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Fluorescent dyes with no licensing restrictions—a growing portfolio

Freedom™ Dyes

IDT offers an extensive list of fluorescent dyes suitable for commercial and diagnostic applications. Freedom™ Dyes are fluorophores with no patent licensing restrictions from IDT or third party companies and include IDT proprietary fluorophores that are available for commonly used dye wavelengths.

Freedom Dyes include FAM, JOE, MAX, ROX, and TAMRA. The newly added dyes to the Freedom dye list are the ATTO™ Dyes. These dyes are patented fluorescent markers that feature strong absorption and sensitivity, enhanced photostability, and high fluorescence quantum yield. ATTO™ Dyes are excellent substitutes for VIC®, LIZ®, and Alexa Fluor® dyes.

Some Freedom Dye alternatives for commonly used proprietary dyes are shown in the table below. A complete list and more information about Freedom Dyes can be found under Modifications>Fluorophores on the Products tab of the IDT website.

Product focus—IDT GMP Services

IDT is a contract GMP manufacturer of oligonucleotide reagent components for in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) and analyte-specific reagents (ASRs) for laboratory-developed tests (LDTs). Our GMP Manufacturing services include dedicated ordering, production, final-fill, and shipping systems that meet the elevated quality standards required for products used in clinical or molecular diagnostic applications. IDT's GMP facilities are: ISO 13485:2003 certified, compliant with US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Quality System Regulation (QSR) 21 CFR Part 820, and US FDA registered.

From research to Dx commercialization, IDT can help you get there.

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Additional reading

IncellDx partners with IDT’s GMP team for unique molecular diagnostics—One of IDT’s GMP customers, IncellDx is a unique molecular diagnostics company with high throughput cellular analysis technologies and assays that can simultaneously identify specific protein, RNA, and DNA species within intact cells. Learn about their technology and the product quality and services the IDT GMP division provides.

MGB Eclipse® Probes for human in vitro diagnostics—Product spotlight: Obtain MGB Eclipse® Probes for human in vitro diagnostic end-use applications. Selecting MGB Eclipse® Probes made by the IDT GMP manufacturing division provides you with complete process transparency and product traceability, in addition to consistent, reliable oligonucleotide quality.

Author: Ellen Prediger, PhD, is a senior scientific writer at IDT.

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