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Cost-Effective Dye Alternatives

Microsynth offers a large portfolio of cost-effective alternatives for patent protected dyes that are commonly used. These are fluorophores with no patent licensing restrictions. Therefore, they are free to use for commercial or diagnostic applications. Microsynth gathered extensive experience applying these dyes. On the right side you will find our tech note on calibrating your instrument for alternative dyes.
 
 
Cost-effective alternatives to ABI dyes.
Dye Excitation [nm] Emission [nm] Alternative Excitation [nm] Emission [nm]
VIC 538 554 Yakima Yellow 526   548
      Atto 532 532 554
      DY-530 539 561
      Hex 535 556
NED 553 575 Atto 550 554 579
      Cy 3 550 570
PET 558 595 Atto 565 563 592
      Dyomics 510XL 509 590
LIZ 638 655 DY-630 636 657
 
Cost-effective alternatives to Roche (LightCycler) dyes.
Dye Excitation [nm] Emission [nm] Alternative Excitation [nm] Emission [nm]
LC 480 Cyan 500 450 500 Atto 425 436 484
LC Red 610 590 610 Rox 574 602
LC Red 640 625 640 Atto 620 619 643
LC Red 670 650 670 Atto 647N 644 669
      Cy 5 649 670
LC Red 705 680 710 Cy 5.5 675 694
      Dyomics 681 691 708
 
Cost-effective alternatives to Beckman (wellred) dyes.
Dye Excitation [nm] Emission [nm] Alternative Excitation [nm] Emission [nm]
Wellred D2 750 770 Cy 7 750 773
Wellred D3 685 706 Cy 5.5 675 694
      Dyomics 681 691 708
Wellred D4 650 670 Atto 647N     644 669
      Cy 5 649 670
 
Cost-effective alternatives to LiCOR IRdyes.
Dye Excitation [nm] Emission [nm] Alternative Excitation [nm] Emission [nm]
IRDye 700  689 700 Dyomics 681 691 708
IRDye 800 774 789 DY-781 783 800
 
Cost-effective alternatives to Invitrogen dyes.
Dye Excitation [nm] Emission [nm] Alternative Excitation [nm] Emission [nm]
Alexa Fluor 488 495 519 Atto 488 501 523
Alexa Fluor 500 502 525 Atto 488 501 523
Alexa Fluor 514 517 542 Tet 521 536
      Joe 520 548
Alexa Fluor 532 532 554 Atto 532 532 554
Alexa Fluor 546 556 573 Cy 3 550 570
      Atto 550 554 579
Alexa Fluor 555 555 565 Cy 3 550 570
      Atto 550 554 579
Alexa Fluor 594 590 617 Atto 590 594 624
Alexa Fluor 647 650 665 Atto 647N 644 669
      Cy 5 649 670
Alexa Fluor 660 663 690 Cy 5.5 675 694
Alexa Fluor 680 679 702 Cy 5.5 675 694
      Dyomics 681 691 708
Alexa Fluor 750 749 775 Cy 7 750 773
Alexa Fluor 790 784 814 Dyomics 781 783 800