Tips and Tricks

5 reasons to use the ImmEdge PAP Pen in your immunostaining workflow

In this blog post, we cover 5 reasons you should add the ImmEdge® Hydrophobic Barrier PAP Pen from Vector Laboratories to your list of essential lab tools. 

November 16, 2022

Answering your questions: How to detect glycan expression in tissue

Dr. August Estabrook, Senior Scientist at Vector Laboratories answers questions from a recent webinar on the basics of glycan screening and how to use GlysiteTM Scout Glycan Screening Kits.

November 9, 2022

My staining didn’t work, part 3: IHC and IF staining tips

This blog will discuss some miscellaneous factors to focus on when an IHC or IF protocol performs unexpectedly.

October 19, 2022

My staining didn’t work, part 2: Absence of positive staining in IHC and IF

One pain for IHC and IF staining can be the lack of positive staining on your tissue sections. In this blog post, we will offer tips and tricks for overcoming the absence of positive staining in IHC and IF. 

October 12, 2022

My staining didn't work, part 1: Background staining in IHC and IF

In this post we will discuss common sources of background staining and offer tips and tricks for resolving these issues.

October 5, 2022

How to protect your tissue from photobleaching

This blog post will walk you through strategies in four different categories to protect your immunofluorescent tissue section from photobleaching.

September 14, 2022

How to choose antifade mounting media

As far as antifade mounting media go, one-size-fits-all solutions are few and far between. Here, we break down key factors you should consider when choosing the best antifade mounting medium for your experiment.

August 10, 2022

How to use Glysite Scout Glycan Screening Kits

This how-to blog post will show you how to use the GlysiteTM Scout Glycan Screening Kit—regardless of which fluorophore your kit comes with. The post will walk you through everything from how to prepare and stain your slides through mounting your finished result

July 27, 2022

The Importance of Lectin and Glycan Binding Specificity

In this blog post, we will walk you through what exactly lectins are, how they bind to glycans, why this process is important, how to understand this process, and many other insights to help you leverage lectins in your research.

July 20, 2022

How glycobiology impacts cancer research

Cancer remains one of the deadliest diseases in the world because we still haven’t fully comprehended why and how it occurs. This article will highlight some areas within cancer research utilizing glycobiology.

July 13, 2022