Our dye coupled antibodies are shipped at room temperature. After shipment they should be stored at 4 °C for short time periods. For extended time periods we recommend to aliquot the dyes and to store them at -20 °C to -80 °C.
Repeated freeze-thaw cycles should be avoided !
The exact concentration of the antibodies has to be determined empirically for every type of sample.
However, we recommend to use a dilution of 1:50 up to 1:200 as a starting point.
The products do not contain preservatives like azides or thimerosal.
Many Abberior dyes are already available as hydrazides. If you are interested in these dyes or a custom product, please send us your request and we will do our best to provide you with a suitable solution.
In addition to our regular products displayed on our webpage we can provide additional products as antibodies with different specificities. However, since this requires a special production additional costs for custom production have to be charged.
All Abberior dyes sold for use in STED microscopy can equally well be applied in confocal microscopy. In fact, a good STED dye also makes a good dye for confocal microscopy.
Currently we sell our products directly from our headquarters in Goettingen, Germany.