Leica Pearl Automatic Tissue Processor
This formalin-free and xylene-free tissue processor is available for one run per week. Users should fix their samples in their home labs in formalin or paraformaldehyde, and then submit cassettes in 70% ethanol Monday-Thursday. ALL samples from the week will be loaded on the processor each Friday using a standard xylene-free protocol (Surgipath Sub-X is used as a xylene alternative). Users may retrieve processed samples on Monday for embedding. The processor fee is $5 per cassette. Custom protocols can be considered but may be subject to additional fees.
Leica Histocore Arcadia Paraffin Embedding Station
The modular embedding station features a warm side controlled by an intuitive LCD touchscreen and optional foot pedal. The lighted magnifier makes it easy for users to embed the smallest samples. An adjacent cool side offers users a large surface to cool molds or chill blocks prior to sectioning.
Leica Histocore Biocut Rotary Microtome
This ergonomic manual microtome features a 2-in-1 blade holder allowing users to choose from low- or high-profile blades. The anti-static waste tray allows users to easily clean up behind themselves. Hourly rate includes consumables such as blades and slides. An accessory water bath and slide warming plate are also available for microtome users.