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9000 Series Glass Particle Standards Thermo Scientific™

Replace polystyrene spheres in many applications with Thermo Scientific™ 9000 Series Glass Particle Standards, dry glass NIST™-traceable size standards. Glass microspheres can be used in any application that requires a NIST™-traceable size standard with a narrow size distribution where sample conditions may not be suitable for polystyrene spheres. The glass microspheres provide a better tolerance to chemicals and solvents in addition to higher mechanical and thermal stability.

Cell Culture Contamination Detection Kit Invitrogen™

The Cell Culture Contamination Detection Kit is a simple and effective procedure for screening tissue cultures for contamination by microorganisms. The kit not only detects contaminants, but it also identifies the contaminant type. Three fluorescent dyes distinctly stain yeast (and other fungi), gram-positive and gram negative bacteria by slide preparation.

Dyed Red Aqueous Fluorescent Particles Thermo Scientific™

Improve sensitivity and detectability for analytical methods with Thermo Scientific™ Fluoro-Max Red Aqueous Fluorescent Particles, microsphere suspensions that are internally dyed and feature bright, high-contrast colors.

5000 Series 0.31μm to 0.93μm Polymer Particle Suspensions Thermo Scientific™

Meet the need for particulate materials with a variety of particle sizes and properties with Thermo Scientific™ 5000 Series Polymer Particle Suspensions, of special interest for research in light scattering, microporous filter checking and aerosol particle generation.

CD137L (4-1BBL) Human ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit Invitrogen™

The Human CD137L (4-1BBL) Simplex ProcartaPlex Kit measures CD137L (4-1BBL) protein and is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one buffer kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

About ProcartaPlex Assays for the Luminex Platform

ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate all protein targets simultaneously using a Luminex instrument. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

More results per sample—measure multiple protein targets simultaneously in a single 25–50 µL sample

Well-established Luminex technology—highly referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

ProcartaPlex assays utilize Luminex xMAP (multianalyte profiling) technology for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of up to 65 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample from plasma, serum, cell culture supernatants, and other bodily fluids.

The Luminex beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detection systems (e.g. Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a multiplexed assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex multiplex panels are available in multiple formats across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine). Visit thermofisher.com/procartaplex for more information, including a comprehensive list of individual protein targets.

GeneBLAzer™ AVPR2-CRE-bla CHO-K1 Cells Thermo Scientific™

GeneBLAzer® AVPR2 CRE-bla CHO-K1 cells contain the human Arginine Vasopressin 2 (AVPR2) receptor stably integrated into the CellSensor® CRE-bla CHO-K1 cell line. CellSensor® CRE-bla CHO-K1 cells (Cat. no. K1535) contain a beta-lactamase reporter gene under control of the Cyclic AMP Response Element (CRE) response element.

The GeneBLAzer® AVPR2 CRE-bla CHO-K1 cells are functionally validated for Z' and EC50 concentrations of dDAVP. In addition, GeneBLAzer® AVPR2 CRE-bla CHO-K1 cells have been tested for assay performance under variable conditions. These data are found in the Validation & Assay Performance Summary.

Agonists and antagonists of the AVPR2 receptors are in various stages of clinical trials for the treatment of hypertension and as diuretics.

For Academic pricing please login or contact us at discoverysciences@invitrogen.com.

SARS-CoV-2 Spike (Trimer) Ig Total Human ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit Invitrogen™

The Human SARS-CoV-2 Spike (trimer) Ig Total Simplex ProcartaPlex Kit measures anti-SARS-CoV-2 Spike (trimer) antibodies in serum and plasma. The detector antibody is an Immunoglobulin (Ig) Total antibody directly conjugated to phycoerythrin (PE) that cross-reacts with all Ig (IgG, IgM, and IgA) in serum and plasma. IgG is the most abundant of the immunoglobulins.

This kit is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits from the Coronavirus Panel so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one Viral Reagent kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

About ProcartaPlex assays for the Luminex platform
ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate all protein targets simultaneously using a Luminex instrument. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

Reproducible, reliable results—validated as a panel to the highest industry standard, including protein target combinability and cross-reactivity testing
More results per sample—measure multiple protein targets simultaneously in a single 25–50 µL sample
Well-established Luminex technology—the most referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

ProcartaPlex assays utilize Luminex xMAP (multianalyte profiling) technology for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of up to 80 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample—from plasma, serum, cell culture supernatants, and other bodily fluids.

The Luminex MagPlex superparamagnetic microsphere beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create 100 spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detection systems (Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX systems). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a multiplexed assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a magnetic bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex multiplex panels are available in multiple formats across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine). Visit thermofisher.com/procartaplex for more information and available products.

CD44 Human ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit Invitrogen™

The Human CD44 Simplex ProcartaPlex Kit measures CD44 protein and is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one buffer kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

About ProcartaPlex Assays for the Luminex Platform

ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate all protein targets simultaneously using a Luminex instrument. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

More results per sample—measure multiple protein targets simultaneously in a single 25–50 µL sample

Well-established Luminex technology—highly referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

ProcartaPlex assays utilize Luminex xMAP (multianalyte profiling) technology for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of up to 65 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample from plasma, serum, cell culture supernatants, and other bodily fluids.

The Luminex beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detection systems (e.g. Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a multiplexed assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex multiplex panels are available in multiple formats across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine).

Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles Thermo Scientific™

Achieve maximum reactivity in many diagnostic applications with Thermo Scientific™ Opti-Bind™ Polystyrene Sulfate Particles for use in turbidimetric/nephelometric assays, slide agglutination assays, chemiluminescent assays and in clinical diagnostics and molecular biology applications. Particles can be used direct from the bottle, without any pre-cleaning.

3K/4K Series Particle Counter Standards Thermo Scientific™

Ensure accurate and convenient calibration of laser particle counters with Thermo Scientific™ 3K/4K Series Particle Counter Standards. Compared with our 3000 and 4000 Series products, this product line is precisely diluted for immediate use in laser particle counters with minimal time-consuming concentration adjustments.

GeneBLAzer™ NMUR1-NFAT-bla CHO-K1 Cells Thermo Scientific™

GeneBLAzer® NMUR1-NFAT-bla CHO-K1 cells contain the human Neuromedin U-25 receptor 1 (NMUR1) stably integrated into the CellSensor® NFAT-bla CHO-K1 cell line. CellSensor® NFAT-bla CHO-K1 cells (Cat. no. K1534) contain a beta-lactamase reporter gene under control of the Nuclear Factor of Activated T-cells (NFAT) response element.

The GeneBLAzer® NMUR1-NFAT-bla CHO-K1 cells are functionally validated for Z' and EC50 concentrations of Neuromedin U-25 In addition, GeneBLAzer® NMUR1-NFAT-bla CHO-K1 cells have been tested for assay performance under variable conditions. These data are found in the Validation & Assay Performance Summary. Division Arrested cells are irreversibly division arrested using a low-dose treatment of Mitomycin C, and have no apparent toxicity or change in cellular signal transduction.

Two receptors for neuromedin U-25 have been identified through various studies and are 50% homologous to each other. The receptors have different patterns of expression; NMUR1 localizes to the peripheral organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, urogenital system, and kidneys. The central nervous system (CNS) was found to express much lower amounts of NMUR1 than the peripheral organ systems. In contrast, NMUR2 is expressed primarily in the CNS. Both receptors are believed to couple to the Gq family of proteins upon ligand binding. The physiological roles for these receptors are unknown, but some recent animal studies have implicated NMUR1 in inflammation and the regulation of body weight and feeding.

For Academic pricing please login or contact us at discoverysciences@invitrogen.com.

SARS-CoV-2 S1 Protein Ig Total Human ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit Invitrogen™

The Human SARS-CoV-2 S1 Protein Ig Total Simplex ProcartaPlex Kit measures anti-SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein antibodies in serum and plasma. The detector antibody is an Immunoglobulin (Ig) Total antibody directly conjugated to phycoerythrin (PE) that cross-reacts with all Ig (IgG, IgM, and IgA) in serum and plasma. IgG is the most abundant of the immunoglobulins.

This kit is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits from the Coronavirus Panel so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one Viral Reagent kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

About ProcartaPlex assays for the Luminex platform
ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate all protein targets simultaneously using a Luminex instrument. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

Reproducible, reliable results—validated as a panel to the highest industry standard, including protein target combinability and cross-reactivity testing
More results per sample—measure multiple protein targets simultaneously in a single 25–50 µL sample
Well-established Luminex technology—the most referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

ProcartaPlex assays utilize Luminex xMAP (multianalyte profiling) technology for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of up to 80 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample—from plasma, serum, cell culture supernatants, and other bodily fluids.

The Luminex MagPlex superparamagnetic microsphere beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create 100 spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detection systems (Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX systems). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a multiplexed assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a magnetic bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex multiplex panels are available in multiple formats across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine). Visit thermofisher.com/procartaplex for more information and available products.

ArrayScan™ Brightfield Module Thermo Scientific™

The Thermo Scientific™ ArrayScan™ Brightfield Module is an affordable option that adds white light illumination to high content screening (HCS) experiments. It allows imaging of unlabeled samples to quantify morphological features and the resulting data can be interleaved with fluorescence data from the same sample. The ArrayScan Brightfield Module has integrated software control to capture, focus, and analyze transmitted light images at single or multiple timepoints.

Features of the ArrayScan Brightfield Module :

• Capture, analyze, and visualize transmitted light images interleaved with fluorescence images
• Label-free detection
• Autofocus in transmitted light mode permitting imaging on multiple plate types, cell lines and magnifications
• Color composites can be used to verify location of fluorescent targets within a cell or organism

The ArrayScan Brightfield Module is fully integrated with the ArrayScan HCA Reader software (Thermo Scientific™ HCS Studio™ Cell Analysis Software) enabling the capture, analysis, and visualization of transmitted light images interleaved with fluorescence images at single or multiple time points.

Carboxyl Latex Beads, 4% w/v, 0.06 µm Invitrogen™

Microspheres (also called latex beads or latex particles) are spherical particles in the colloidal size range that are formed from an amorphous polymer such as polystyrene. Because of the way that the polystyrene chains arrange themselves in the bead, the surface is very hydrophobic in character, making these ideal materials for the adsorption of materials such as proteins.

The carboxyl latex consists of carboxyl charge-stabilized hydrophobic polystyrene microspheres. Only carboxyl groups are present on the particle surface. The particles are the carboxyl analog of the sulfate latexes. The pKa of the carboxyl group is relatively high, and consequently these particles are not suitable for work in acidic media. IDC carboxyl latexes are available in a range of sizes and surface charge densities. They may be used either for physical adsorption of antigens or antibodies, or for covalent coupling of components to the particle surface.

Microspheres Are Available in Many Sizes and Surface Functionalities
25 sizes to choose from—0.02 microns to 16 microns
20 different surface—for ready conjugation to virtually any material
Surfactant free—ultraclean
Various quantities—from milliliter to 500-liter amounts

Key Applications of Microspheres
Instrument calibration (flow cytometry, microscopy, HTS, HCS)
Flow testing (microfluidics, blood flow, water flow, and air flow)
Cell biology tracers (cell differentiation and cell tracing)
Immunoassays (agglutination tests, ELISA, particle capture, and contrast reagents)

Get More Information
Read a technical overview of microspheres and find out about high activity beads, super active beads, specialty beads, and review bead-coupling protocols on the IDC Surfactant-free Latex Beads application page.

We’ll Make a Custom Microsphere Product for You
If you don’t see the microsphere you’re looking for in our stocked list, we’ll make a custom microsphere for you. Our custom conjugation service is efficient and confidential, and we guarantee the quality of our work. We are ISO 9001:2000 certified.

For Research Use Only. Not intended for animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use.

CD30L Human ProcartaPlex™ Simplex Kit Invitrogen™

The Human CD30L Simplex ProcartaPlex Kit measures CD30L protein and is designed to be combinable with other Simplex kits so that you can create your own multiplex panel that utilizes Luminex xMAP technology for protein detection/quantitation. When combining multiple Simplex kits (i.e., when you are not using a pre-configured Multiplex Panel), only one buffer kit (sold separately) is needed for each assay plate regardless of plex size.

About ProcartaPlex Assays for the Luminex Platform

ProcartaPlex immunoassays are based on the principles of a sandwich ELISA, using two highly specific antibodies binding to different epitopes of one protein to quantitate all protein targets simultaneously using a Luminex instrument. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays require as little as 25 µL of plasma or serum, or 50 µL of cell culture supernatant, and just four hours to obtain analyzed results.

More results per sample—measure multiple protein targets simultaneously in a single 25–50 µL sample

Well-established Luminex technology—highly referenced multiplexing platform for protein detection and quantitation

ProcartaPlex assays utilize Luminex xMAP (multianalyte profiling) technology for the simultaneous detection and quantitation of up to 65 protein targets in a single 25–50 µL sample from plasma, serum, cell culture supernatants, and other bodily fluids.

The Luminex beads in the ProcartaPlex assay are internally dyed with precise proportions of red and infrared fluorophores to create spectrally unique signatures that can be identified by the Luminex xMAP detection systems (e.g. Luminex 200, FLEXMAP 3D, and MAGPIX). Similar to a sandwich ELISA, the ProcartaPlex assay uses matched antibody pairs to identify the protein of interest. In a multiplexed assay, each spectrally unique bead is labeled with antibodies specific for a single target protein, and bound proteins are identified with biotinylated antibodies and streptavidin–R-phycoerythrin (RPE). The conjugation of protein-specific antibodies to a distinct bead allows for analysis of multiple targets in a single well.

The most significant difference between a ProcartaPlex assay and ELISA is that the capture antibody in the ProcartaPlex assay is conjugated to a bead and not adsorbed to the microplate well, so the ProcartaPlex assay reagents are free-floating in the solution. For detection, the Luminex 200 instrument, for example, contains two lasers, one to distinguish the spectral signature of each bead and the second to quantify the amount of RPE fluorescence, which is proportional to the amount of protein present in the sample. ProcartaPlex multiplex assays can profile more target proteins using significantly less sample in the same time that it takes to perform a traditional sandwich ELISA.

ProcartaPlex multiplex panels are available in multiple formats across six species (human, mouse, rat, nonhuman primate, porcine, and canine). Visit thermofisher.com/procartaplex for more information, including a comprehensive list of individual protein targets.
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