A Brilliant Solution for Fluorescence Signal Retention
Introducing VECTASHIELD® Vibrance® Antifade Mounting Media
VECTASHIELD Vibrance products are completely new formulations of curing antifade mounting media for immunofluorescence applications. These newest additions to our VECTASHIELD portfolio were developed with customer feedback to improve on parameters such as ease of use and retention of specific staining intensity over time. VECTASHIELD Vibrance Antifade Mounting Media are new tools to help investigators see more and do more with each experiment.
Why VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Media?
Superior antifade/anti-photobleaching properties across the spectrum
Compatibility with commonly used fluorophores
View sections one hour after mounting
No tone or autofluorescent background, even after curing
Room temperature storage of slides with extended archiving time
Minimal bubble formation, even after several weeks storage
Curing formulations with choice of counterstain (DAPI) or no counterstain
12 month product expiration date
Plus the same features you have come to expect of VECTASHIELD® brand:
Ideal refractive index
Easy to use
Ready to use, requires no warming
No sealing of coverslips required (curing formulations)
Easy Application and Use of VECTASHIELD Vibrance
Excellent Antifade Properties Across the Spectrum, with Commonly Used Fluorophores
VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Media provide excellent protection against fading across the visible spectrum, even under far-red wavelengths. They are compatible with most commercially available fluorophores.
Viewable in as Little as One Hour After Mounting – No Need to Wait 24 Hours
Competitor immunofluorescence workflows recommend slides be viewed 24 hours after mounting. VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Media, however, allow same-day viewing to accelerate discovery without sacrificing signal intensity or retention.
Extended Archiving of Mounted Sections at Room Temperature
Archiving fluorescently stained sections at room temperature often leads to signal reduction and dessication of the specimen. Slides mounted with VECTASHIELD Vibrance Medium, however, can be stored for weeks at ambient temperature, in standard slide boxes, with no loss of specific signal intensity or specimen integrity. The stabilizing effect of VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Medium provides greater flexibility for imaging and storing fluorescently stained samples.
…with No Specimen Obscuring Retraction or Bubble Formation
Another problem commonly observed in immunoflourescence staining is the formation over time of bubbles under the coverslip, or shrinking (retraction) of the media. This phenomenon detracts from the overall quality of the sections and can obscure specific staining. The unique formulation of VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Medium provides a uniform sheet of medium under the coverslip, with essentially no bubble formation or retraction—even after many weeks of storage at room temperature.