Bio-Rad Technical Note Compares Flamingo Fluorescent Gel Stain to Other Fluorescent Stains
Product News Jul 25, 2008
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. has announced the availability of a technical note (tech note 5705A) comparing the sensitivity and protein-to-protein consistency of Bio-Rad’s Flamingo™ fluorescent gel stain to other fluorescent protein stains.
Of the protein stains tested, it is demonstrated that Flamingo fluorescent gel stain results in the most intense fluorescent signal when scanned with a laser imager.
The Company says that the Flamingo stain is also shown to offer the lowest limit of detection and linearity over the widest range of quantities with visible light laser scanning, and shows the best sensitivity with UV transillumination, provided that a relatively long exposure time is used.
SYPRO Ruby, Flamingo and Krypton stains all exhibit relatively low protein-to-protein staining variability, with the Flamingo stain showing the lowest average deviation.
Flamingo stain is primarily intended for scientists who image 1-D and 2-D protein gels with laser imagers such as Bio-Rad’s PharosFX™ system. If the concerns of the scientist choosing a stain are sensitivity, linearity, and protein-to-protein consistency, Flamingo stain is clearly demonstrated to be the preferred one.