If you keep research peptides in your lab, you might be concerned about storing them properly. After all, if you don't store them like you are supposed to, you have to worry about your results being tainted. Luckily, following these tips can make it easier for you to store your research peptides properly.

1. Avoid Mixing Until Necessary

Unless you need to, it's not a good idea to mix your research peptides. Instead, you should keep them in their unmixed form until you need them. Mixed peptides do not last as long as those that have not been mixed, and they also have to be refrigerated. This is why it's best to avoid mixing them until you actually have to, rather than doing so automatically after receiving them.

2. Store in Vials

Research peptides are best stored in vials. If possible, keep them in the original vials that they were shipped in. Since these vials are designed for this type of use, you can count on them to keep your research peptides safe from contamination. Plus, since these vials may already be labeled with important information about the research peptides that you have purchased, it can be a lot easier to keep them in their original containers. If you do decide to move your peptides to another container, however, make sure that you label them carefully to help ensure that they do not get mixed up with other peptides and that there is no confusion about the proper handling of them.

3. When in Doubt, Refrigerate

Even though it is safe for unmixed peptides to be stored out of the refrigerator and at room temperature, it's not a bad idea to refrigerate them whenever this is a possibility. Obviously, having the ability to ship peptides without refrigeration is a positive thing, but keeping them refrigerated can help them last longer, even if they are unmixed. Plus, since mixed peptides do have to be refrigerated, or since peptides that are stored in vials or containers that might have been tampered with can often be kept safer when they are refrigerated, it's smart to just go ahead and make an effort to keep peptides cool at all times.

Overall, since research peptides vary, it is best to abide by any recommendations that you might be given when you buy research peptides. For most research peptides, however, following these tips can help you prevent contamination and other issues.