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Explore our broad portfolio of high-quality dyes and conjugates that can help expand your experimental design options. To power our BD FACSymphony™ family of instruments to do high-parameter flow cytometry, we offer small-scale conjugations between virtually any dye and any clone in our catalog. We also offer access to prototype dyes that are exclusive to BD, and we can conjugate our dyes to customer-provided materials. 




Custom Conjugates

The BD catalog contains over 18,000 unique antibody-dye combinations for flow cytometry, including the BD Horizon Brilliant™ Reagents. However, we know that your research sometimes requires a unique combination that is not readily available. The BD customs program can provide any conjugation you need within our portfolio of fluorescent dyes and antibodies, with all the same configurable specifications.


Are you developing your own antibodies in house or sourcing antibody content that BD does not have? Send us your antibodies! BD Biosciences will conjugate your antibodies to our wide array of fluorochromes, including our BD Horizon Brilliant™ Dyes.*


To inquire about bulk quantities of a catalog product or purified antibodies, email us at


Once you have submitted a request, please allow up to two business days to receive a preliminary quotation. Production lead times and minimum order quantities are dependent on the reagent you choose.


Format: Dried, Lyophilized, Liquid 
Packaging: Tubes, Vials 
Minimum order size: 0.05 mg if BD materials, 2 mg if customer provided material


*Not all isotypes and antibodies will apply




Below is the list of fluorochromes currently available for custom conjugation. Our team of experienced chemists can address any additional configuration or special requirements to deliver the product you need.




Excitation Laser Line Channel Fluorochrome Ex-max (nm) Em-max (nm) Relative Brightness
UV 1 BD Horizon™ BUV395 348 395
2 BD Horizon™ BUV496 351 491
3 BD Horizon™ BUV563 351 560
4 BD Horizon™ BUV615 350 611
5 BD Horizon™ BUV661 351 653
6 BD Horizon™ BUV737 350 737
7 BD Horizon™ BUV805 351 803
Violet 8 BD Horizon™ BV421 407 421
BD Horizon™ V450 404 448
Pacific Blue™ 401 452
9 BD Horizon™ BV480 436 478
BD Horizon™ V500 415 500
BD Horizon™ BV510 405 510
10 BD Horizon™ BV570 407 574
11 BD Horizon™ BV605 407 602
12 BD Horizon™ BV650 407 650
13 BD Horizon™ BV711 407 711
14 BD Horizon™ BV7SO 407 745
15 BD Horizon™ BV786 407 786
Blue 16 BD Horizon™ BB515 490 515
Alexa Fluor™ 488 495 519
FITC 494 520
17 BD Horizon™ BB630-P2 484 614
18 BD Horizon™ BB660-P2 476 658
19 PerCP-Cy5.5** 482 676
PerC** 482 678
BD Horizon™ BB700 476 695
20 HD Horizon™ BB755-P 477 758
21 BD Horizon™ BB790-P 474 795
Yellow-Green 22 PE* 496.564 578
BD Horizon™ BYG584-P 563 583
23 BD Horizon™ PE-CF594* 496.564 612
24 PE-Cy5* 496.564 667
25 PE-Cy7* 496.564 778
Red 26 APC 650 660
Alexa Fluor™ 647 650 668
27 BD Horizon™ APC-R700 652 706
BD Horizon™ Red 718 695 718
Alexa Fluor™ 700 696 719
28 APC-Cy7 650 779
BD® APC H7 650 782

*Excited by 488 nm, 532 nm and 561 nm lasers.

**Excited by 488 nm and 561 nm lasers. BUV, BD Horizon Brilliant™ UV; BV, BD Horizon Brilliant Violet™; BB, BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue; BYG, BD Horizon Brilliant™ Yellow-Green



Prototypes of BD Horizon Brilliant™ Dyes (-P)

BD Life Sciences is committed to continuing to develop new BD Horizon Brilliant™ Dyes across various laser lines to improve the spectral properties of dyes and minimize the need for compensation in higher-order panels.


These prototype (-P) dyes have reached initial quality specifications but may undergo additional development that could result in minor performance changes. Any significant changes to the structure of the dye to optimize performance will be appropriately communicated to customers.


Class 1 Laser Product. For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Alexa Fluor and Pacific Blue are trademarks of Life Technologies Corporation. 

CF is a trademark of Biotium, Inc. 

Cy is a trademark of Global Life Sciences Solutions Germany GmbH or an affiliate doing business as Cytiva.