BioGenex offers a selection of counterstains and mounting media for use in Immunohistochemistry and In Situ Hybridization. In IHC and ISH procedures, a histological or cytological specimen affixed to a microscope slide is stained with a chromogen, counterstained, and mounted. The mounting medium may be used to attach a coverslip or may itself serve as a coverslip substitute. The choice of mounting medium depends on whether long-term ("permanent" mounting) or short-term preservation ("aqueous" mounting) is desired, and whether the mounting procedure is chemically compatible with the chromogen and the counterstain.
BioGenex offers a unique SuperMount® Permanent Aqueous Mounting Medium. This is a polymer based mounting media that does not require the use of a coverslip. This innovative, patented mounting medium (BioGenex's U.S. Patent No. 5,492,837) is designed to preserve biological specimens for long-term storage. SuperMount® medium is compatible with most aqueous and organic-soluble dyes and chromogens including AEC, DAB, Elegance Red, Fast Red, New Fuchsin, BCIP/NBT, Rhodamine, Fluorescein, Texas Red, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin, and Fat Stain (Oil Red O). The refractive index of SuperMount® yields greater transparency and clarity of specimens to be examined under the microscope. When applied in a thin coat and allowed to harden, SuperMount® medium forms a highly transparent coating that permanently preserves stained tissue sections. SuperMount® can be used for the mounting of all biological specimens, including stained tissue sections, Cytospin preparations, and blood smears. BioGenex also offers Aqueous Mounting Medium, which on the other hand, is glycerol-based and does require the use of a coverslip.
* For in Vitro Diagnostic Use