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Embedding Materials for Histology

Embedding Materials for Histology


 

Paraplast®Plus Embedding Medium.


The Paraplast Plus tissue embedding media contains a small percentage (0.8%) of dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO) to allow better penetration and infiltration and allows excellent ribbon continuity of sections. Cut to 2 microns. Comes in a pellet form 1 kg bag. Sold a case of 8 bags.

Catalog # Description Qty
CP19932 Paraplast Plus embedding media 8x1 kg/case
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Paraplast® X-tra Embedding Medium.


This embedding medium is composed of low molecular weight polymers and highly purified paraffins. Melting point: 53-54°C. Cuts to 2 micron thickness with exceptional ribbon continuity. Cut section are free of distortion. Low viscosity permits complete infiltration.

Catalog # Description Qty
CP19937 Paraplast X-tra embedding medium 1 kg bag
CP19938 Paraplast X-tra embedding medium, 8x1 kg
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Polyfin™ Embedding medium


This is a fine mixture of paraffin waxes and copolymer alloys in a convenient pellet. Provides optimal tissue support with an exceptional clarity. It is routinely used to cut 2 micron thick sections .
 

Catalog # Description Qty
CP19950 Polyfin™ Embedding medium 1 kg bag
CP19951 Polyfin™ Embedding medium 8 x 1 kg /case
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Paramat


Original British mixture of paraffin wax and plastic polymers. It has been used in the histology laboratories all over the world. This embedding medium offers improved tissue penetration, easier ribbon sectioning and reduced tendency to crumble. Milky white pastilles, melting point: 56-58°C.

Catalog # Description Qty
CP19960 Paramat, embedding medium 1 kg/bag
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Paramat Extra


A very small amount ( less than 0.1 %) of of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) added to Paramat. This formulation offers additional advantages, such as faster penetration of the tissue and more homogeneous matrix to support the specimen.
 

Catalog # Description Qty
CP19961 Paramat Extra embedding medium

1 kg/bag

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Paraffin Embedding Media

Non-toxic refined paraffin with thin thermoplastic polymers. Pellet form reduces melting time. No cell shrinkage or distortion

Catalog # Description Qty
19939 Paraffin Wax, 53-55° melting point 10 lbs
19940 Paraffin Wax, 56-58° melting point 10 lbs
19941 Paraffin Wax, 60-62° melting point 10 lbs
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JB-4 Embedding Kit

The JB-4™ is a water soluble embedding medium based  on Glycol Methacrylate plastic embedding. This is the leading plastic embedding medium for high resolution light microscopy.  Conventional paraffin sections have much greater shrinkage and inadequate morphology when compared to JB-4™.

JB_4_Embedding_KitFeatures

Easily cuts thin sections, 0.5 - 2 microns


Cures at room temperature


Gives sharp and brilliant staining


 Water soluble


Gives good results even  with difficult specimens

JB4™ Embedding Kit

Kit Contents

Solution A 800 ml
Solution B  30 ml
Catalyst  12 g
Catalog # Description Qty
060 JB-4™ Embedding Kit 1 kit
 060-1 JB-4™ Solution A  800 ml
060-3 JB-4™ Catalyst 12 g
060-2 JB-4™ Solution B 30 ml
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JB-4 Plus™ Embedding Kit


The JB-4 Plus™ offers all the same features as the  JB-4™

 Plus

  • It features a cooler acting accelerator system for
    greater protection of sensitive tissue components

Plus

  • It  yields a crystal clear and harder block which is
    ideal for dense tissue samples

JB4 Plus™ Embedding Kit

Kit Contents

Solution A 500 ml
Solution B 15 ml
Catalyst 8 g
Catalog # Description Qty
0601 JB-4 Plus™ Embedding Kit 1 kit
0601-1 JB-4 Plus™ Solution A 500 ml
 0601-2 JB-4 Plus™ Solution B 15 ml
0601-3. JB-4 Plus™ Catalyst 8 g
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Histocryl Resin Kit


Histocryl is a hydrophilic acrylic resin of low toxicity which is easy to use and is formulated specifically for light microscopy. It permits the use of most routine staining techniques without prior removal or etching of the resin.

Histocryl Resin Kit

Kit Contents

Histocryl Resin 500 g
Catalyst 50g
Accelerator 10ml
Catalog # Description Qty
CH010-0 Histocryl Resin Kit 1 kit
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LR White Resin

LR_White_Resin

This is a hydrophilic acrylic resin of  low viscosity. The resin has wide application being suitable for both light and electron microscopy. It may be thermally or cold cured. Successfully used for immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical techniques. It is not designed to be used at very low temperatures.


Available in three grades of hardness; soft medium and hard.

Must be stored at 4°C.

Catalog # Description Qty
043  LR White Resin, Soft grade, 500 g
044 LR White Resin, Medium grade, 500 g
045  LR White Resin, Hard grade, 500 g
046 LR White Accelerator, 25 g
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LR Gold Resin

LR_Gold_Resin

It is a non-toxic acrylic resin with low viscosity. LR Gold is designed primarily for embedding unfixed tissue at low temperature. This enables enzyme histochemistry and immunocytochemistry of many fixation sensitive enzymes to be carried our in 1—4 micron resin sections.The resin may be cured at  –25°C using Benzil, a light sensitive initiator and a visible light curing source. It is recommended that Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) be used to protect unfixed tissue from osmotic changes during processing.
 

Catalog # Description Qty
166  LR Gold resin 500 g
 CL009-5 Benzil 50g
CL009-6 Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) 100g
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Histo-Clear


A histological clearing agent which is non-toxic and non-flammable. It can be substituted for xylene or toluene in the preparation and staining of sections for histology. It is miscible with ethanol, isopropanol, and paraffin based embedding media.
 

Catalog # Description Qty
CH134-5 Histo-Clear 3.8 liter
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Histo-Clear II.


This has all the properties of Histo-Clear with a much reduced citrus odor. It may be substitute for toluene and xylene.
 

Catalog # Description Qty
CH134-6 Histo-Clear II 3.8 liters
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