Equipment

Tissue Processing Equipment

3 Microtomes

Microtome
Leica SM2000R microtome

Uses: Cut frozen/embedded tissue sections (~20-60µm)

Microtome A, B, and C

All three are Leica SM2000R microtomes. Two chucks and one blade are available for users. Users may also bring their own chucks and blades.

Training: Individual, as needed

CalendarOnline at Teamup.com

2 Cryostats

Cryostat
Leica CM3050S Cryostat

Uses: Cut frozen/embedded tissue sections (~5-250µm)

Cryostat 1 and 2

Both cryostats are Leica CM3050S. Users are required to bring their own disposable blades and OCT media.
See ordering information for disposable blades and OCT media.

Training: Individual, as needed

CalendarOnline at Teamup.com

 

 

Bio-Rad HeliosTM Gene Gun System

GeneGun
Bio-Rad HeliosTM Gene Gun

Uses: Deliver DNA/RNA/dye to living/fixed tissues and cells.

This is a low pressure system optimized for tissue delivery of biological materials or dye. Within the QM Core the system is used mainly for DiI labeling of neurons to be used for dendrite/spine analysis in conjunction with the MBF System.

Training: Individual, as needed

Calendar: Online at Teamup.com

 

 

Bio-Rad Tube Prep Station

TubePrep
Bio-Rad Tube Prep Station

Uses: To prepare bullet tubes for use with the Bio-Rad HeliosTM Gene Gun.

Equipped with a nitrogen tank and tube rotator, this tube prep station is used in conjunction with the HeliosTM Gene Gun System.

Training: Individual, as needed

Calendar: Online at Teamup.com