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Dead cells often give false positive results, as they tend to bind non-specifically to many reagents. Therefore, removing dead cells from your flow cytometry data is a critical step to ensure accurate results and analysis. Molecular Probes® cell viability assays for flow cytometry help researchers distinguish live and dead cell populations more accurately than only using forward and side scatter characteristics. These products offer:

  • A broad range of color options, compatible with most instrument configurations
  • Different types of viability assays, designed to fit your experimental design

See also viability assays for fluorescence imaging and microplates

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  • LIVE/DEAD® Fixable Dead Cell Stain Kits
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  • SYTOX® Dead Cell Stains
  • Classic DNA-binding dead cell stains
  • CellTrace™ Calcein AM dyes
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  • Membrane Integrity Viability Kits
  • Metabolic Activity Viability Kits
  • Bacterial Membrane Potential Kits
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  • Membrane Integrity Yeast Viability Kit
  • Metabolic Activity Yeast Viability Kit

See other related viability assays for flow cytometry:

Apoptosis & viability scientific posters