Tissue Tek VIP Tissue Processors
Three tissue processors are used for the preparation of biological samples for paraffin embedment. The VIPs provide a large sample capacity, programmable processing times and temperatures, and enclosed solvent storage that allows the instrument to be used in open laboratories without supplemental ventilation.
Our microtome models include the Shandon Finesse semiautomated, Microm HM355-S semiautomated and the Microm HM355 semiautomated microtome. These instruments can be used for the preparation of 3-6 micron paraffin embedded sections.
Leica Autostainer XL Stainer
These high capacity, programmable slide-stainers allow high throughput of routine and special stains with the ability to perform ‘batch’ special histochemistry procedures.
Operio CS2 Digital Pathology Scanner
The five-slide scanner has 20x and 40x magnification for rapid and seamless creation of whole slide, high quality scans for digital files ideal for preparing slides and data for morphometry and sharing with remote team members.
AO Microstar IV Consultation Microscope
This bright field microscope is equipped with five viewing heads for real-time sample examination. It is an ideal consultation instrument providing better resolution and control than most video and digital systems.
These instruments are used to cut frozen tissue for use with in situ hybridization or autoradiography, special histochemistry or diagnostic purposes.
Reichert-Jung 2050 Supercut Microtome
This instrument is designed to cut large format (> 1cm x 1cm) plastic sections of biological samples and can cut sections at ~1 mm, ideal for high resolution light-examination of complex fixed tissues.
Olympus BX51 Microscope w/ ProgRes C14plus Camera
Allows for real-time microscopic image capture during sample examination.