Which stains are compatible with the C1?
Although our standard protocols list only the LIVE/DEAD® Cell Viability Assay as a method to stain cells, several other dyes are compatible with the C1 system. These dyes include:
- Calcein AM
- CellTracker™ Green and Orange
- Hoechst Ethidium homodimer-1
Some stains are known to absorb into PDMS when used as a free molecule. We recommend avoiding these dyes for staining on the C1 system:
- Hydrophobic dyes
- FITC (fluorescein isothiocyanate)
- APC (allophycocyanin)
- Free rhodamine and TRITC
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