Small Rat Brain Matrices, Stainless Steel
Brain matrices were developed to better help the medical research community prepare discrete regions in fresh or preserved tissue samples.
The more durable stainless steel matrices are useful when heat transfer or the maintenance of a specific temperature range is required in your scientific protocol.
We have selected our matrices to section tissue slices to a thickness as small as approximately 0.5 mm (sections can vary from 0.5 to 0.75 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 0.5 mm providing precise blocking prior to sectioning
- Can be chilled or sterilized
- For rats 175 to 300 g