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CS&T Research Beads

BD FACSuite™ CS&T Research Beads

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BD FACSuite™ CS&T research beads (CS&T research beads) are designed for use on BD™ flow cytometers running BD FACSuite™ software. The beads enable the software to automatically run performance QC (daily) and characterization QC (every six months). CS&T research beads are dyed with fluorochromes which are excited by the cytometer’s lasers. The beads emit fluorescence in detectors used for the following fluorochromes.

BD FACSuite™
Phosphate buffered saline with BSA and 0.1% sodium azide.
Flow cytometry


Store vials at 2°C to 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.

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Citations & References
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Development References (7)

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  5. Hoffman RA. Robinson JP et al, ed. Current Protocols in Cytometry. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Inc; 2005:Unit1-3.
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Global - Refer to manufacturer's instructions for use and related User Manuals and Technical data sheets before using this products as described

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.