Glyoxal 3% Fixative, Ready to Use

An alternative fixative to Formalin and Formaldehyde.

EMS is proud to introduce an alternative to Formalin and Formaldehyde in many different applications.

Our unique kit comes premixed and measured and ready to use. The kit consists of 2 vials: Solution A & Solution B (Absolute Ethanol, Glyoxal Solution, Acetic Acid and water).


Add solution A to solution B. Vortex the two solutions together and bring to a pH of 4.5 with the addition of NaOH 1M. The solution needs to be used immediately once mixed.


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Dapson RW. Et al (2007) "Glyoxal fixation: how it works and why it only occasionally needs antigen retrieval" lnforma healthcare, Dapson & Dapson, LLC

Richter K. et al (2018) "Glyoxal as an alternative to formaldehyde in immunostaining and super-resolution microscopy" The EMBO Journal. 37: 139-159

Storage Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Storage:2-8°C Cat #: 16525 Description: Glyoxal 3% Fixative Pack: 100 mL Price: $62.50 Add to Quote: