Quantum Dot Technology as it Should Be
Our proprietary technology overcomes the historic limitations of quantum dots and provides a validated alternative to fluorescent dyes.
Meeting researchers’ needs for reliable, sensitive, and stable fluorescent reagents demands a solution that exceeds the constraints of traditional dyes and unprotected quantum dots.
Organic dyes do not fluoresce brightly enough and require multiple lasers for multiple color excitation which leads to time-consuming workflows. Unprotected quantum dots quickly lose their fluorescence in harsh environments and do not provide adequate shelf life in solutions that are cell-friendly.
We have overcome these challenges by encapsulating quantum dots in a protective micelle polymer through an electrospray process. The resulting micelle coated quantum dots are then conjugated to antibodies, enabling our MagDots and MultiDots to target and label cells expressing targeted biomarkers.