Opti-Klear™ Live Cell Imaging Buffer with DAPI (1X)

Product ID: M2919

Unit SizePriceQuantity 
10mL/1X concentrate
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An ideal substitute for growth media for all extended live cell imaging sessions plus dead cell nuclear counterstain.

HEPES based imaging buffer formulated to lower background fluorescence, maintain proper pH and osmolarity for hours at 37°, provide an energy source and preserve fluorescent signals. Contains DAPI to indicate dead cells. Shipped as 1X sterile filtered solution.

Technical Data
SKU M2919
Unit Size 10mL/1X concentrate
Storage Conditions 2-8C, Protect From Light

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