Microtomy Aids
  1. Soft Block | Polysciences, Inc.
    Soft Block
    Catalog Number 24616

    Unique Formula for Softening Difficult to Cut Tissue in Paraffin

    Effective on bone, nails and tissue. Easy to use, just soak pre-trimmed block surface in Soft Block for 5-15 minutes (depending on tissue sample size) and cut sections.

  2. PolyGuard, Paraffin Repellent | Polysciences, Inc.

    Xylene free paraffin repellent. Used to create a protective coating on surfaces exposed to paraffin as well as to clean adhering paraffin off laboratory counterparts and equipment. PolyGuard will help keep your equipment and countertops clean and tidy.

    Available in 120ml bottles and cases of 6x120ml

  3. Wrinkle Out Water Bath Solution | Polysciences, Inc.

    Use in place of normal or distilled water for water bath when cutting paraffin sections and pick up wrinkle free ribbons and sections on the slide. Changes the water surface tension so tissue spreads evenly without wrinkles when using paraffin that is of lower quality than the polymer fortified paraffins on the market.

  4. Total Cutting Solution Kit
    Total Cutting Solution Kit
    Catalog Number 25388

    A revolutionary product for every work station in your lab. Our Total Cutting Solution Kit provides you with 5 tissue cutting solutions to address decalcification issues and difficult tissue blocks & specimens. Don’t let poor processing and paraffin issues stop you in the middle of your cutting track record. Reduce bottlenecks in your workflow by using the 10 multi-well tissue block holders provided with the kit right at your cutting station!

  5. Histoheme
    Catalog Number 24774

    Developed to assist histologists with bloody specimens such as placental fragments, bone marrow biopsies, liver, spleen and endometrial curretings which tend to harden after processing and dry out. These tissues, when set on ice tend to shatter and flake leaving blood fragments all over the work area, microtome, waterbath and have a high potential for creating extraneous tissue “floaters” on slides.

  6. Soft Nail
    Soft Nail
    Catalog Number 24775

    Unique Formulation to Soften Keratin

    Made for very hard complex keratinized hair, nail and skin samples common in Mohs Histology laboratories. Hair, nail and skin samples that have been processed tend to flex and turn becoming difficult to cut and hold on slides for staining.

  7. PolyCut-Ease
    Catalog Number 18615

    The addition of 1% PolyCut-Ease to any epoxy embedding recipe will enable many stress free sections to be cut from a single area of a knife. It preserves the life of your diamond knife edge as it markedly reduces friction of the knife as it cuts through the plastic. The additive will not change the block color or EM image quality. Does not contain Silicone.

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