Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels

Challenging Tissue Orientation Made Safe and Easy

The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels are innovative hydrogels that, when used in conjunction with Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Cassettes, are capable of locking in and preserving the orientation of very tiny or difficult to orient tissues from grossing through to imaging, helping to further extend the range of tissues suitable for automated embedding.  

Tissue Safety
The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels, when used in conjunction with the Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Sectionable Cassette System, are capable of locking in and preserving the orientation of very tiny or difficult to orient tissues from grossing through to imaging.  The innovative hydrogel matrix helps preserve the integrity of important tissue samples throughout the process and prevents the need for later manipulation of the tissue for orientation that is typically required during manual tissue embedding, which eliminates the risk of incorrect orientation or tissue loss.

Productivity Improvements
The Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels further extend the range of tissues that can be accommodated by the Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 Automated Embedding System.  With a throughput of up to 120 consistent, high-quality Paraform Cassettes per hour, The Tissue-Tek AutoTEC® a120 automates and standardizes the tissue embedding process resulting in a faster and more predictable turnaround time.

Convenience & Flexibility
The ready-to-use Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Tissue Orientation Gels do not require time-consuming preparation like having to wait to melt or solidify.  The 5 available configurations and the semi-solid matrix of the Orientation Gels offer full customization and flexibility of orientation at grossing to accommodate a wide variety of tissue types and sizes to further increase the convenience of orienting difficult tissues.

Features

    Benefits

Flexible hydrogel material 
  • Allows for complete and secure customization of orientation of tissues at grossing
Penetrable, aqueous gel matrix
  • Allows reagents to penetrate and infiltrate tissues for flexible processing using either conventional or rapid tissue processors
Allows for paraffin infiltration
  • Paraffin infiltration and embedding is accomplished without removing the gel
Fully sectionable
  • The paraffin-infiltrated gel is easily sectioned using Sakura or other manufacturer’s blades
Resists most staining
  • Resistant to common histologic stains like H&E, Iron, Trichrome, and silver stains for unimpeded microscopic examination
Compatible with IHC and ISH
  • Tissues can be stained with advanced stains without issue
5 different featured gels
  • Supports a variety of tissue samples including skin shaves and other small biopsies
Material type   Ready-to-use, semi-solid hydrogel
Dimensions (LxW)             20 mm x 13 mm
Quantity 10 packs of 50 gels (500 total gels/case)
Product codes and names 7045 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® Biopsy Gel
7046 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® 2-Lane Gel
7047 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® 1-mm Punch Gel
7048 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® 2-mm Punch Gel
7049 Tissue-Tek® Paraform® 3-mm Punch Gel

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