Member since: 2012
Organization: University College Dublin
Extremely effective and as easy to used as described in the name: "Drop & Go"
Application Area: Cell sorting and Cell viability assays
"For many years, my core facility users in general and I, personally, have been using several BioStatus products, mainly DRAQ5 and DRAQ7. I have always found them effective and extremely easy to use. DRAQ7 has shown for many years to be a fantastic option for the detection and exclusion of dead cells. Quite recently, we have tested and used DRAQ7 DROP & GO for the detection and exclusion of dead cells from a very heterogeneous sample for isolating photoreceptors from adult zebrafish retinae for downstream RT-PCR. It was as easy as described in the name of the product "drop and go". Dead cells were clearly differentiated from the alive ones as can be easily observed in our recently published paper Glaviano et al. "A method for isolation of cone photoreceptors from adult zebrafish retinae" BMC Neuroscience (2016) 17: 71 (DOI 10.1186/s12868-016-0307-2)"
DROP & GO™ is a NEW, ready to use formulation of DRAQ7™ - the far-red/NIR fluorescent DNA dye that ONLY stains nuclei of DEAD / permeabilised cells (even in long-term assays)