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 both the imaging excitation light and during storage. The right mounting medium will protect your samples for short- and long-term use and archiving.
The VECTASHIELD, VECTASHIELD® PLUS, VECTASHIELD Vibrance®, and VECTASHIELD HardSet™ Antifade Mounting Media are well-established, market-leading products that complete the workflow and provide excellent signal retention for image acquisition and specimen archiving.
VECTASHIELD PLUS protects against fading across the visible spectrum, even under far-red wavelengths. It is compatible with most commercially available fluorophores. This new formulation of non-setting media improves upon the original VECTASHIELD products. Specifically, VECTASHIELD PLUS exhibits no inherent background or toning and provides superior fluorophore signal retention across the spectrum, including far-red wavelengths.
VECTASHIELD Vibrance is an aqueous mountant that sets at room temperature. Slides are viewable within one hour after mounting and can be stored at room temperature for extended periods, without loss of signal intensity, retraction of media or bubble formation. VECTASHIELD Vibrance Antifade Mounting Media provides excellent protection against fading across the visible spectrum, even under far-red wavelengths. It are compatible with most commercially available fluorophores
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Venn diagram showcasing the applications for which our various VECTASHIELD antifade mounting media are recommended.
Check out this video on coverslipping tips for Immunofluorescence slide mounting
Correctly coverslipping your slides ensures that your tissue specimens are preserved for optimal imaging and viewing. In this blog post, we will walk you through how to properly coverslip your slides to protect your samples.Read More
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.Read More
You’ve got lots of options when it comes to choosing a mounting media. Let us help you decide whether setting or non-setting mounting media will work best for your workflow in this Tips & Tricks article.Read More
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