Small Rat Brain Matrices, Acrylic
Brain matrices were developed to provide medical researchers with the ability to precisely prepare discrete regions.
Acrylic brain matrices are offered as durable and less expensive devices to prepare tissue samples. Acrylic matrices are not recommended for heat or cold transfer and will become brittle if cooled or frozen.
We have selected our matrices to section tissue slices to a thickness as small as approximately 1 mm, depending upon what matrix design you choose to use. Ordinary industrial razor blades are generally used to slice the brain and/or tissue material. We recommend that the cutting blade be wetted with saline to act as a lubricant before shearing the target tissue. Micron tissue punches are also available for removal of specific areas of the tissues.
The coronal RBMs have the additional feature of a mid-line sagittal cut to facilitate the splitting of the left and right hemispheres. Sections can be as fine as 1 mm.
- Repeatable slices to 1 mm providing precise blocking prior to sectioning
- For mice 175 to 300 g