our agar powder products. Plant agar has many advantages to bacteriological agar. 12g of bacteriological agar is required in microbe media, but only 7g of plant agar is required for plant tissue culture. Both may be used for plant tissue culture, but most seem to favor plant agar for its rigorous testing and screening for plant propagation operations.
Micropropagation Agar-Type II
Micropropagation Agar-Type II Agar Powder is a natural product, derived from Gelidium, a family of red seaweeds – Rhodophycae. Gelidium commonly produces a have higher gel quality agar powder than agars produced from Gracilaria. Geledium is a little, slow growth seaweed plant. Originally collected from the ocean, it has been successfully grown in biological tanks or ponds, however, it has not been economically feasible. Since agar materials are biologically sourced, the product can vary from batch to batch. Caisson Labs’ Agar Powders are rigorously tested and screened to deliver the highest possible quality.