Optimized for use in bacterial cells, our BacLight™ series of bacterial viability and vitality assays for flow cytometry allow clear separation of living and dead cells based on various cellular characteristics. Due to the inherent differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, specialized dyes must be used to differentiate live and dead cell populations in bacteria.
- Ease of use—Staining in 5–10 minutes with no wash steps.
- Specific—Different colors for live and dead cells allows easy separation even in mixed populations.
- Reliable—Consistent results regardless of bacterial species
- Versitile—Also compatible with other detection platforms, including fluorescent microscopes, fluorometers and microplate readers