Custom Multicolor Panels

Delivering Custom Multicolor Panels

The BD Biosciences Custom Technology Team (CTT) works with clients to make both qualitative and quantitative multicolor antibody cocktails for flow cytometry–based immunophenotyping and cell analysis.

These products include conjugated antibodies, compensation controls, buffers, and protocol guidelines. Optimized multicolor flow cytometry cocktails can streamline sample preparation, acquisition, and analysis, and improve standardization between experiments.

Several versatile manufacturing and packaging solutions for custom products are offered to meet specific research needs.

BD Horizon™ Dri Multicolor Cocktails

BD offers dried products for flow cytometry, including reagents and control cells. Designed for specific experiment requirements, BD Horizon Dri Multicolor Cocktails are pre-aliquoted formats which can reduce variability between experiments, making these reagents ideal choices for multisite or longitudinal studies. A wide variety of reagents and dyes are available for cocktailing, including BD Horizon Brilliant™ dye reagents.* BD Horizon Dri Multicolor Cocktails also have an extended shelf life compared to liquid reagents with stability of ≥1 year when stored at room temperature (4-27ºC). In addition, researchers can easily incorporate these dried down reagents into automated workflow processes, providing greater consistency, precision, standardization and improved lab efficiency.

Lyophilized Products

BD offers lyophilized products for flow cytometry, including reagents and control cells. Designed for specific experiment requirements, lyophilized reagents in pre-aliquoted formats can reduce variability between experiments, making these reagents ideal choices for multisite or longitudinal studies. Lyophilized reagents also have an extended shelf life compared to liquid reagents. In addition, researchers can easily incorporate lyophilized reagents into automated workflow processes, providing greater consistency and improved lab efficiency.

Researchers simply add sample—cells, blood, or other liquids—to rehydrate the biomolecules, and immediately begin experimental analysis. Lyophilized products can be packaged in many formats such as tubes, plates, and single vials.