Lowicryl® MonoStep™ Single Component Embedding Media

Lowicryl resins are highly cross-linked acrylate-based embedding resins, designed for use over a wide range of embedding conditions. These resins provide low viscosity at low temperatures.

The K4M kit is usable to -35°C and is a polar (hydrophilic) medium, while the HM20 kit can be used down to -70°C and is nonpolar (hydrophobic).

Lowicryl's K11M has properties similar to HM20, but can be used at temperatures 20 degrees lower than others: K11M at -60°C, HM23 at least -80°C. All of these resins are photopolymerized by long wavelength (360nm) ultraviolet light. Since the initiation of the polymerization is largely independent of temperatures, blocks may be polymerized at the same temperatures used for infiltration. The resin may also be chemically polymerized at 60°C.

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The same as our Lowicryl complete kits but this new formulation allows you one stop embedding without all of the cumbersome preparation and mixing. This pre-mixed, ready to use resin, saves you time and minimizes chemical contact. MonoStep Lowicryl is ideal for use in immunohistochemistry and immunolabeling. Store at room temperature.

Technical Tip

Improved Polymerization of Acrylic Resins

Storage Cat # Description MSDS Pack Price Quote Quantity
Storage:RT Cat #: 14335 Description: Lowicryl® K4M Polar Monostep™ Pack: 225 g Price: $316.00 Add to Quote:
Storage:RT Cat #: 14345 Description: Lowicryl® Hm-20 Polar Monostep™ Pack: 225 g Price: $321.00 Add to Quote: