New Antifade Mounting Media from Vector Laboratories Enhances Immunofluorescence Applications
BURLINGAME, Calif. (September 11, 2018) – Vector Laboratories, a leader in the development and manufacture of labeling and detection reagents for biomedical research, introduces VECTASHIELD® Vibrance™ – antifade mounting media that delivers significant improvements to the immunofluorescence workflow. VECTASHIELD Vibrance produces increased brightness over the entire visible spectrum, including far-red fluorophores, compared to existing mounting-media offerings. VECTASHIELD Vibrance produces ultra-low background to provide a clean, crisp image, enabling researchers to study finer details and cellular markers. Blue background is eliminated with VECTASHIELD Vibrance, which ensures high contrast, and a uniform sheet of the new media produces virtually no bubbles to detract from the quality of the slide.
Offered with and without DAPI counterstain, VECTASHIELD Vibrance mounted slides can be stored at room temperature, providing increased flexibility and options for archiving. Specimens mounted with VECTASHIELD Vibrance can be viewed in one hour instead of the recommended 24 hours for other media. VECTASHIELD Vibrance is offered in 2 ml and 10 ml formats with a minimum one-year expiration date from the date of manufacture.
Vector’s original mounting media product – VECTASHIELD – was introduced more than three decades ago and has remained the industry standard. “We have a lot of experience with customers who use mounting media,” said Harjit Kullar, VP of marketing for Vector Laboratories. “We have learned what’s important to them and what will make their jobs easier and have incorporated advances to meet their needs into VECTASHIELD Vibrance.”
About Vector Laboratories
Vector Laboratories develops, manufactures and markets labeling and detection reagents for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, DNA/RNA and glycobiology. The company serves customers in disease and therapeutics research with tools that help them precisely visualize and study tissues and cells. A pioneer in a number of innovative technologies, Vector Laboratories has been providing a continuous stream of reliable tools to its customers for more than 40 years. With headquarters in Burlingame, California and a subsidiary in Peterborough, U.K., the company maintains a network of more than 40 distributors across the globe. Vector Laboratories was acquired by Maravai LifeSciences in 2016.