The Histology Core Facility (HCF) offers competences and equipment to perform fast, medium throughput histology processes like tissue processing, sectioning and staining for researchers.

The HCF provides services, equipmenttraining and assistance in setting up protocols. After training, users have access to the equipment in the core facility.

The facility is also equipped with two X-CLARITY™, the electrophoretic tissue clearing system II, producing structurally sound and transparent whole tissues ready for multiple rounds of antibody labeling and imaging; saving time and offering many possibilities, from tracing neural circuitry to exploring the relationship between structure and function.

Campus Biotech offers to the researchers an up-to date biosafety level 1 cell culture resource, enabling to work in a controlled environment. 

Equipment:

Paraffin Embedding
Tissue Processor (VIP® 6) for paraffin embedding
Canova embedding module with cold plate

Freezing and Sectioning
SnapFrost® (Exilone)
Leica CM1950 cryostat
Leica CM3050 cryostat
VT1000 S Vibrating-blade microtome
HM 355S Microtome Thermo Scientific™

Staining
Leica ST5020 Multistainer in conjunction with the Leica CV5030 Coverslipper

Immunohistochemistry
Thermo Scientific PT Module: Antigen retriever for slide pre-treatment

Tissue clearing system
Two X-CLARITY™ II from Logos Biosystems

Cell culture
Inverted routine Leica DM IL LED microscope
Epifluorescent widefield Evos digital inverted microscope
Biosafety cabinets class 2
Incubators

Other Resources