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LI-COR Adds New Probes and Dye Labeling Kits For Small Animal Imaging

August 25, 2011, Lincoln, NE: LI-COR's IRDye® 680RD is now optimized for use in small animal imaging. This fluorescent dye is imaged in the 680nm range and is available in the following versions: NHS ester, maleimide, and carboxylate. The suite of related products includes IRDye 680RD protein labeling kits and optical probes for in vivo imaging applications on imagers including LI-COR's Pearl® Impulse Small Animal Imager and Odyssey® Infrared Imaging System.

"IRDye 680RD is ideal for labeling proteins, peptides, and antibodies," says Shawn Mischnick, LI-COR technical product specialist. "The dye has excellent clearance, which allows for high signal-to-noise ratios for in vivo applications."

IRDye 680RD is based on the strong foundation of LI-COR's proven IRDye infrared dye technology. The near-infrared fluorescent dyes within the IRDye line have become the superior choice for small animal imaging applications when used with the Pearl and Odyssey systems. For information about IRDye 680RD applications and usage, please contact or visit

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