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Mix-n-Stain CF 405M Antibody Labeling Kit (5-20μg)

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protect from light


λex 408 nm; λem 452 nm

storage temp.


General description

This labeling kit is for labeling 5-20 μg antibody with the blue fluorescent dye CF405M. Mix-n-Stain CF dye antibody labeling kits are a revolutionary antibody labeling technology that permits one to label antibodies with our superior CF dyes in 30 minutes without a purification step. The labeling procedure tolerates many common buffer components and antibody stabilizers. CF405M is spectrally similar to Pacific Blue dye. CF405M is as bright as Pacific Blue dye but is significantly more photostable than the latter. An additional advantage of CF405M is that it has less spillover in the 525/50 green channel than Pacific Blue dye due to narrower emission peak, making CF405M a superior choice in multi-color detection applications. We also offer CF405S, another 405 nm-excitable dye with an even shorter emission wavelength.


The Mix-n-Stain CF dye antibody labeling kit can be used to label primary antibody for ELISA, western blot, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence or immunocytochemistry applications.

Features and Benefits

Mix-n-Stain CF dye antibody labeling kits dramatically simplify the process of preparing fluorescently labeled antibodies, particularly primary antibodies. Simply mix your antibody with a CF dye of your choice in the buffer provided, a step that takes less than 30 seconds of hands-on time. After waiting for another 30 minutes, without a separation step, you will have a fluorescent antibody conjugate that is as good as the best pre-labeled fluorescent antibody you can buy from some of the leading suppliers. There is no need to calculate how much dye you should use; just mix your antibody with the entire amount of dye provided and you will always produce optimal labeling. Moreover, the labeling reaction can tolerate the presence of common stabilizers, such as sodium azide, Tris, glycerol and low level of BSA.


The kit consists of 1 vial each of Mix-n-Stain Dye, Mix-n-Stain Reaction Buffer (10x), Mix-n-Stain Storage Buffer, and an ultrafiltration vial.

Analysis Note

Direct replacement for: BD Horizon V450, eFluor 450, Pacific Blue

Legal Information

This product is distributed by Sigma-Aldrich Co. under the authorization of Biotium, Inc. This product is covered by one or more US patents and corresponding patent claims outside the US patents or pending applications owned or licensed by Biotium, Inc. including without limitation: 12/334,387; 12/607,915; 12/699,778; 12/850,578; 61/454,484. In consideration of the purchase price paid by the buyer, the buyer is hereby granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use only the purchased amount of the product solely for the buyer′s own internal research in a manner consistent with the accompanying product literature. Except as expressly granted herein, the sale of this product does not grant to or convey upon the buyer any license, expressly, by implication or estoppel, under any patent right or other intellectual property right of Biotium, Inc. Buyer shall not resell or transfer this product to any third party, or use the product for any commercial purposes, including without limitation, any diagnostic, therapeutic or prophylactic uses. This product is for research use only. Any other uses, including diagnostic uses, require a separate license from Biotium, Inc. For information on purchasing a license to use this product for purposes other than research, contact Biotium, Inc., 3159 Corporate Place, Hayward, CA 94545, Tel: (510) 265-1027. Fax: (510) 265-1352. Email:
ALEXA FLUOR is a trademark of Life Technologies
CF is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
Mix-n-Stain is a trademark of Biotium, Inc.
Pacific Blue is a trademark of Life Technologies


Unless otherwise stated in our catalog or other company documentation accompanying the product(s), our products are intended for research use only and are not to be used for any other purpose, which includes but is not limited to, unauthorized commercial uses, in vitro diagnostic uses, ex vivo or in vivo therapeutic uses or any type of consumption or application to humans or animals.





Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 3 - Met. Corr. 1

Storage Class

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials




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