Discover the Difference of Brilliant Tools

Simplify the complex world of flow cytometry with proven tools and brilliantly bright dyes to support your research. As the leader in multicolor flow for over 40 years, BD offers more fluorochrome options with the antibodies that you need, tools to support your research and educational seminars with the BD Horizon™ Tour.

Discover the difference that BD multicolor flow solutions can make for your research.


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BD Horizon Brilliant™ Dyes

The BD Horizon Brilliant™ unique polymer dyes were developed from pioneering polymer dye technology acquired from Sirigen Ltd. These unique dyes are brighter than conventional dyes, with equivalent background—a breakthrough in the field.

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BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue Dyes

More brilliance for the blue laser. Optimally resolve dim populations with brighter options for the blue laser.

  • BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 515 (BB515): Brighter than FITC
  • BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 700 (BB700): Brighter than PerCP-Cy™5.5

Get your free sample of BD Horizon™ BB700 today.

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BD Horizon Brilliant™ Violet Dyes

Fully utilize your violet laser by incorporating BD Horizon Brilliant Violet dyes in your experiment. This family of dyes includes some of the brightest available for flow cytometry, enabling optimal resolution of dim populations.

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BD Horizon Brilliant™ Ultraviolet Dyes

Utilization of these BD Horizon Brilliant Ultraviolet dyes enables markers to be spread across more laser lines, reducing overall compensation in the panel.

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BD Horizon™ Brilliant Stain Buffer

When conjugates are used with this innovative proprietary staining buffer, the combined formulation resolves possible dye-to-dye interactions for consistently predictable results, thus helping you resolve rare and dim cell populations more easily and precisely.

Promotions are available for both, the new BD Horizon™ Brilliant Stain Buffer Plus and the BD Horizon Brilliant Stain Buffer.

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BD OptiBuild™ Custom Reagents

BD OptiBuild™ custom reagents offer more fluorochrome options with the antibodies you need. Whether you want to minimize compensation or add new markers to complex experiments, BD OptiBuild reagents provide flexibility to evaluate new colors and simplify your panel design.

Unlike traditional large scale, expensive custom conjugates, these reagents come in convenient 50-µg vials and can be ordered the same way as any catalog reagent. Your products are made on demand, and usually ship in less than 72 hours.*

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BD Horizon™ Guided Panel Solution (GPS)

Panel design can be a difficult and time-consuming process but is essential to obtaining good data. The BD Horizon™ Guided Panel Solution (GPS) provides a guided workflow for reagent selection based on the principles of panel design. This tool will help you streamline the panel design process and avoid reagent selections that may negatively affect population resolution.

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Educational Resources

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Training and e-Learning

To help customers take full and immediate advantage of their BD products’ capabilities, BD Biosciences offers training for instruments, software and applications. The wide range of product courses includes hands-on, instructor led training, as well as e-learning in instructor led virtual classrooms, self-paced study and online webinars.

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*US shipping time is typically overnight. Shipping times vary by region according to shipping schedules.
Since production of BD OptiBuild reagents begins immediately after order placement, pending orders cannot be canceled.

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