Equipment

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Leica Peloris II - Dual Retort Rapid Tissue Processor

A free-standing processor which processes formalin fixed tissue, cell pellets and organomatrix embedded cells to a hydrophobic state, with paraffin infiltrating the specimen.  The instrument possesses two independent retorts which offers a high degree of scheduling flexibility.

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Leica Bond RX

Free-standing fully automated immunohistochemistry (IHC) and insitu hybridisation (ISH) platform.  Specialised platform is specifically geared for research setting because of its open system allowing for greater flexibility in choosing detection system, reagents etc.

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Leica Autostainer XL and Leica CV5030 Robotic Coverslipper

The Leica Autostainer XL is an innovative stainer that is capable of providing users with high quality stained slides in a high throughput and safe manner.  High throughput staining is achieved by the instruments capabilities of allowing continuous loading of up to 11 racks of 30 slides each.  The flexibility of the instruments permits simultaneous processing of slide racks with different protocols.

A robotic coverslipper used for coverslipping tissue sections, cells or swabs mounted on specimen slides with cover slips made out of glass using MM21 of mountant.

Dako Autostainer

Dako Autostainer

The facility house two bench-top semi-automated Immunohistochemistry (IHC) Dako autostainers.  This platform is specialised specifically for the research setting because of its open system allowing for greater flexibility in choosing detection system, reagents etc.

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Leica Microtome RM2235

The facility houses two mictotomes, a manual rotary microtome and a semi-automated microtomes, which are used to cut 4 micron formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue.  Thin 4 micron sections are then placed on glass microscope slides and then can be stained and observed microscopically using a light microscope.

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PrintMate 450 Cassette Printing System - 6 Hopper

High-quality cassette printing ensures every cassette is clearly marked with easy-to-read, permanent ink.  2D barcode printing assists in reducing error and increasing workflow as well as ensuring specimen trackability.

SlideMate With Mini PC

SlideMate With Mini PC

The facility house two SlideMate units which have on-demand slide printing capabilities, which reduces errors and improves productivity.  Prints directly onto the slide, eliminating the need for labels or handwriting.  The Chemical resistant printing ensures reliability and legibility throughout any staining procedure slides may undergo.

Leica Cryostat CM1850

Leica Cryostat CM1850

Free-standing cryostat capable of cutting fresh/fixed frozen tissue (both human and mouse) at 6-8 microns for microscopic examination.

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Beecher Tissue Microarray (TMA) MTA1 and MTA2

Aids in the construction of Tissue Microarrays by coring desired 1mm area of interest from a donor, formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue, into a recipient block. A 1mm diametre tissue representation can produce a 8x12 TMA .

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Aperio Scanscope

High quality slide image capture device. With five slide capacity and 20x and 40x magnification capabilities.

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TissueTek Embedding Station

Embeds specimens processed by the Peloris in molten paraffin.