The TOMO adhesive microscope slides are an incredible slide to work with on automated IHC stainers! The advanced technology in manufacturing the adhesive surface of the microscope slide produces outstanding adhesion to the tissue section even in the most demanding applications. The surface of the TOMO adhesive microscope slide is hydrophilic producing two very notable features:
- Allows to refloat the tissue in the water bath for repositioning the tissue section
- Allows the microscope slide to be used on all automated IHC platforms
The hydrophilic surface of the microscope slide also ensures faster draining of the water between the glass surface and the tissue section compared to adhesive slides with a hydrophobic surface. This can help minimize any water being trapped between the tissue section and the microscope slide when the tissue section is being picked up from the water bath. Minimizing the trapped water can increase the area of the tissue section being in direct contact with the adhesive coating on the microscope glass and maximizing the adhesive bond between the tissue section and microscope glass. Thus, creating stronger adhesive properties of the TOMO Adhesive microscope slide.
Adhesive Mechanism of the TOMO Adhesive Microscope Slides:
A coating is applied to the microscope slide surface by a covalent bond of the enhanced chemistry and OH groups to produce a strong positive charge on the slide. Tissue sections, having a negative charge, will be attracted to the surface of the glass and adhere to it. The TOMO adhesive microscope slide has a high tissue section & cell adhesive strength. The microscope slide is highly durable to thermal treatment particularly with microwave and autoclave.
The TOMO adhesive microscope slides are especially useful in preventing tissue loss when performing high temperature antigen retrieval or enzyme digestion, and are ideal for use in immunostaining of formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) and frozen tissue where stronger adhesion microscope slides are required. If your lab has had any challenges with your current microscope slides on an automated IHC stainer, we highly recommend you evaluate the TOMO microscope slide!
- Automated IHC platforms such as Ventana Benchmark, Leica Bond, etc.
- Glass Type: High Clarity, Low Fluorescence
- Size: 75 x 25mm, 1mm thick
- Surface Wettability: Hydrophilic
- Edge Treatment: 45º Corner
- White is also available with 90º corners
- Packaged 1,000 slides per case
- Available in White, Blue, Green, Yellow and Pink
- ISO 13485 Certified