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Simplified Stem Cell Imaging—FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station

  • Simple—collect images in no time with an intuitive user interface
  • Practical—print cell images and place them in your notebook
  • Accessible—capture fluorescent cell images at your bench, not in the darkroom


Designed in collaboration with fluorescence microscope users, the FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station integrates microscope optics, a wide-screen LCD monitor, an onboard computer, camera, and software to capture high-quality three-color fluorescent cell images right at your bench in just a few clicks of the mouse.

The FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station features three fluorescence channels that correspond to the wavelengths of the most commonly used dyes (DAPI, FITC, and Texas Red® dye) and fluorescent proteins used in stem cell research, as well as a relief phase-contrast channel—each available with the click of a mouse. The open-stage design makes it easy for users to image slides, multi-well culture dishes, or even T-75 flasks, facilitating quick visual checks of stem cell cultures. And because the FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station incorporates an ambient-light shield, it can sit right on your lab bench, not in some distant darkroom. An accessory printer may also be purchased that produces adhesive-backed images for your notebook.

The FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station offers fast results, with no warm-up or cool-down periods required and no confusing changeable filters to manage. Additionally, the intuitive software interface was designed with easy-to-use image capture and processing functions and access to detailed information on over 160 cell-imaging reagents in 20 application areas, including sample images of stained cells and step-by-step protocols.

 

 Figure 1. Live H9 human embryonic stem cells were cultured in a 24-well dish and stained with alkaline phosphatase indicator (green) for pluripotency and NucBlue™ Live Cell Stain. Stained cells were imaged on the FLoid™ Cell Imaging Station.

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

Ordering Information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
4471136 FLoid® Cell Imaging Station 1 each USD 18,900.00

New ABfinity™ Recombinant Antibodies for Analyzing Stem Cells

  • ABfinity™ stem cell recombinant antibodies are screened to be sensitive and specific
  • Consistent performance for your assays
  • Consistent product from lot to lot


ABfinity™ recombinant rabbit antibodies are produced from specific recombinant clones, so antibody performance is consistent over time. Lot-to-lot variability, commonly a problem with polyclonal products, is minimized with ABfinity™ antibodies.

Over the past year we have released several new ABfinity™ recombinant antibodies to support stem cell research. These antibodies recognize both internal and external targets in several different stem cell types. In addition to the monoclonal versions, we offer oligoclonal versions of several of these specificities. Oligoclonal ABfinity™ products are a mixture of recombinant monoclonal antibodies and offer the improved signal strength you get with polyclonal antibodies, combined with the highly reproducible results you get from monoclonals.

 

 Figure 2. Immunocytochemical analysis of HeLa cells incubated with Hiwi Rabbit Recombinant Oligoclonal Antibody and stained with (a) Alexa Fluor® 488 goat anti-rabbit (green); (b) DAPI nuclear stain (blue); and (c) Alexa Fluor® 594 phalloidin actin stain (red). (d) A composite image from all three fluorescent channels.


ABfinity™ Stem Cell Antibody Selection Guide

Description Stem cell target Validation* Monoclonal Cat. No. Oligoclonal Cat. No.
 E-Cadherin Embryonic stem cells WB/ICC 701134 710161
 Rex1 Embryonic stem cells Assay/WB/ICC 701159 710190
 Integrin alpha 6 Embryonic stem cells Assay/WB/ICC 701178 710209
 LMO2 Hemangioblasts Assay/WB/ICC -- 710187
 Runx1 Hemangioblasts Assay/WB/ICC 701202 710233
 Hiwi Hematopoietic cells Assay/WB/ICC 701177 710208
 GATA2 Hematopoietic cells Assay/WB/ICC -- 710242
 PDGFR-alpha Mesenchymal stem cellsWB/ICC 701142 710169
 Adiponectin Mesenchymal stem cellsAssay/WB/ICC 701148 710179
 FABP4 Mesenchymal stem cells Assay/WB/ICC 701158 710189
 Nucleostemin Neural stem cells Assay/WB/ICC 701157 710188
 PitX3 Neural stem cells Assay/WB/ICC 701181 710212
 Musashi-1 Neural stem cells Assay/WB/ICC -- 710237
 Pax 3 Retinal cells Assay/WB/ICC 701147 710178

*WB = Western blot, ICC = Immunocytochemistry

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

Human-Expressed BMP-4, activin A, and TPO With High Bioactivity

Gibco® recombinant proteins offer:

  • High biological activity
  • High purity
  • Proven compatibility with Gibco® media

 
We have recently released BMP-4, activin A, and TPO manufactured using a human expression system. This helps ensure that the resulting proteins are highly bioactive, with the same processing as normally seen in the native human protein.

Gibco® cytokines and growth factors are high-purity recombinant proteins with high bioactivity. Gibco® growth factors are of the highest quality because each protein is analyzed for purity along with structural homogeneity to help ensure a biologically active protein is produced. And Gibco® cytokines and growth factors have been bioassayed with Gibco® media. Get your cytokines and growth factors from the media company you use and trust.

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

Order Gibco® Cytokines & Growth Factors

Sku Name Size Price Qty
PHC9533 BMP4 Recombinant Human Protein 1 mg USD 5,840.00
PHC9531 BMP4 Recombinant Human Protein 100 µg USD 1,838.00
PHC9534 BMP4 Recombinant Human Protein 10 µg USD 187.00
PHC9563 Activin A Recombinant Human Protein 1 mg USD 7,400.00
PHC9561 Activin A Recombinant Human Protein 100 µg USD 2,405.00
PHC9564 Activin A Recombinant Human Protein 10 µg USD 297.00
PHC9513 TPO (Thrombopoietin), Recombinant Human Protein 1 mg USD 5,730.00
PHC9511 TPO (Thrombopoietin), Recombinant Human Protein 100 µg USD 1,838.00
PHC9514 TPO (Thrombopoietin), Recombinant Human Protein 10 µg USD 187.00

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