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.
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 μm, 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
||Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ Tissue Microarray System
4 paraffin recipient blocks (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm & 5mm
4 punch tips (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, & 5 mm)
1 punch guide (1 mm)