This mold is designed primarily for embedding cell culture specimens grown either directly on the bottom of a dish or on the filter when cross sections of the cells are needed:
Cells grown on petri dishes are cut into strips just before the propylene oxide dehydration step; when Propylene Oxide is added, the strips lift right off the bottom.
When the strips are ready for embedment, they are rolled on an applicator stick into a wad and gently lowered into the well (the strips should not float).
- Many cells can be examined in cross section.
- There is no need for trimming - sectioning can begin immediately.
- The curved side makes the tip very strong in spite of its thinness.
- Easy detection of a strip of cells.The label is placed on the round part so as not to interfere with the specimen.
- 24 cavities.
Block Size: Diameter: 9/32" (ca. 7,14mm), Height: 5/8"(ca. 15,9mm), Height of curved part: 1/4" (ca. 6,4mm)