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What are the advantages of Mix-n-Stain™ kits over Invitrogen’s Zenon® antibody labeling kits?

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  1. Unlike Zenon, Mix-n-Stain™ labeling covalently attaches the dye to the antibody, eliminating dye transfer or diffusion between antibodies during multi-color staining.
  2. Mix-n-Stain™ conjugates are stable for at least 6 months in storage buffer, whereas Zenon complexes must be used within 30 minutes.
  3. Mix-n-Stain™ conjugates are less bulky because the dyes are directly linked to the antibody, unlike Zenon conjugates which use antibody fragments.
  4. No post-staining fixation is required with Mix-n-Stain™.
  5. Unlike Zenon, Mix-n-Stain labeling is not species-specific.

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