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Vectashield Antifade Mounting Media

Our longterm partner Vector Laboratories is a market leader in labeling and detection reagents for immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and bioconjugation. As the first company to commercialize avidin-biotin enzyme complex kits (VECTASTAIN® ABC kits) for immunohistochemistry (IHC) and antifade mounting media (VECTASHIELD® Mounting Media) for immunofluorescence (IF), Vector Laboratories have since perfected their formulations, with help of their own outstanding expertise, and considering the feedback of numerous customers.

You want to convince with your results? Show them from their best side, with superior mounting media from Vector Laboratories!


VECTASHIELD® Antifade Mounting Media for IF

VECTASHIELD® next generation mounting medium for immunofluorescence (IF) stainings is offered in setting and non-setting formulations with a choice of counterstain or no counterstain. All Vectashield Mounting Media share an ideal refractive index and easy application, and don't need sealing of coverslips.


VECTASHIELD PLUS Antifade Mounting Medium is a unique, stable formula for preserving fluorescence. VECTASHIELD PLUS Mounting Medium inhibits rapid photobleaching of fluorescent proteins and fluorescent dyes. The original VECTASHIELD PLUS Mounting Medium does not solidify, but remains a liquid on the slide and can be stored without sealing. If desired, coverslips can be sealed around the perimeter with nail polish or a plastic sealant. Mounted slides should be stored at 2-8 °C, protected from light.


  • Ideal refractive index
  • Ready to use
  • No warming necessary
  • Can be stored without sealing for long term analysis
  • Easy to use


VECTASHIELD Plus Mounting Media


VECTASHIELD Vibrance Antifade Mounting Media are completely new formulations of curing (hard setting) antifade mounting media for immunofluorescence applications. These newest additions to our VECTASHIELD portfolio were developed with customer feedback to improve on parameters such as ease of use and retention of specific staining intensity over time. VECTASHIELD Vibrance Antifade Mounting Media are new tools to help investigators see more and do more with each experiment.


  • Superior antifade/anti-photobleaching properties across the spectrum
  • Compatibility with commonly used fluorophores
  • View sections one hour after mounting
  • No tone or autofluorescent background, even after curing
  • Room temperature storage of slides with extended archiving time
  • Minimal bubble formation, even after several weeks storage
  • Curing formulations with choice of counterstain (DAPI) or no counterstain 
  • 12 month product expiration date


VECTASHIELD Vibrance Mounting Media


VectaMount® Mounting Media for Immunohistochemistry

VectaMount Mounting Medium (VEC-H-5000) is an optically clear and odorless formula for permanently preserving histochemical stains or precipitable enzyme substrates in tissue sections or cell preparations. VectaMount Mounting Medium contains no toluene or xylene.


  • Permanent, non-aqueous mounting 
  • Low hazard 
  • Compatible with horseradish peroxidase, alkaline phosphatase, and glucose oxidase substrates 
  • Refractive index: 1.49 when dry




VectaMount AQ Mounting Medium (VEC-H-5501) is a hardsetting mounting medium developed for use with enzymatic substrates, such as AEC, ImmPACT® AEC, and ImmPACT AMEC Red, whose reaction products are soluble in alcohol or other organic solvents. In applications where aqueous mounting is preferred, VectaMount AQ is suitable for use with other substrates such as DAB, Vector® SG, BCIP/NBT, Vector Red, ImmPACT Vector Red, Vector Blue, ImmPACT DAB, ImmPACT DAB EqV, and ImmPACT SG.


  • For aqueous mounting
  • Compatible with many horseradish peroxidase and alkaline phosphatase substrates


VectaMount AQ


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