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Resin Embedding

Resin embedding

CAIC main specimen preparation lab



CAIC offers TEM specimen processing for thin sectioning as a full service. This usually comprises providing fixatives for immersion or perfusion fixation, performing staining procedures, specimen dehydration and resin embedding. The resins we most commonly use are Quetol, LR White or Araldite. The detailed processing protocol depends on the nature of the specimen and the type of TEM imaging/analysis required and we recommend consulting with us in advance. CAIC offers some `routine’ processing protocols, but can also facilitate more specialist protocols required by the user. Self-access to our prep lab is for experienced users only and is subject to prior consultation.