Biological Sciences

Services and Sample Preparation Equipment


  • Sample preparation for Light Microscopy, Transmission and Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Paraffin Histology for Light Microscopy
  • Plastic Sectioning for Light Microscopy
  • Ultra-thin Plastic Sectioning for Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • Individualized training in microscopy techniques and equipment use

Sample Preparation Equipment for Client Use

  • Leica TP1020 Tissue Processor for the preparation of Paraffin Embedded Tissues
  • Microtome for Paraffin sectioning (Leica RM 2125) 
  • Microtome for Paraffin and JB-4 sectioning (Leica RM 2235) 
  • Ultra-microtome for TEM sectioning – (Reichert UltraCut E)
  • Fume hoods are available for sample processing and slide/section staining
  • Frozen sectioning (Tissue-Tek II Cryostat)
  • Ovens for drying and curing resin
  • Knifemakers
  • Knife sharper (AO steel knife sharpener)  
  • Sputter Coater, Hummer 6.2 
  • Basic compound and dissecting light microscopes are available in addition to high quality microscopes with digital cameras (see Imaging Equipment).