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An Overview of Fluorescence Microscopy
An Overview of Fluorescence Microscopy
In the 1670s, Dutch scientist Antonie Von Leeuwenhoek first discovered microbial life forms ...
In the 1670s, Dutch scientist Antonie Von Leeuwenhoek first discovered microbial life forms through his simple light microscope, a finding that would initiate a revolution in the field of ...
CF® Dyes. What started it all? Part 2. The Chemistry of Fluorescence
CF® Dyes. What started it all? Part 2. The Chemistry of Fluorescence
Fei Mao, PhD. CEO, CSO and Co-Founder of Biotium Welcome back! In Part 1 of this blog series we briefly explored the history of fluorescent dyes. ...
What Does Vaping Vitamin E Acetate Do To Your Lungs?
What Does Vaping Vitamin E Acetate Do To Your Lungs?
Concerns over the impacts of vaping on public health have been steadily growing over the last decade. However, it wasn’t until August 2019 when ...
CF® Dyes. What started it all? Part 1. A History of Fluorescence
CF® Dyes. What started it all? Part 1. A History of Fluorescence
Here at Biotium, we pride ourselves in delivering innovative fluorescent solutions that fuel scientific breakthroughs. From immunofluorescence to ...
Your Go-To Guide for Protein Stains
Your Go-To Guide for Protein Stains
From pink to blue to near-IR, protein stains come in a wide variety of colors. As protein biologists, these stains play a crucial role in our ...
Microbe Puzzle
Microbe Puzzle
Take a break and test your microbiology knowledge with our Microbe Acrostic puzzle! Instructions: An acrostic is similar to a crossword puzzle, ...
Happy anniversary, NucView®! A decade of real-time apoptosis detection
Happy anniversary, NucView®! A decade of real-time apoptosis detection
img.attachment-post-thumbnail.size-post-thumbnail.wp-post-image {display: none;} NucView® technology: A decade of real-time apoptosis detection ...
The Application of Toxins and Poisons in Cell and Molecular Biology
The Application of Toxins and Poisons in Cell and Molecular Biology
In nature, countless species have evolved to produce compounds that give them a distinct evolutionary advantage. Often, they come in the form of ...
The Chemist Tool Kit
The Chemist Tool Kit
Key Lab Instruments Used in Making Your Fluorescent Dyes Bustling pumps, beeping monitors, and flashing red and green lights; you might feel like ...
Making Colors In The Chem Lab
Making Colors In The Chem Lab
Working in the chemistry R&D lab at Biotium is…. How should I put this? A very COLORFUL job! When you specialize in designing fluorescent ...
12 years later: Viability PCR using PMA and PMAxx™ dyes
12 years later: Viability PCR using PMA and PMAxx™ dyes
Biotium developed PMA dye for viability PCR 12 years ago, an advance that has spawned countless publications and contributed to basic research, ...
Nothing left to fear about labeling your antibody with PE, APC, and PerCP
Nothing left to fear about labeling your antibody with PE, APC, and PerCP
Label your antibody with PE, APC, and PerCP like a pro (but without all those columns) The phycobiliproteins R-PE (commonly referred to simply as ...
Safe and Eco-friendly Gel Stains (Happy Earth Day!)
Safe and Eco-friendly Gel Stains (Happy Earth Day!)
Green tips on Gel Safety – Switch-over to the only proven ‘safe’ gel stains! Spring clean – Go Green: April 22nd was ...
On the lookout for artifacts from DAPI and Hoechst in fluorescence microscopy
On the lookout for artifacts from DAPI and Hoechst in fluorescence microscopy
Photoconversion of DAPI and Hoechst Usually the first step of fluorescence imaging of cells is to focus on DAPI- or Hoechst-stained nuclei ...
Switching from agar plates to v-PCR for bacteria viability testing – What you need to know
Switching from agar plates to v-PCR for bacteria viability testing – What you need to know
Switching from culturing to v-PCR for bacteria viability testing The problem with plating Counting the number of living bacteria in a sample is a ...