Whilst most flow cytometers are supplied by the manufacturer with the optical filters pre-installed, there are numerous reasons to consider adding to or upgrading the filters in your instrument. Often the original filters are soft-coated, and will therefore degrade over time. When new applications require new fluorophores or even a new laser to be installed, usually some of the filters need to be replaced. Semrock offer a large range of filters for flow cytometry.
Semrock pioneered hard-coated optical filters for fluorescence applications. By successfully combining the most sophisticated ion-beam sputtering thin-film deposition technology, renowned for its stability, with their proprietary deposition control technology, Semrock made volume manufacturing of hard-coated filters a reality. The result is unsurpassed performance that has set the standard for life sciences and analytical instrumentation applications.
All Semrock filters demonstrate exceptional reliability. The simple, all-glass construction combined with ion-beam-sputtered coatings (as hard as the glass on which they are coated) mean their filters are virtually impervious to humidity and temperature induced degradation. Plus, Semrock filters never "burn out", even under the most intense optical illumination, and they can be readily cleaned and handled.
Right: Real measured filter data and fluorophores for (L to R) FITC, PE, PE-Texas Red, and PE-Cy5
Click here to go to Semrock's website for a full list of multiphoton filters. Prices listed are in US$ and do not include any delivery charges or taxes to Australia and New Zealand. Most items are in stock at Semrock and can be delivered to Australia and New Zealand in 1-2 weeks. Contact us for further information.