Microscopy Facility

Sample Preparation—Microdissection and Tissue Sectioning

microdissection and tissue sectioning equipment

Microdissection

An Eppendorf microdissection system is available for micro-sampling of tissue slices and cells. System components include:

  • Microdissector
  • Transferman N2K
  • CellTram Vario
  • Siskiyou MX160L micromanipulator
  • an Optronics Magnafire CCD camera
  • Zeiss Axiovert 40 CFl inverted microscope
  • Exfo X-cite fluorescence illumination system
  • filter sets for blue, green, and red fluorescence detection
microdissection and tissue sectioning equipment

Tissue Sectioning

  • Leica VT1000S vibratome
  • Thermo FSE cryostat
  • Leica EM UC6/EM FC6 cryo-ultramicrotome
  • LKB 2128 ultramicrotome
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Medical Center
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