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Introducing the BD Fluorocards

Your benchtop companion and ready reference for the whole range of BD fluorochromes. Featuring all important properties of the fluorochromes, one per card, the set of fluorocards is a very useful accessory on your lab bench when you go about designing your panel. Fill the form today and get your own set!


BD Horizon™ Red 718 (R718), developed exclusively for BD Biosciences, is a small-molecule dye excited by the red (640 or 628 nm) laser with an emission maximum of 718 nm.

R718 can be detected in the same filter as Alexa Fluor® 700 and canbe used as an alternative to Alexa Fluor® 700 or APC-R700:

  • Greater resolving power than Alexa Fluor® 700
    • Brighter signal
    • Reduced background
  • Excellent resolution of intracellular ad surface markers
  • Minimal spillover emission into the APC channel
  • Lot-to-lot consistency

Excitation and emission spectra


BD OptiBuild™ – Greater flexibility and faster results

To us at BD, your experiment is of the greatest importance. So it should not wait too long for reagents to be delivered. Our modern plant in Hungary, located in the heart of Europe, will ship your BD OptiBuild™ order within 72 hours*.

Trust BD for faster deliveries and better science.


*Subject to raw-material availability

Discover what others are saying !

Great selection of antibodies for panel design. In that case, it was delivered within 24 hours. Dr Laura Pallett, Maini Group
Division of Infection and Immunity, University College London,UK
Very fast delivery, faster than usual. With fluorochromes included in BD OptiBuild, we can increase the markers used in the same panel. Dr Guillaume Harle, Dept of Pathology and Immunology,
Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
Additional colours possible due to the UV laser. Much faster delivery-within 2 days Dr Anne Wilson, Dept of Fundamental Oncology,
Univ. of Lausanne, Switzerland

BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue dyes

Optimally resolve dim populations with brighter options for the blue laser. BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 515 (BB515) is brighter than FITC, and BD Horizon Brilliant™ Blue 700 (BB700) is a brighter alternative to PerCP-Cy™5.5.

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Panel Design

The BD Horizon™ Guided Panel Solution (GPS) tool will help you streamline the panel design process and avoid reagent selections that may negatively affect population resolution.

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The BD ‘Scientist to Scientist’ panel design educational series

Expert advice is important for good panel design.

Watch our series of ‘Scientist to Scientist’ videos
and learn useful tips and tricks that will go a long way towards improving your knowledge and experiments.

Defining the Objective of Your Experiment

This video is the first in the “Scientist to Scientist” panel design educational series, designed to provide scientists tips & tricks to overcome common flow cytometry panel design challenges.

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Knowing the Biology of Your Experiment

Watch our latest “Scientist to Scientist” series video to learn some fundamental strategies to improve your flow cytometry panel design

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Understanding Your Flow Cytometry Instrument’s Capabilities for Optimal Panel Design

In this video you will learn how to maximize your flow cytometry instrument’s capabilities for optimized panel design

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Flow Cytometry Instrument Characterization and Set Up for Optimal Panel Design

This video explains how to leverage flow cytometry configurations to help maximize resolution of populations of interest.

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More videos to come in few weeks !

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