VECTASHIELD® Antifade Mounting Media

Antifade mounting media optimized for immunofluorescence applications

Choosing an effective mounting medium is especially important for immunofluorescence imaging. Fluorophores are susceptible to photobleaching and fading from the imaging excitation light, handling, and during storage.

VECTASHIELD is offered in setting and non-setting formulations with a choice of counterstain or no counterstain.

Figuring out which kit is the right one for you

What material are you working with?

Venn diagram showcasing the applications for which our various VECTASHIELD antifade mounting media are recommended.


Immunofluorescence Resource Guide

Producing immunofluorescence (IF) staining results with high specificity and sensitivity begins with choosing the best reagents. This guide will help you:

  • Learn about the IF workflow and how to optimize each step
  • Quickly identify and choose the most appropriate fluorescent secondary conjugates
  • Select the best anti-fade medium to preserve your fluorescence signal for imaging and archiving


TrueVIEW Autofluorescence Quenching

For those wanting additional details on the simple protocol and mode of action of the TrueVIEW Autofluorescence Quenching Kit, this brochure contains clear, concise scematics, comparision data with other types of quenchers, and customer testimonials.