FITC vs Alexa 488

John Krowka jkrowka at
Thu Mar 21 11:58:25 EST 2002

On Molecular Probes' website are claims that Alexa 488 is 6-7 times brighter
than FITC. Preliminary evidence from our conjugations of the same antibody
with FITC or Alexa 488 indicate no advantage from using Alexa 488. Can
anyone who compared Alexa 488 and FITC share their findings?

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