Product News: Bio-Rad introduces StarBright™ UltraViolet 400 Dye for Flow Cytometry

StarBright™ UltraViolet 400 Dye offers maximal brightness and narrow excitation and emission profiles for precise resolution

16 Nov 2021


Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, has announced the launch of StarBright™ UltraViolet 400 Dye, the first in its range of unique fluorescent nanoparticles designed for use with a UV laser in flow cytometry applications.

StarBright UltraViolet 400 Dye offers exceptional brightness with narrow excitation and emission profiles, making it suitable for use in multicolor flow cytometry panels. Bio-Rad’s range of StarBright Dyes are conjugated to highly validated flow antibodies and are compatible with most flow cytometers and experimental protocols.

“The new StarBright UltraViolet 400 Dye offers a high-performance alternative to existing dyes excitable by the 355 nanometer UV laser, without the need for special buffers,” said Mike Blundell, PhD, Product Manager, Flow Cytometry, Life Science Group, Bio-Rad. “The unique properties provide researchers with greater choice and flexibility when designing flow cytometry experiments.”

Key Benefits of StarBright Dyes

  • Compatible with new and existing protocols and suitable for use in multiplex panels
  • Resistant to photobleaching and highly stable with minimal lot-to-lot variation
  • Reliable Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) for reproducible data
  • Work with common staining buffers, including special polymer dye staining buffers, for easy integration into multicolor panels
  • Ensure no loss of signal in fixation
  • Offer narrow excitation and emission profiles for improved resolution in new and existing multicolor flow cytometry experiments.

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