Tissue Microarray System: Building Superior Results.
The Tissue Microarray are a collection of multiple tissue cores that are arranged in an XY fashion inside of a paraffin block allowing for histological analysis.
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ technique produces superior quality TMAs in less time than with traditional methods, and accomplishes finished products at a fraction of the cost. The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ uses a hollowed tip to remove tissue cores as small as 1 mm from paraffin-embedded tissue (donor block). The extracted tissue is then inserted into a preformed recipient block–the Quick-Ray™ System is the only system available that uses a preformed paraffin recipient block.
The finished block is sectioned using a microtome; the sections are mounted on glass slides and then stained. Each TMA block can be cut into 300-400 sections at 4-5µ, which can then be subjected to independent tests. Common tests include immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization.
Compact design and versatility make building a Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ TMA astoundingly simple. The construction of a TMA block can be done on any clean counter, and does not require a dedicated space.
The Quick-Ray system is the only system available that uses a preformed paraffin recipient block. There is no other system or instrument that provides a ready to use paraffin recipient block. The finished block is then sectioned using a microtome; the sections are mounted on glass slides and then stained. Each TMA Block can be cut into 300-400 sections at 3-4 microns.
- Ready-to-use paraffin recipient block
- Compact design and versatility
- No dedicated space required for TMA block formation
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ Tissue Microarray System consists of:
- One puncher
- Four paraffin recipient blocks (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)
- One basemold
- Four punch tips (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)
- One 1-mm punch guide