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LI-COR® Introduces IRDye® 800CW Maleimide

March 18, 2009, Lincoln, NE: LI-COR has developed a functional derivative of its IRDye 800CW near infrared dye using maleimide chemistry. The IRDye 800CW Maleimide will enhance the labeling options of LI-COR's leading near infrared IRDye 800CW which is also available as a Carboxylate and an NHS Ester. The IRDye 800CW maleimide dye may be used to label proteins, peptides, and other biomolecules containing a reactive sulfhydryl group.

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LI-COR IRDye infrared dyes are available for researchers developing applications using near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence. The dyes are currently used in a variety of NIR imaging applications including protein research, small animal imaging, DNA sequencing, and microsatellites.

About LI-COR Biosciences

LI-COR Biosciences is a leading manufacturer of near-infrared imaging systems and LI-COR IRDye infrared dye reagents for quantitative Western Blotting, small animal imaging, and DNA fragment analysis. The company also offers accessories and reagents for other detection types. LI-COR pioneered the development of near-infrared fluorescence detection systems for DNA sequencing and today provides systems for drug discovery, protein research, small animal imaging, and undergraduate training.

LI-COR instruments for photosynthesis, carbon dioxide analysis and light measurement are recognized worldwide for standard-setting innovation in plant science research and environmental monitoring.

Founded in 1971, the privately held company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska, with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom. LI-COR systems are used in over 100 countries and are supported by a global network of distributors.

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