Qdot 605 probe is an excellent red-fluorescent label with outstanding brightness and photostability for imaging and flow cytometry applications. With an emission maximum of ~605 nm, Qdot 605 probe can be excited using 350, 488, 561, or 594 nm laser lines or standard TRITC filter. Optimum imaging results with brighter signals are achieved with a Qdot 605 filter or light cube.
Made from nanocrystals of semiconductor material, Qdot probes are broadly compatible with standard fluorescence techniques, but there are some novel aspects to their use that can be optimized to obtain the best possible results. In general they have an extremely broad excitation range and narrow emission with a large Stokes shift. Optimal brightness is generally achieved using a specific Qdot filter.