THE NEWEST TECHNIQUE FOR SUPERIOR QUALITY TISSUE MICROARRAYS (TMAS)
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ System represents the newest technique available for producing superior quality Tissue Microarrays (TMAs) in less time than with traditional methods at a fraction of the cost.
For more information, click on the tabs below, contact your Sakura representative, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-800-725-8723 and press 1 for customer service.
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ technique produces superior quality TMAs in less time than with traditional methods, and accomplishes finished products at a fraction of the cost. The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ uses a hollowed tip to remove tissue cores as small as 1 mm from paraffin-embedded tissue (donor block). The extracted tissue is then inserted into a preformed recipient block—the Quick-Ray™ System is the only system available that uses a preformed paraffin recipient block.
The finished block is sectioned using a microtome; the sections are mounted on glass slides and then stained. Each TMA block can be cut into 300-400 sections at 4-5 μ, which can then be subjected to independent tests. Common tests include immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization.
Compact design and versatility make building a Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ TMA astoundingly simple. The construction of a TMA block can be done on any clean counter, and does not require a dedicated space.
- Ready-to-use paraffin recipient block
- Compact design and versatility
- No dedicated space required for TMA block formation
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ Tissue Microarray System consists of:
- One puncher
- Four paraffin recipient blocks (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)
- One basemold
- Four punch tips (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)
- One 1-mm punch guide