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arrow13Supplies for the EMS 820 Laboratory Microwave Oven

The Microwave Cookbook for Microscopistsarrow12The Microwave Toolbook;
A Practical Guide for Microscopists

A step-by-step workbook of fun laboratory exercises that teaches you how to calibrate and standardize microwave ovens; practice safety when using a microwave oven in the laboratory; see areas of high and low microwave power; measure cycle time and magnetron warm-up time; use your oven for fixation, staining, embedding, etc. When you complete the exercises in this book, you will find that what up to know has been confusing a lot of concepts and recipes will become understandable and easy. 184 pages, 24 exercises, dozens of illustrations, and lots of practical tips.

Written by Gary R. Login, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., and Ann M. Dvorak, M.D., Depts of Pathology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Ma. 02115

31110 Microwave Tool Book each 198.00 Add to Cart

Microwaves for the Art of Microscopyarrow12Microwaves for the Art of Microscopy

A complete text book encompassing 384 pages of all aspects of microwave technology. All of the techniques found in a Microscopy, histology and general research laboratory are contained in this revised edition of the book.

Written by: Kok, L. P. and Boon, M. E. (2003). Coulomb Press. Leyden, The Netherlands.

ISBN# 90-71421-41-4.

31100 Microwaves for the Art of Microscopy each 84.00 Add to Cart

Microwave Leakage DetectorTraining Manualarrow12Microwave Leakage Detector

Evaluate the RF emissions of mobile phone, radio and TV transmission towers, wireless camera, Wi-Fi and LAN detection and installation, microwave oven leakage and other environmental safety concerns. Radio Frequency (RF) is the range of electromagnetic frequencies above the audio range and below infrared light. Features maximum and minimum hold, an audible alarm, and a zero adjustment to eliminate background EMF. The display also indicates overload and low battery. Comes with a soft carrying case and standard 9V battery, which provides approximately 100 hours of use.

Dimensions: 5¼" x 2¼" x 1¼" (130 x 56 x 38mm). Weight: 6oz (170g).

Specifications

Display: 3¾ digits, maximum reading 3999
RF Power Density: 0.003~2.700 mW/cm²
RF Frequency: 50MHz ~ 3.5GHz
Microwave Frequency: 2450MHz
Resolution: 0.001mW/cm²
Accuracy: ±2dB @ 2.45GHz ±50MHz
Axis: Single
Alarm: @ readings >1mW/cm²
Operating Temp: 41°F ~ 104°F  (5°C ~ 40°C)
Operating RH: <80% RH
Dimensions: 5¼" x 2¼" x 1¼" (130 x 56 x 38mm)
Weight: 6oz (170g)
72083-00 Microwave Leakage Detector each 220.00 Add to Cart

AirChek® Badgesarrow12AirChek® Badges

Monitor vapor levels, simply and effectively.

Airchek Badges provide an innovative, simple and effective system for monitoring vapor levels, including:

  • Formaldehyde
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Isopropanol

The badges are simply clipped on to the technician's clothing and a record is kept of name, location and time, providing continuous sampling for personal monitoring and allowing the measurements required under Government regulations.

One badge provides continuous sampling over 8 hours. A second badge can be used to supply information for analysis of 15-minute peak exposure periods.

64472-10 AirChek® Badge, Formaldehyde 6/pk 446.00 Add to Cart
64472-20 AirChek® Badge, Glutaraldehyde 6/pk 446.00 Add to Cart
64472-30 AirChek® Badge, Xylene 6/pk 402.00 Add to Cart
64472-40 AirChek® Badge, Toluene 6/pk 402.00 Add to Cart
64472-50 AirChek® Badge, Isopropanol 6/pk 430.00 Add to Cart

arrow12Microwave Supplies & Calibration Aids

Stain-'N'-Temp Slideemsexclu.gif (210 bytes)arrow12Stain-'N'-Temp Slide*

This device is used as an aid when programming a microwave oven to achieve an ideal target temperature of 20-100µl staining volumes. The tool is designed to give quantitative temperature information about the droplet during staining of tissue sections on electron microscope grids.

This unit is a 4-well "PTFE" coated glass slide, each well 8mm in diameter which will maintain the uniform shape of the droplet; 4 liquid crystal temperature strips ranging from 35 to 50° are affixed to each well to monitor the microwave oven temperature.

97030-01 Stain-'N'-Temp Slide each 10.00 Add to Cart
97030-06 Stain-'N'-Temp Slide 6/pack 54.00 Add to Cart

emsexclu.gif (210 bytes)Microwave Calibration Slide Set*arrow12Microwave Calibration Slide Set*

A calibration slide for microwave staining. A set which includes two glass slides. Slide #1 has liquid crystal squares corresponding to the following temperatures: 35°C, 40°C, 45°C; Slide #2 has liquid crystal squares corresponding to the following temperatures: 50°C, 55°C, and 60°C.

This calibration set will ensure reproducible programming of the oven to achieve an ideal target temperature of large staining volumes (50-200 ml solution).

97031-01 Microwave Calibration Slide Set Set 20.00 Add to Cart

Fix-'N'-Temp Containeremsexclu.gif (210 bytes)arrow12Fix-'N'-Temp Container*

This container will permit rapid specimen handling and provides temperature information during microwave irradiation. A liquid crystal strip is affixed into the bottom of a 35mm diameter petri dish and covered with a thin layer of EMbed resin. The temperature range is 35°C-60°C. This container is ideal for tissue fixing by microwaves. The two active temperature windows are 45°C and 50°C.

97033-01 Fix-'N'-Temp Container each 9.00 Add to Cart
97033-06 Fix-'N'-Temp Container 6/pack 48.00 Add to Cart

emsexclu.gif (210 bytes)Alpha-Numeric Oven Tray*arrow12Alpha-Numeric Oven Tray*

Made from polypropylene, Each line is spaced 1 cm apart with letters along the sides and numbers across the top and bottom. This tray has ruled lines that aid in the reproducible placement of the specimens in the oven.

97035-01 Alpha-Numeric Oven Tray each 85.00 Add to Cart

Neon Bulb Arrayarrow12Neon Bulb Array*

This Neon Bulb Array is made from silicone and has many advantages:

  • Silicone has a high resistance to extreme heat.
  • The silicone holds each bulb snugly and prevents bulb spillage during handling.

Each bulb in the mat is 2.5cm apart. The mat is divided into quadrants. A mark on the back left corner of the array lid is used to key the back left corner of the oven. There are letters and numbers along each edge for easy placement on the Alpha-numeric tray. The mat size is 8" x 8".

97036-01 Neon Bulb Array each 125.00 Add to Cart

*The above microwave accessories are developed in collaboration with Dr. Gary Login, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Ma.

ncubation Tray for Microwave Immunostainingarrow12Incubation Tray for Microwave Immunostaining

For immunostaining, we recommend a water load that is the same size as the bottom of the microwave cavity in order not to disturb the distribution of microwave energy within the cavity. In our research, we found that between 150 and 200 ml of water in the bottom of the incubation tray prevents evaporation of the droplets of reagent. A PAP pen should be used to maintain the droplets at a uniform size and shape.

Ordering:

97060 Microwave Incubation Tray for Immunostaining each 195.00 Add to Cart

Cassette Holder for Microwave Fixation and Processingarrow12Formalin Solutions: A New Cassette Holder for Microwave Fixation and Processing

Each holds 64 or 40 cassettes in a single horizontal plane, which conforms to research regarding the way to achieve the best distribution of microwave energy. It is based upon an original design in wood (the 'Bamboozle') developed by Dr. Richard Dapson of Anatech, Ltd. It is adapted to a pyrex container which allows the paraffin to easily hold its temperature, and minimizes the risk of overheating of specimens due to lack of sufficient microwavable load.

97070-10 Cassette Holder and Tray, holds 64 cassettes each 481.00 Add to Cart
97070-01 Tray only each 195.00 Add to Cart
97070-02 Cassette Holder only, holds 64 cassettes each 475.00 Add to Cart
97071-10 Cassette Holder and Tray, holds 40 cassettes each 390.00 Add to Cart
97071-01 Tray only each 308.00 Add to Cart
97071-02 Cassette Holder, holds 40 cassettes each 372.00 Add to Cart

arrow12Cassette Rack for Microwave Histoprocessing

We are very pleased to announce the development of a simple and reliable device designed to hold up to 24 standard cassettes for histoprocessing in a microwave. This new rack is manufactured from "PTFE" resins, and will withstand repeated exposure to fixatives, dehydrating agents, clearing agents and paraffin. It is easily cleaned in hot water. It is intended for use with a disposable tray which holds the processing chemicals.

Four processing racks and trays will fit into the EMS 9000 Microwave Processor, so that up to 96 cassettes can be processed in one run. Using this system, the histotechnologist needs to handle the individual cassettes only once, to load them into the racks. The rack is then placed into a tray containing the dehydrating medium, usually 100% ethyl alcohol, and microwaved. After dehydration, the rack containing the cassettes is transferred into a tray containing the clearing agent, usually isopropanol, and microwaved. After clearing, the rack is transferred to a tray containing liquid paraffin, and microwaved. The whole process can take as little as 25 minutes (for small specimens, such as needle biopsies). There are no hazardous chemicals needed (no xylene !).

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97050 "PTFE" Cassette Rack for Microwave Histoprocessing each 360.00 Add to Cart
97051 Microwave Histoprocessing Rack with 10 Disposable Trays each 340.00 Add to Cart

Micro Tube Rack- Microwaveable arrow10Micro Tube Rack- Microwaveable

Polypropylene floating racks keep microtubes submerged in a water bath – perfect for controlling sample temperature. Detachable legs give the users more options: attach legs so rack stands upright on benchtop, or detach legs so sample tubes can be quickly popped out by pushing down onto any surface.

Ideally to hold microcentrifuge tube in water bath during polymerization, such as LR White®, JB4…

Not autoclavable. Measures: 60 mm high, including legs.

EMS # Wells Tubes Shapes/Color Qty Price  
72372-SB 16 0.4/0.5 ml Square (102mm) Black each 22.00 Add to Cart
72372-SW 16 1.5/2.0 ml Square (102 mm) White each 22.00 Add to Cart
72372-RB 8 1.5/2.0 ml Round (68 mm) White each 22.00 Add to Cart
72372-R20 20 1.5/2.0 ml Round (98 mm) White each 22.00 Add to Cart

Racks, and TraysRacks, and Traysarrow10Other Holders, Racks, and Trays

97052-01 Microwave transparent dish each 25.00 Add to Cart
97052-04 Microwave Slide Staining Holder each 80.00 Add to Cart
97090 Microwave Slide Staining Holders, with disposable tray (each rack holds 24 slides). 6/pk 240.00 Add to Cart
97082 Microwave-Transparent Trays 50/pk 52.00 Add to Cart

arrow10Coverplate™ Technology

The Coverplate Microwave Immunostaining Systems

Shandon Lipshaw's patented Coverplate technology is the foundation of our microwave immunostaining system. Increased quality control, time and reagent savings, specimen protection, and consistent superb quality stains can be expected when using our Coverplate Microwave Immunostaining protocols.

97091 Disposable Cover Plates™ 10/pk 52.00 Add to Cart
97092 Cover Plate™ Slide Rack (holds 10 cover plates) each 450.00 Add to Cart

Coverplate arrow10Containers

97084 Microwave-transparent jars with wide mouths and vented lids, (2 x 500 ml, 1 x 1000 ml). 3/pk 102.00 Add to Cart
97088 Microwave transparent "dummy load" vented container each 9.00 Add to Cart
97086 Microwave-transparent, small-capacity staining containers 10/pk 33.00 Add to Cart
97087 Microwave Coplin Jars with vented lid 3/pk 70.00 Add to Cart

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