TROY, N.Y., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Evident Technologies, Inc. announced
today that it has begun commercial production of its first biotinylated
quantum dot fluorophores. The Biotin EviFluor(R) is available in wavelengths
from blue to near infrared. The unique quantum dot EviFluor(R) offers
significant advantages over traditional fluorophores, and can enable next
generation applications in cell biology, drug discovery, cancer research and
many other fields.
Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals that fluoresce when excited by
a light source, emitting bright colors that can identify and track properties
and processes in various biological applications. "The Biotin EviFluors(R)
offer advantages over traditional fluors and dyes including a wider range of
colors, brighter emission, increased stability and help advance research,"
according to Clint Ballinger, Ph.D., CEO of Evident.
"To our knowledge, our Biotin EviFluor is the first biotin quantum dot
label produced using three semiconductor materials systems to achieve the
widest range of wavelengths including near infrared," said Ballinger. "This
allows product developers to create entirely new forms of assays, and has the
potential to create a new set of tools for the life science researcher."
Biotin EviFluors(R) offer advantages of photostability, which enables
long-term analysis, and color multiplexing on a single platform to examine
simultaneously multiple variables. EviFluors(R) are easily excited with broad
light sources, have sharp emission peaks and no red side tailing. For more
information on Biotin EviFluors(R), please go to
"EviFluors are the new quantum dot product that emits out to 900 nm, and
is useful for life science applications. The ability to work with material
that emits in the NIR decreases background noise in living cell applications.
This opens up new opportunities in many life science fields," said Dr. Jeff Li,
Researcher, Harvard University.
"We have been very encouraged by our work with Evident's new material
which has demonstrated increased brightness and less background noise than
other quantum dot products. The greater photostability and increased ability
to multiplex will enhance the tools we provide to our life science customers
for visualization and detection platforms," said Albert Perry, Ph.D., CEO of
Evident is a leading worldwide commercial source for quantum dot based
nanocrystals and a pioneer in developing product applications for the life
sciences, solid state lighting, energy, security, telecommunications, and
emergent nanotechnology markets. See http://www.evidenttech.com.
SOURCE Evident Technologies, Inc.