Rodent Brain Matrices are designed for similar purposes as the above Tissue Matrices, but only for rodent brains. They allow the investigator to slice either coronal (perpendicular to center line) or sagittal (parallel to center line) sections through the brain at intervals as small as 1mm. All Rodent Brain Matrices are identical and durable to ensure reproducible sections in the day-to-day, year-to-year, or on a between laboratory basis.
Biochemical Pharmacology: The reproducible removal of small brain regions (i.e. discrete terminal fields or nuclei) for biochemical analysis, such as the determination of neurotransmitter and metabolite concentrations. Individual brain areas may be either dissected or micropunched from the slices formed.
Anatomy: Precise blocking of the brain prior to microtome sectioning.
Neurophysiology: Reproducible blocking of the brain prior to vibratome sectioning.
Rodent Brain Matrices are constructed from high grade zinc to allow for rapid temperature equilibration, easy cleaning, and sterilization. The matrices are designed to accommodate the brains of rodents placed ventral side up. The channels are precisely cut at 1mm intervals and 0.3mm wide.
Overall Measurements: 2.75" x 2.75" x 1.5"H