BD Horizon™ R718
The BD Horizon™ R718, developed exclusively by BD Biosciences, is a small-molecule dye that is excited by the red laser (628 or 640 nm) and has an emission maximum of 718 nm. It can be used as a replacement for Alexa-Fluor® 700 or APC-R700 without the need to change the instrument settings, as it uses the same filters. Moreover, it has a higher stain index than the Alexa-Fluor® 700 and less spillover into the APC channel than APC-R700, making it brighter and more capable of resolving surface and intracellular markers with low expression levels. This also enables an additional red channel to be used for markers with low expression without the need to use a tandem dye, giving more flexibility and new options in panel design.
The BD Horizon™ R718 will also be offered in the BD OptiBuild™ range of assembled to order reagents, has excellent lot-to-lot consistency and is photostable when exposed to typical lab lighting.
Learn more about the capabilities of BD Horizon™ R718 by downloading the product information sheet here, and by visiting the dedicated website here.