Resources

  • Fully equipped laboratories for tissue collection, processing, histology, and immunohistochemistry work
  • Three liquid nitrogen freezers and one -80c freezer with 25,000 total sample capacity, equipped with electronic monitoring, automated fill and alarm systems
  • Workstations for data collection and management; access to hospital databases
  • Daily access to Tissue Tek VIP automatic tissue processor
  • BioCare Medical IntelliPath FLX Automated IHC Slide Stainer with 50 slide staining capacity, fully open system with continuous random access and prioritized STAT capability.
  • BioCare Medical IQ3000 Kinetic Slide Stainer for temperature controlled incubations and in situ hybridization protocols (36-slide capacity)
  • Advanced Cell Diagnostics HybEZ Hybridization oven for RNA in situ Hybridization assays using the RNAScope® technology
  • Pathology Devices Semi-Automated Tissue Microarray Maker (TMArrayer) for both paraffin-embedded and frozen tissues
  • Instrumedics Paraffin Tape Transfer System for sectioning and optimal tissue recovery from TMA blocks
  • Olympus BX41 Microscope with motorized scanning stage, light, phase contrast, fluorescence, and digital imaging capabilities
  • Two Leica 1850 Cryostats all with Peltier cooling for preparation of frozen section slides
  • Leica RM2255 Full-Automated Microtome and several other microtomes for cutting of blocks and preparation of paraffin section slides