Advantage

advantage Mounting Medium by Innovex Biosciences

Permanent Mounting medium preserves AEC, DAB, Fast Red and other dye chemistry stains. Sets in 5 minutes at RT. Manuf. by Innovex Biosciences.

Product Options:

1000 Slides:
Part # NB30060 ml $299.00
2000 Slides:
Part # NB300A125 ml $395.00

 

 

Advantage™ Mounting Media is formulated for permanently mounting (coverslipping) slides without the need for xylene and alcohol pre-treatment steps. 

 

FEATURES OF ADVANTAGE™ MOUNTING MEDIA:

  • Mount permanently and directly from water.
  • Permanently preserves AEC, DAB, Fast Red & other immuno stains.
  • No fading of chromogens or dyes.
  • Fluid is at room temperature, no warming is necessary.
  • No fume hood needed to mount.
  • Sets in 5 minutes at room temperature, ready for microscopic examination.
  • Permanently preserves IHC stains and special stains.
  • Saves time, mounting time of less than 10 seconds per slide.

 

ADVANTAGE™ MOUNTING MEDIA APPLICATION:

Advantage™ is intended for the coverslipping stained biological specimen. It is intended to be applied with coverslips. It can also be used for making wet mounts. 

 

ADVANTAGE MOUNTING MEDIA, MOUNTING & DRYING PROTOCOL:

The following is a recommended technique for coverslipping slide specimens. Other techniques that achieve the same basic result are equally acceptable. 

  1. Take the slides from the final wash (for best results water is quite suitable). 
  2. Remove excess water by air drying, maximum removal of water is recommended. 
  3. Place the slides down, face up on a flat surface and apply 2-3 drops (or as needed) of Advantage mounting media on the lower edge of the coverslip.
  4. Bring the slide up to the edge of the coverslip and invert the slide so that the mounting media touches the slide. Gently complete inversion. 
  5. For immediate viewing, Quick-Set the coverslip by placing the mounting slides in an oven for the following time: 5 minutes at 37º C or let the slides sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes.  IMPORTANT:  Do not leave slides at 37º for more than one hour. Slides left longer than one hour at oven temperature may exhibit small bubble formations. 
  6. Mounted slides should be properly stored following the microscopic examination. Slides are best stored in the dark and free of dust. 

 

SECOND CHANCE COVERSLIPPING:

If for any reason you end up with an unsatisfactory mounted slide such as one with some air bubbles, remount slides as follows:

  1. Allow the coverslip to slip off the end of the slide by holding the slide at a slight vertical angle. 
  2. Remove excess media as if it were excess water on a slide. 
  3. Re-apply mounting media and coverslip. 
  4. Mounted slides should be properly stored following the microscopic examination. Slides are best stored in the dark and free of dust. 

 

COVERSLIP REMOVAL:

When desired, coverslips mounted with Advantage™ Mounting Media may be removed by soaking the slides in warm water. The length depends on the age of the mounted slide and may vary from 10 minutes to over-night. After softening the mounting media, slowly and gently pull back on the corner of the coverslip until it releases. Then rinse off the remaining mounting media by agitating the un-slipped slide in the warm water for a few moments.