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New StarBright Dyes

Flow Cytometry

Bio-Rad, the place to go for flow

StarBright Dyes - Bright Reagents for Bright Ideas

StarBright Dyes - Bio-Rad’s unique dyes that are conjugated to primary antibodies for use in flow cytometry.

Why Are StarBright Dyes Unique?

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Download or Request Your Free Printed Copy

Flow cytometry is an invaluable technology with the ability to generate a wide variety of biological data. However it is a complex technique which can be overwhelming particularly if you are at the beginning of your flow journey.

Our popular Flow Cytometry Basics Guide provides an essential tool to understand all the important facets of flow cytometry including how to optimize your experiments, what controls to use to get reliable data, and how to build multicolor panels.


You can download the full and/or pocket size of the guide below or request a printed copy by filling the form on this page.

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Flow Cytometry Basics Guide (Full edition)


The guide includes:


  • Principles of the Flow Cytometer
  • Principles of Fluorescence
  • Data Analysis
  • Controls in Flow Cytometry
  • Optimizing your Experiments
  • Multicolor Panel Building
  • Common Applications and New Technology
  • Common Protocols

Flow Cytometry Basics Guide (Full edition)


The guide includes:


  • Principles of the Flow Cytometer
  • Principles of Fluorescence
  • Data Analysis
  • Controls in Flow Cytometry
  • Optimizing your Experiments
  • Multicolor Panel Building
  • Common Applications and New Technology
  • Common Protocols

Fig 1. StarBright Dyes are brighter than competitor dyes. Human peripheral blood stained with CD4 conjugated to PerCP-Cy5.5, BB700 and SBB700.

Broad Instrument Compatibility

Compatible with Bio-Rad’s ZE5 Cell Analyzer, S3e Cell Sorter, and other vendors’ cytometers. Suitable for spectral flow.

Buffer Compability

No special buffer is required and therefore no amendment to your current sample preparation is needed. Tested in a range of common staining buffers with no drop in performance, unlike some dyes that give significantly lower percentage of cells and require a special buffer.


What Will Be Available?

Bio-Rad’s new range of StarBright Dyes are launching soon. We will be offering StarBright Dyes on the most frequently used and highly cited targets.
Marker Clone Catalog Number
CD2 LT2 MCA1194
CD3D UCHT1 MCA463
CD4 RPA-T4 MCA1267
CD8a LT8 MCA1226
CD10 SN5c MCA1556
CD14 TUK4 MCA1568
CD19 LT19 MCA1940
CD20 2H7 MCA1710
CD25 MEM-181 MCA2127
CD27 LT27 MCA755
CD28 YTH913.12 MCA709
CD31 WM59 MCA1738
CD33 WM53 MCA1271
CD38 AT13/5 MCA1019
CD45 F10-89-4 MCA87
CD45RA F8-11-13 MCA88
CD45RO UCHL1 MCA461
CD62L FMC46 MCA1076
CD69 FN50 MCA2806
CD105 SN6 MCA1557
HLA ABC W6/32 MCA81
HLA DP/ DQ / DR WR18 MCA477

We are constantly expanding our range of antibodies and reagents, resources, and online tools to help you choose the right antibodies, and design experiments with confidence so you can achieve more.


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Our Range

Bio-Rad offers over 3,000 flow cytometry tested antibodies available across many species with a range of 26 fluorophores as well as supporting reagents like viability dyes, Fc blocks, and staining buffers.


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Viability Dye Fridge Magnet

Handy fridge magnet stating fixable and non-fixable viability dyes suitable for use in flow cytometry, and showing excitation and emission wavelengths.




Our Range

Bio-Rad offers over 3,000 flow cytometry tested antibodies available across many species with a range of 26 fluorophores as well as supporting reagents like viability dyes, Fc blocks, and staining buffers.


Find Your Antibody


We have expanded the guide to include new sections on controls, experimental design, multicolor panel building, uses of flow cytometry and more.


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NEW EDITION


Narrow Excitation/Emission

By narrowing the emission spectra and minimizing the excitation spectra, StarBright Dyes exhibit significantly reduced spillover and spreading error.

Improved Brightness

Their brightness allows you to more easily resolve rare and low antigen density populations.
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Consistent Staining

Tried and tested experiments; including multiple lots, each conjugated independently and tested along with accelerated shelf life study, showed StarBright Dyes to be reproducible and stable.

Multiplexing Capability

Shown to be compatible with other dyes including those from the StarBright family.
Mouse Targets
Marker Clone Catalog Number
CD3 KT3 MCA500
CD4 RM4-5 MCA2691
CD8a KT15 MCA609
CD11b 5C6 MCA711
CD19 6D5 MCA1439
CD25 PC61.5.3 MCA1260
CD45 YW62.3 MCA1031
CD45R RA3-682 MCA1258
CD117/ckit 2B8 MCA1365
CD161 PK136 MCA1266
F4/80 CI-A3-1 MCA497
Ly6-C ER-MP20 MCA2389
Streptavidin
Marker Clone Catalog Number
Streptavidin N/A STAR210

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Learn Flow Your Way with Bio-Rad's Resources

To support you, we have compiled some useful resources including our popular Flow Cytometry Basics Guide, covering key topics such as how to optimize your experiments, what controls to use to get reliable data, and how to build multicolor panels.

These resources are available to download now.

See how these resources can help you

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