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Brain and Tissue Matrices

for neurophysiology, anatomy, biochemical pharmacology

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Brain and Tissue Matrices

These high quality Brain Matrices are designed for freehand slicing of discrete regions of the brain. They allow slicing of either coronal or sagittal sections through the brain at intervals of 1mm and of 2mm for large brains. The all-metal design with a hard, durable chrome coating offers superior cooling properties. They may be heated, sterilized, chilled and scrubbed clean without damaging the surfaces. All Brain Matrices of the same animal are identical to give reproducible sections.

They are ideal for precise and reproducible blocking of living or fixed brain tissue in:

Anatomy: Precise blocking of the brain prior to microtome sectioning;

Neurophysiology: Reproducible blocking of the brain prior to sectioning; and

Biochemical Pharmacology: Reproducible removal of small brain regions for biochemical analysis. Below are selected product examples linked to ordering information:

brain matrices


These Matrices may be heated, sterilized, chilled and scrubbed clean without damaging the surfaces. Precise, reproducible blocking of living or fixed brain tissue.
Immediate soaking in liquid cleaner is advisable after use.
To keep tissue cool and viable, chill matrices before use.

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The following are selected product examples that are linked to the ordering information below:


Dog Brain Matrice
15040
Dog, Coronal, 2mm
Rhesus Monkey Brain Matrice
15039
Rhesus Monkey,
Coronal, 2mm
Cynomolgus Monkey Coronal Brain Matrice
15043
Cynomolgus Monkey,
Coronal, 2mm
Cat, Coronal Brain Matrice
15041
Cat, Coronal, 2mm
Rabbit, coronal Brain Matrice
15026
Rabbit, Coronal, 1mm

Guinea Pig, Coronal Brain Matrice
15022
Guinea Pig, Coronal, 1mm

Gerbil, Coronal Brain Matrice
15001
Gerbil, Coronal, 1mm

15007
Rat, Coronal, 1mm
Rat Brain Matrices
15006
Rat Sagittal, 1mm

15009
Rat, Dorsal/Ventral, 1mm

15031
Rat, Heart, 1mm
Gerbil, Sagittal Brain Matrice
15002
Gerbil, Sagittal, 1mm
Mouse Coronal Brain Matrice, 1mm
15003
Mouse, Coronal, 1mm
Tissue Matrix 15 x 15mm chamber
15013
Tissue Matrix,
10 x 10mm Chamber,
1mm
6mm Spherical Tissue Matrix, 1mm
15019
6mm Spherical Matrix, 1mm

15017
Tissue Matrix,
6mm Rod or V, 1mm
 

Matrix Ordering Information

Mouse
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15003 Mouse, 30g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $575.00
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15004 Mouse, 30g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 575.00
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Rat
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15028 Rat Pup, (12-14 days) 30g, Coronal, 1mm each $575.00
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15029 Rat Pup, (12-14 days) 30g, Sagittal, 1mm each 575.00
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15005 Rat, 125-185g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each 575.00
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15006 Rat, 125-185g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 575.00
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15007 Rat, 200-400g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each 575.00
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15008 Rat, 200-400g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 575.00
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15009 Rat, 200-400g Adult, Dorsal/Ventral, 1mm each 650.00
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15031 Rat, Adult, Heart Matrix, 1mm each 650.00
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Gerbil
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15001 Gerbil, 70g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $650.00
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15002 Gerbil, 70g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 650.00
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Guinea Pig
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15022 Guinea Pig, 350g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $650.00
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15023 Guinea Pig, 350g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 650.00
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Ferret
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15024 Ferret, Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $650.00
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15025 Ferret, Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 650.00
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Rabbit
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15026 Rabbit, 70g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $750.00
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15027 Rabbit, 70g adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 750.00
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Hamster
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15037 Hamster, 100g, Coronal, 1mm each $650.00
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15038 Hamster, 100g, Sagittal, 1mm each 650.00
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Cat
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15041 Cat, 35 Slots, Coronal, 2mm each P.O.R.
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Dog
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15040 Dog, 40 Slots, 2mm each P.O.R.
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Monkey
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15039 Monkey, Rhesus, Adult (2-3 year old, weight 2-3Kg) 40 Slots, Coronal, 2mm each P.O.R.
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15043 Monkey, Cynomolgus, Adult, Coronal, 2mm each P.O.R.
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Tissue Matrix
Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15013 Tissue Matrix, 10 x 10mm(L) Chamber, 1mm each $650.00
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15014 Tissue Matrix, 15 x 15mm(L) Chamber, 1mm each 650.00
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15015 Tissue Matrix, 20 x 20mm(L) Chamber, 1mm each 650.00
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15016 Tissue Matrix, 25 x 25mm(L) Chamber, 1mm each 650.00
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15017 Tissue Matrix, 6mm Rod Shape or "V", 1mm each 650.00
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15018 Tissue Matrix, 4mm Spherical Chamber, 1mm each 650.00
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15019 Tissue Matrix, 6mm Spherical Chamber, 1mm each 650.00
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PELCO® Technical Notes, Brain and Tissue Matrices (PDF File)
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stainless steel brain matrix

Stainless Steel Brain Matrices, 1mm

Matrices are precisely machined to insure reproducible sections. This will allow the investigator to slice either coronal (perpendicular to center line) or sagittal (parallel to center line) sections at 1mm intervals.

Features:
  • Stainless Steel
  • Highly polished
  • Precision machined
  • Precise blocking of the brain
  • Repeatable 1mm segments
stainless steel brain matrix
SizeABCDECavity
depth
15065, Small Rat, Coronal (175 - 300g)4.7615.912.736.623.87.61
15066, Large Rat, Coronal (300 - 600g)4.7619.814.736.624.710.91
15067, Mouse, Coronal (40 - 75g)3.1811.18.7319.112.27.4
15068, Small Rat, Sagittal (175 - 300g)4.7615.912.736.623.87.61
15069, Large Rat, Sagittal (300 - 600g)4.7619.814.736.624.710.91
(all sizes in mm)
Go to Blades for use in Brain Matrices

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15065 Rat, 175-300g, Coronal, 1mm each $338.35
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15066 Rat, 300-600g, Coronal, 1mm each 338.35
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15067 Mouse, 40-75g, Coronal, 1mm each 338.35
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15068 Rat, 175-300g, Sagittal, 1mm each 338.35
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15069 Rat, 300-600g, Sagittal, 1mm each 338.35
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stainless steel brain matrix

Stainless Steel Brain/Heart Matrices, 0.5mm

These Matrices are made of hard stainless steel. They can be cooled, cleaned, and autoclaved. They have smooth surfaces that do not chip. The investigator will be able to get repeatable coronal or sagittal sections enabling precise blocking prior to microtome sectioning.

It is advisable to not let any tissue dry onto the matrix but rather soak the matrix immediately after use for easier cleaning.

Features:
  • Stainless Steel
  • Highly polished
  • Precision machined
  • Precise blocking of the brain or heart
  • Repeatable 0.5mm segments
stainless steel brain matrix
stainless steel brain matrix
SizeABCDECavity
depth
15045, Mouse, Coronal (40 - 75g)3.1811.18.7319.112.27.4
15046, Mouse, Sagittal (40 - 75g)3.1811.18.7319.112.27.4
15047, Large Rat, Coronal (300 - 600g)4.7619.814.736.624.710.91
15048, Large Rat, Sagittal (300 - 600g)4.7619.814.736.624.710.91
15056, Mouse, Heart8.312.1   4.8
15057, Rat, Heart12.719.9   9.6
(all sizes in mm)

Go to Blades for use in Brain Matrices

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15045 Mouse, 40 - 75g, Coronal, 0.5mm each $391.75
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15046 Mouse, 40 - 75g, Sagittal, 0.5mm each 391.75
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15047 Rat, 300 - 600g, Coronal, 0.5mm each 391.75
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15048 Rat, 300 - 600g, Sagittal, 0.5mm each 391.75
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15056 Mouse Heart, 0.5mm each 391.75
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15057 Rat Heart, 0.5mm each 391.75
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acrylic brain matrix

Acrylic Brain Matrices

An economical alternative to metal brain matrices. The acrylic coronal brain matrices have the additional feature of a mid-line sagittal cut to facilitate the separation of the left and right hemispheres. All divisions are 1mm apart.

  • Clean with warm water and mild detergent
  • Can tolerate ethyl alcohol
  • Do not autoclave

Go to Blades for use in Brain Matrices

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
15050 Mouse, 30g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each $171.85
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15051 Mouse, 30g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 171.85
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15052 Rat, 175-300g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each 171.85
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15053 Rat, 175-300g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 171.85
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15054 Rat, 300-600g Adult, Coronal, 1mm each 171.85
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15055 Rat, 300-600g Adult, Sagittal, 1mm each 171.85
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