Sample Barcoding 

High-Plex. High-Throughput. 

Sample multiplexing with Maxpar® cell barcoding reagents for CyTOF®

Sample-specific cell barcoding for simplified workflows
and improved staining consistency 

Scalable: Combine 35-plus samples at once to run larger experiments. 

Flexible: Integrate barcodes with CyTOF panels without compromising
panel size. 

Powerful: Improve data quality and streamline workflows. 


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Sample barcoding has been used in flow cytometry workflows for many years. The process tags each cell in a given sample with a unique identifier, enabling sample multiplexing for improved workflows and enhanced data quality. 

Only CyTOF technology enables barcoding workflows for 35 or more samples stained with high-parameter panels of 30 or more markers, providing unique value for use of mass cytometry in translational and clinical research studies. 

Use sample barcoding to achieve higher throughput for scaled-up experiments and reduce batch variability, providing even greater data consistency for large studies. 

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How barcoding works 

Barcoding methods


Palladium-Based Barcoding 

Live-Cell Barcoding 


Cell-ID 20-Plex Pd Barcoding Kit (PN 201060) 

Maxpar anti-human CD45 antibodies 

Cell type 

Universal, cell-agnostic 

Human leukocytes, CD45-negative cells excluded


Ready-to-use kit and accompanying software 

Individual anti-CD45 antibody selection as required 

Sample number 

Barcode up to 20 samples. 

Flexible design allows scaling for sample number to 50-plus. 


Sample Multiplexing for Cytometry Studies | Roberto Spada, PhD 

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