Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound

Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound is used to quickly embed fresh tissue specimens for frozen sections using a cryostat. Tissue-Tek O.C.T. Compound is a formulation of clear, water-soluble glycols and re

The most popular and consistent embedding medium for cryotomy

Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound is used to quickly embed fresh tissue specimens for frozen sections using a cryostat. Tissue-Tek O.C.T. Compound is a formulation of clear, water-soluble glycols and resins, providing a solid matrix to encapsulate tissue specimens and bond to the Specimen Holder for consistent sectioning in a cryostat working temperature of -10°C and below.
 
Undesirable background staining is eliminated as no residue is left on the slides during staining.
 
O.C.T stands for optimal cutting temperature. The high viscosity of Tissue-Tek O.C.T Compound results in fast freezing for optimal section quality.
 
Sold in 4 oz (118 mL) squeeze bottles; 12/case
 

Features

     Benefits

Water-soluble glycols and resins
  • No background staining
  • Tissue stays on slide
High viscosity
  • Holds and supports tissue in place for quick embedding
  • Fast freezing for a quick turnaround-time (TAT)
Clear consistent resin formulation
  • Provides consistent sectioning with minimum section curling
Product name Tissue-Tek® O.C.T. Compound
Product code 4583
Application Cryotomy
Quantity 4 oz (118 mL) squeeze bottles; 12/case
Regulatory status IVD, FDA Class I
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