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Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi Antibody Labeling Kits, 1 mg Labeling

The simplicity and convenience of Mix-n-Stain™ labeling, for conjugation of 1 mg IgG with our CF® Dyes or other dyes.

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Product Description

Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi Antibody Labeling Kits allow you to rapidly label 1 mg of IgG with one of our next-generation CF® Dyes or other label.

  • Rapid, simple, covalent antibody conjugation
  • No purification required after labeling
  • Reaction takes only 30 minutes, with minimal hands-on time
  • Wide selection of our next-gen CF® Dyes and other dyes
  • One labeling reaction of 1 mg IgG per kit

Kit Components

  • Reaction Buffer
  • Lyophilized Reactive Dye
  • Quenching Buffer
Download the Product Information Sheet (PI) for detailed instructions.

Unrivaled Convenience

Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi Antibody Labeling Kits allow you to rapidly label 1 mg of IgG with one of our next-generation CF® Dyes or other label. Simply mix your antibody with the reaction buffer and optimally formulated dye provided, followed by a 30 minute incubation and addition of the provided stop buffer. Any remaining free dye or other label is no longer reactive at the end of the labeling, so the conjugate is ready for staining without further purification. Note the labeling protocol and buffer requirements for the Maxi kits differ from our original micro-scale Mix-n-Stain™ kits, see the Reaction Compatibility Chart below.

After the reaction, the antibody will be labeled with an average of 4-6 dye molecules per antibody molecule. Mix-n-Stain™ labeling is covalent, so labeled antibodies can be used for multiplex staining without transfer of dyes/labels between antibodies.

Superior CF® Dyes

These kits feature a choice of Biotium’s next-generation CF® Dyes, which were designed for advantages in brightness and photostability compared to Alexa Fluor®, DyLight®, and other fluorescent dyes. Learn more about CF® Dyes. We also offer kits for labeling with Cyanine 555, Cyanine 647, or fluorescein/FITC. See Ordering Information below.

Choose the Right Kit for Your Application

These kits are optimized for a single labeling reaction with 1 mg of IgG. Mix-n-Stain™ kits are not designed to be used for multiple labeling reactions. For smaller-scale conjugation, see our original Mix‑n‑Stain™ CF® Dye Antibody Labeling Kits; original Mix-n-Stain™ kits also have greater tolerance for antibody buffer additives, and provide special protocols for labeling antibodies in buffer with BSA or in ascites fluid. The kits are not recommended for labeling IgM antibodies, which may denature under the reaction conditions.

Mix-n-Stain™ kits can be used to label other proteins, however, the degree of labeling (DOL, or number of dye molecules per antibody) may not be optimal, and the kits are not designed to allow for DOL measurement after labeling. For performing reactions to optimize DOL for your antibody or application, we recommend using our CF® Dye SE Protein Labeling Kits. The kits include everything you need to perform controlled conjugation reactions and post-labeling purification, as well as detailed instructions and correction factors for determining DOL for CF® Dyes.

Learn about all of our Mix-n-Stain™ and protein labeling options, or see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.

Reaction Compatibility for Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi Antibody Labeling Kits, 1 mg Labeling

Sodium azideCompatible
Glycerol ≤ 10%: Compatible
Glycerol > 10%:Compatible after ultrafiltration*
Tris ≤20 mMCompatible
Tris >20 mMCompatible after ultrafiltration*
GlycineCompatible after ultrafiltration*
BSA or gelatinNot compatible; purify antibody**
Serum, cell culture supernatant, or ascites fluidNot compatible; purify antibody**
* Ultrafiltration vials are sold separately (catalog no. 22004).
** Protocol/reagents for antibody purification not provided.

Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi Ordering Information

ConjugationEx/EmLabeling sizeCatalog No.Dye Features
CF®350347/448 nm1 mg92420CF®350 Features
CF®405S404/431 nm1 mg92421CF®405S Features
CF®405M408/452 nm1 mg92404CF®405M Features
CF®405L395/545 nm1 mg92454CF®405L Features
CF®488A490/515 nm1 mg92405CF®488A Features
CF®555555/565 nm1 mg92406CF®555 Features
CF®568562/583 nm1 mg92407CF®568 Features
CF®594593/614 nm1 mg92408CF®594 Features
CF®633630/650 nm1 mg92409CF®633 Features
CF®647650/665 nm1 mg92410CF®647 Features
CF®680681/698 nm1 mg92422CF®680 Features
CF®750755/777 nm1 mg92423CF®750 Features
CF®770770/797 nm1 mg92424CF®770 Features
494/518 nm1 mg92411
Cyanine 555555/565 nm1 mg92415
Cyanine 647650/665 nm1 mg92419

Antibody & Protein Labeling Kits

Mix-n-Stain™ CF® Dye
Antibody Labeling Kits
CF® Dyes≤5-20 ug IgG
20-50 ug IgG
50-100 ug IgG
~ 15 min.• Rapid, simple labeling

• No purification

• Tolerates BSA & other additives

• Dyes for super-resolution, spectral flow, & NIR detection
Mix-n-Stain™ FITC
Antibody Labeling Kits
Mix-n-Stain™ Cyanine Dye
Antibody Labeling Kits
Cyanine 555
Cyanine 647
Mix-n-Stain™ Biotin
Antibody Labeling Kits
Mix-n-Stain™ Digoxigenin
Antibody Labeling Kits
Digoxygenin (DIG)
Mix-n-Stain™ DNP
Antibody Labeling Kits
Mix-n-Stain™ Maxi
Antibody Labeling Kits
CF® Dyes
Cyanine Dyes
1 mg IgG~ 30 min.
Mix-n-Stain™ CF® Dye IgM Antibody Labeling KitsCF® Dyes
25 ug IgM
100 ug IgM
15-30 min.• Rapid, simple labeling

• No purification
Mix-n-Stain™ STORM CF® Dye Antibody Labeling KitsCF® Dyes50 ug IgG~ 30 min.• Optimized to provide low 1-2.5 DOL

• No purification
Nanobody Labeling Kits
CF® Dyes5-20 ug Nanobody®
20-50 ug Nanobody®
~ 30 min.• Optimized for Nanobodies®

• Tolerates BSA & other additives
Small Ligand Labeling Kits
CF® Dyes0.1 umol
small ligand
~ 30 min.• Label SNAP®, CLIP™, HaloTag® & other small ligands

• Dye options for surface or intracellular targets
VivoBrite™ Rapid Antibody Labeling Kits for Small Animal In Vivo ImagingNear-IR CF® Dyes3 x 1 mg IgG~ 2 hours• Dyes, buffers, & spin vials for labeling + purification

• Sterile syringes, filters and storage vials for in vivo use
CF® Dye & Biotin SE
Protein Labeling Kits
CF® Dyes
3 x 1 mg
~ 2 hours• Dyes, buffers, & spin vials for labeling + purification
Alexa Fluor and DyLight are registered trademarks of Thermo Fisher Scientific; SNAP-tag and CLIP-tag are trademarks or registered trademarks of New England BioLabs; HaloTag is a registered trademark of Promega Corporation.


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