JB-4 embedding kit (DG)

The JB-4 EMBEDDING KIT is a water soluble embedding media which is based on Glycol Methacrylate (GMA) plastic embedding. It is intended for use in preparing samples for high resolution microscopes (HRLM). The catalysed monomer acts as a dehydration and infiltration agent; therefore, complete dehydration through 100% ethanol is not necessary (although recommended for large or dense tissues). Conventional paraffin sections have a greater degree of shrinkage and produce inadequate morphology when compared to JB-4. Features:Thin sections (0.5-2.0 micron) with excellent morphological structure preservation. Water-clear blocks; casts in 90 minutes max. at room temperature. Good lipid and enzyme retention when processing at low temperatures (4°C). Removal of JB-4 resin prior to staining is not necessary. Clearing agents such as xylene and chloroform are not needed. Higher clarity and contrast than with paraffin sections. Easy processing of difficult specimens suc...

The JB-4 EMBEDDING KIT is a water soluble embedding media which is based on Glycol Methacrylate (GMA) plastic embedding. It is intended for use in preparing samples for high resolution microscopes (HRLM). The catalysed monomer acts as a dehydration and infiltration agent; therefore, complete dehydration through 100% ethanol is not necessary (although recommended for large or dense tissues). Conventional paraffin sections have a greater degree of shrinkage and produce inadequate morphology when compared to JB-4. Features:

Thin sections (0.5-2.0 micron) with excellent morphological structure preservation. Water-clear blocks; casts in 90 minutes max. at room temperature. Good lipid and enzyme retention when processing at low temperatures (4°C). Removal of JB-4 resin prior to staining is not necessary. Clearing agents such as xylene and chloroform are not needed. Higher clarity and contrast than with paraffin sections. Easy processing of difficult specimens such as calcified bone and delicate embryonic tissue. 

Technical Data

All components may be stored at room temperature.

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JB-4 kit components:

C611 JB-4 solution A only, 750ml Safety Data Sheet 

C612 JB-4 solution B only 50ml Safety Data Sheet 

C613 JB-4 catalyst 12g Safety Data Sheet 

Code Title Style Pack Size Availability Price Updated: 29-05-2024
C610 JB-4 embedding kit (DG) Kit Each See above $742.00 AUD
C611 JB-4 embedding kit (DG) Solution A 800ml See above $615.00 AUD
C612 JB-4 embedding kit (DG) Solution B 50ml See above $117.00 AUD
C613 JB-4 embedding kit (DG) Catalyst 12g 1 in stock $117.00 AUD