Amersham Biosciences has added to its range of CyDye mono-reactive fluor dyes with two products used for labelling proteins or antibodies in protein array experiments.
The two products are the first in the range specifically designed for protein studies, as they contain sufficient volumes of dye to cope with this type of experiment. The kits contain the Cy3 and Cy5 dyes and are supplied in a format that is easier and more convenient to use than alternative products, and with less wastage, according to Amersham.
Each CyDye kit contains two vials of protein array grade mono-reactive dye packaged in a colour-coded securitainer for ease of identification. The kits will allow researchers to perform either one colour sandwich assays or multiplexed differential analysis.
"The introduction of the new CyDye fluor kits confirms our commitment to fluorescent labelling and the protein arrays market segments," said Alan Livingston, strategic marketing director, protein profiling, Amersham Biosciences.
CyDye fluors are used across fields as diverse as sequencing, microarrays, flow cytometry and proteomics, and are also suitable for high-throughput screening.