BD Biosciences (BDX) New Product Quickly and Easily Detects Intracellular and Intranuclear Proteins  
5/21/2012 11:11:14 AM

May 21, 2012 -- BD Biosciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), recently launched the BD Pharmingen™ Transcription Factor Buffer Set, a fixation and permeabilization buffer for the detection of intracellular and intranuclear proteins by flow cytometry. Transcription factors are important proteins for development and cell differentiation.

The BD Pharmingen Transcription Factor Buffer Set was designed to improve ease-of-use and minimize processing time. This increases the resolution of positively stained cells while reducing nonspecific staining and cell loss during fixation, permeabilization and staining procedures. Flow cytometric detection of many proteins known to be expressed within various intracellular compartments, especially transcription factors, is improved with this new product.

The BD Pharmingen Transcription Factor Buffer Set offers:

- Improved sensitivity for many transcription factors, including FoxP3, RORyt and T-bet

- Improved cell recoveries

- Compatibility with many cell types, cell surface staining, and tandem dyes

- High-throughput testing via volume reduction, bulk fixing, and storage

For more information on the BD Pharmigen Transcription Factor Buffer Set, please visit

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