Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ Tissue Microarray System


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.

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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
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