- Protects dyes from fading during imaging
- Ready-to-use liquid that cures for longer-term storage
- Mounted samples are stable for months
- Maintains fluorescence signal—little to no quenching
- Ideal for Alexa Fluor® and Cy® dyes—compared to competitor products, improved performance is especially noted with red dyes (Ref 2)
Stable Signals During Imaging and for Longer-Term Storage While epoxy-based mountants used in our FluoCells® series of prepared cells can be stable for years and afford the highest level of antifade protection, they are difficult to use, requiring a series of steps in organic solvents prior to mounting. ProLong® Gold is the next best option for archiving samples. And it is the best option for preserving signal strength during prolonged imaging sessions, such as repeated scanning under confocal laser scanning illumination. It’s easy to use: just air-dry your stained samples to remove excess water and mount (Ref 3). For immediate viewing of the sample, choose our noncuring mountant, SlowFade® Gold reagent. For photobleaching protection with Qdot® nanocrystals, we offer Qmount® Qdot® mounting medium.
Achieve Excellent Refractive Index Matching Without Acrylic Resins For modern high-resolution imaging applications, refractive index matching is critical. ProLong® Gold reagent will cure to an Rf of 1.47 (Ref 4). Additionally, the curing property means you can avoid messy acrylic resins (i.e., finger nail polish), which can damage or ruin modern microscope objectives if it comes into contact with them.
Proven Performance Backed by years of use, the Gold series of mountants have been cited in over 2,000 peer-reviewed articles (as tabulated using Highwire press).
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