November 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 19)
A range of five new Alexa Fluor® labels for Lightning-Link® antibody labeling kits is now available. The addition offers customers increased choice and flexibility for common fluorescence detection–based applications. The use of secondary antibodies within fluorescent imaging applications is commonly associated with issues such as high-background fluorescence and non-specific binding. The combination of Alexa Fluor labels with Lightning-Link technology overcomes these problems, by enabling easy, direct conjugation of the label to primary antibodies in less than 20 minutes. The Lightning-Link protocol is free of separation steps, saving researchers time and precious materials.