Trajan biopsy pads are drawn from fully reticulated cellular polyester urethane foam which allows optimum reagent transfer around tissue specimens whilst securing it. The foam is soft and flexible with fine pores. It is cut to a size which is compatible with most tissue cassettes used in histopathology laboratories.
Tissue biopsy specimens can be placed between two foam pads and positioned in tissue cassettes with metal or plastic lids. The thin nature of Trajan biopsy pads reduce pressure on unfixed specimen with minimal risk of tissue adhering to pads during the embedding process.
To avoid artefacts, it is recommended, biopsy pads should be moistened with fixative before use.
Trajan biopsy pads are ready to use. They resist temperatures from -40°C to 121°C, and are autoclavable. Available in blue or black, packed in bags containing 500 or 1,000 pads.
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Trajan Histology wax Plus uses highly purified paraffin wax as the base ingredient, supplemented with plasticising polymers to provide further elasticity and tensile strength. This allows superior specimen sectioning with minimal tissue block shrinkage. Therefore, embedded specimens can be easily cut with steady ribbon continuity.
The wax is suitable for all general embedding and sectioning purposes.