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Slides for Microscopy

Our slides are suitable for use in biology, botany, ecology, medicine, pathology, forensics, art conservation or restoration.

Slides for microscopy

Our slides are suitable for use in biology, botany, ecology, medicine, pathology, forensics, art conservation or restoration. Our customers are machine manufacturers, environmental organizations, industrial customers, universities, research institutes, clinics or customs. ORSAtec provides slides for all the usual applications of microscopic technology, but also for special applications under challenging conditions.

Overview of our slides

Standard slides SuperFrost® / Colorfrost® Polysine™ SuperFrost® Plus SuperFrost® Ultra Plus SuperFrost® Plus Gold SuperFrost® Excell
Surface modification no no synthetic polyamide silanized, permanent positive charged electrostatic fixation Anchor points to form chemical bonds highly hydrophilic glass surface for optimal wettability
highly hydrophilic glass surface for optimal wettability 1 x 26 x 76 mm
(according ISO 8037/I)
1 x 26 x 76 mm
(according ISO 8037/I)
1 x 25 x 75 mm 1 x 25 x 75 mm 1 x 25 x 75 mm 1 x 25 x 75 mm 1 x 25 x 75 mm
Glass quality Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content Extra white soda lime silicate glass with very low iron content
Adhesion slides no no yes yes yes yes yes
Size of tissue sections No specification No specification 2 – 5 Mikron 2 – 5 Mikron 2 – 5 Mikron < 5 Mikron 4 – 15 Mikron
Unique identification system no yes on request on request on request on request on request
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Application areas of the slides
Standard slides SuperFrost® / Colorfrost® Polysine™ SuperFrost® Plus SuperFrost® Ultra Plus SuperFrost® Plus Gold SuperFrost® Excell
fresh alcohol or formalin-fixed frozen sections
difficult adhering tissue types such as frozen skin, brain and heart
Special, complex color sequences
Optimal adhesion when using immunocytochemical methods
Optimal adhesion when using in situ PCR and in situ DNA hybridization methods
Promotes adhesion of the tissue during immunohistochemical studies of estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast tissue frozen
Universally applicable for both toluidine blue staining as well as hematoxylin or Eosine sections
Ideal for very small amounts of tissue as in the puncturing biopsy (kidney), shaving biopsy (skin) or in the extraction of lymph node samples are available (selection count of the immunofluorescence analysis)
Cytology smears, Cytocentrifuge preparations
With Bouin solution fixed tissue contrast staining of nuclei
Not fixed with cross connections tissue
Neutral to heating and the action of enzymes, making it ideal for embedded immuno-cytochemical and molecular hybridization assays on cell preparations or paraffin tissue sections
Special developed for HIER-process and for the using of antigen retrieval solutions with high pH
Ethylendiaminotetraacetate (EDTA) tolerant EDTA can attack surface!
Suitable for the adhesion of plastic sections
Laser microdissection (LCM)
Improved adhesion in the microwave staining
No tissue loss in coloration with immunological markers in the heat-induced epitope unmasking method (Epitope Retrieval (HIER, HMAR or HTAR))
No blue or red background staining in standard H&E staining
Excellent adhesion in the diagnosis of cervical cancer (pap smear)
No brown background staining when executing immunoperoxidase or in-situ DNA hybridization methods
stronger enzyme action without loss of tissue sections possible
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