Products: Dyes and Coatings

  • Antifog Coatings
    Akita antifog coatings are applied to optics and other transparent substrates such as windows, mirrors, eyewear, freezer doors, and respirator mask lenses to prevent fog (condensed water) from obscuring vision or light transmission. The coatings can be applied to a wide variety of substrates including glass, acrylic (PMMA), polycarbonate, and polyamides. Coatings can be applied by any standard coating technique and are light-cured, eliminating the need for time-consuming thermal cures or the use of environmentally undesirable solvents. Akita antifog coatings can be customized for optimal hardness or fog resistance, and provide state-of-the-art fog protection, far exceeding even rigorous MIL-PRF-32432 requirements.
  • SS44DA
    SS44DA is an Akita-developed and produced voltage-sensitive fluorescent dye used by cell biologists and neurologists to image cell membrane potential (voltage) and to label and image cell membranes. The dye has low cellular toxicity and has been used in both cell cultures and whole experimental organisms such as xenopus. It is soluble in dimethylformamide and ethanol and produces bright red to near infrared emission. The dye is more photostable than cyanine and hemicyanine voltage dyes and has high sensitivity to membrane voltage of about 19% in the physiological voltage range. It is dianionic and as such, does not translocate through cell membranes quickly, staying in the membrane where you want it! For R&D use only.
  • SS44DC
    SS44DC is an Akita-developed and produced water-soluble voltage-sensitive fluorescent dye used by cell biologists and neurologists to image cell membrane potential (voltage) and to label and image cell membranes. The dye has low cellular toxicity and has been used in both cell cultures and whole experimental organisms such as xenopus. It produces bright red to near infrared emission. The dye is more photostable than cyanine and hemicyanine voltage dyes and has high sensitivity to membrane voltage of about 10% in the physiological voltage range. It is dicationic and as such, does not translocate through cell membranes quickly, staying in the membrane where you want it! For R&D use only.