Using a diverse array of fluorophores allows us to expand the limits of flow cytometry and develop larger multicolor panels. High level panels (>22 colors) can be built using cytometers capable of spectral detection or the ability to unmix a fluorescent spectrum across an array of emission detectors such as the Cytek™ Aurora or Northern Lights. Some fluorophores, like the Spark dyes, are specifically designed to be used on these cytometers.
Learn more about the unique advantages offered by each member among the various families of fluorophores and how to best use them in multicolor panels:
- Protein-based fluors: PE, APC, PerCP, and their tandems
- Organic dyes: FITC, Alexa Fluor® dyes, Spark Fluors, etc.
- Organic Polymers: Brilliant Violet™ Dyes