Lowicryl® K11M Polar, Hydrophilic, -60ºC embedding kit

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Catalog No. Packaging Size Price Quantity
18163-1 1 kit


Lowicryls are low viscosity, crosslinked acrylate and methacrylate based embedding media. They are designed to preserve molecular structure/antigens by being applied at low temperatures. Because they preserve antigenicity, Lowicryls are a useful alternative to epoxy resins in immunochemistry.

Lowicryl® K11M kit is a polar, hydrophilic, embedding media that is designed for tissue infiltration and polymerization down to −60ºC. During dehydration and infiltration specimens may be kept partially hydrated since polymerization can occur with up to 5% water. The use of K11M results in better structural preservation, improved preservation of antigenicity and lower background labeling.

Kit contains: 3x250gm of monomer I, 1x40gm of crosslinker H, and 1x4.3 gm of initiator C.


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