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CS&T RUO Beads
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BD™ CS&T RUO beads allow the software to automatically characterize, track, and report performance measurements of supported BD flow cytometers. The beads are dyed with fluorochromes which are excited by the cytometer’s lasers.

Preparation And Storage

Store vials at 2°C–8°C and protect from light. Do not freeze. The beads are stable until the date shown on the vial label when stored as directed. Do not use after the expiration date. Some of the dyes used to manufacture the beads are very light sensitive. Fluorescence intensity levels can change if the beads are exposed to light. After dilution, the beads are stable for: – 8 hours at 15°C–25°C or – 24 hours at 2°C–8°C when protected from light.

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Citations & References
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Development References (7)

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  2. Chase ES, Hoffman RA. Resolution of dimly fluorescent particles: a practical measure of fluorescence sensitivity. Cytometry. 1998; 33:267-279. (Biology).
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Comparisons, where applicable, are made against older BD Technology, manual methods or are general performance claims.  Comparisons are not made against non-BD technologies, unless otherwise noted.

For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. 


Although not required, these products are manufactured in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices.