Regular instrument calibration and adjustment are required for high-precision imaging of fluorescent probes, particularly in multicolor applications such as confocal laser scanning microscopy that involve multiple exposures, repetitive scans, or three-dimensional sectioning.
We offer a range Molecular Probes calibration products to help you achieve optimum performance from your imaging system:
Imaging dye standards
Fluorescence intensities are influenced by a variety of sampler- and instrument-related parameters. Consequently, comparisons between data acquired on different instruments or with long intervals (several days or more) between measurements must be made with reference to standard fluorescent materials.
FocalCheck Calibration Beads
Our Molecular Probes FocalCheck fluorescent microspheres are specifically designed for examining the alignment, sensitivity, and stability of confocal laser scanning microscopes. Several different multicolored configurations of fluorescent ring stains and/or contrasting fluorescent stains are available. The sharp ring stains produce a striking visual representation of instrument misalignment or other aberrations, making them ideal reference standards.
FocalCheck Test Slides
|FocalCheck fluorescence microscope test slides are specifically designed for calibrating fluorescence microscope systems and evaluating system and filter performance. Each slide contains 10 sample areas coated with proprietary fluorescent microspheres designed specifically for microscopy applications.
InSpeck and TetraSpeck Microspheres
InSpeck Microscope Image Intensity Calibration Kits contain microsphere suspensions for use as fluorescence intensity reference standards.
FluoCells Prepared Slides
FluoCells prepared microscope slides contain multilabeled cell or cryosection preparations for observation by epifluorescence or confocal microscopy. The multicolor staining in these cell preparations results in stunning, publication-quality images. The slides are especially useful for setting up microscopes and camera systems, and for assessing the capabilities of optical filter sets.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.