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A Tech Tip for You: Five Steps to Successful Cell Membrane Staining & Imaging


Tips for success with Biotium’s line of CellBrite® and MemBrite® membrane and cell surface stains.

Membrane and cell surface stains are very useful for visualizing cell borders and morphology in multicolour staining of live or fixed cells. Biotium offers several options for cell surface imaging for different applications.

1. Choose the right stain for live or fixed cells

2. Understand the workflow before you begin

3. Use the right buffer for staining

4. Use the right fixative and mounting medium

5. Know what to expect when imaging

Relevant products:

CellBrite® Cytoplasmic Membrane Dyes
CellBrite® NIR Cytoplasmic Membrane Dyes
CellBrite® Fix Membrane Stains
MemBrite® Fix Cell Surface Staining Kits


Tech Tip: Cell Surface Stains for Live & Fixed Cells
Membrane & Surface Stains Selection Guide
CellBrite® & MemBrite® FAQs

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