Sample Preparation Equipment

The sample preparation equipment available for client use includes:

  • 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
  • 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).

Resources, equipment, and services are available to the University of Alberta and external clients.