Smith IDDRC Histology Equipment

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Jing Huang, who is responsible for maintaing all equipment, for training investigators and personnel in the use of the equipment. Huang also provides assistance in specialized tissue fixation, sectioning and staining procedures. Investigators have the option of either conducting procedures themselves or having Huang perform them.
The Histology laboratory is fully equipped for paraffin histology, including automated processing, embedding, sectioning and staining. Facilities are also available for the embedding and sectioning of frozen specimens.

For viewing sectioned material, the histology laboratory is equipped with dissecting and light microscopes including a Nikon Optiphot equipped for phase contrast and epifluorescence illumination, and a Nikon SMZ-1500 dissecting microscope for larger sections, also equipped with epifluorescence. An Optronics digital firewire CCD color camera is mounted for image capture.

st5020 Leica ST5020 Automated Multistainer
Leica CV5030 AutomatedCoverslipper 

In conjunction with the Leica CV5030 Coverslipper, the Leica ST5020 is an exceptionally versatile stainer-coverslipper workstation, that combines high flexibility with safer process execution and optimized workflow.
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daco DAKO Auto stainer
Autostainer Link 48 ensures optimal staining results and offers a high slide and reagent capacity. Save space and centralize slide programming by connecting up to three instruments and three PT Links to one computer
The DakoLink software has optimized run-time estimation.
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vt100 Leica VT100S Vibratome
The Leica VT1000 S vibrating blade microtome is the instrument of choice for high-quality sectioning requirements in neurophysiology, neuropathology experimental pathology ), Botany (roots and plants) and Industry (foams).
When sectioning fixed tissue for specific neuropathology tests the Leica VT1000 S consistently provides high-quality sectioning results.
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eg1150 Leica EG1150C Paraffin Embedding Station
The Leica EG1150 modular tissue embedding center incorporates two separate components, the Leica EG1150 C cold plate and the Leica EG1150 H heated paraffin dispensing module.
The independent modules offer the flexibility to arrange embedding workflow in either direction (left to right or right to left) to suit an individual's needs. 
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asp300 Leica ASP300 smart tissue processor:
The ASP300 is a fully enclosed, stand-alone system for processing of up to 300 cassette-embedded samples. This tissue processor combines proven technology with an innovative user interface, color touch screen and easy to use, yet powerful software. Many routine user operations are simplified to reduce operator involvement and the risk to make mistakes.
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cryostat Cryostat 1 & 2.
Leica model CM-3050-S Cryostat

Primarily designed for the demanding needs of cryosectioning in biomedical, neuro-anatomical and pharmaceutical research
The Leica CM3050 S cryostat features superior user comfort with excellent safety standards for practically all types of cryosectioning applications.
Particularly when working with delicate specimens - for example brain samples in neuroscience - the precise specimen orientation and the specimen feed system guarantees reproducible, thin, serial sections of maximum quality.
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microtome Microtome 1 & 2:
LEICA RM2255

Designed for fully motorized sectioning of both paraffin- and resin-embedded specimens, the Leica RM2255 supports a broad spectrum of applications; in routine and research laboratories; in histology; in industrial materials and quality control.
Its two-in-one design concept, which allows motorized and manual sectioning, provides reproducible high-quality sections.
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Last modified: Feb 12, 2015
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