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Treated Plastic Microscope Slides
75 x 25 x 1.1mm

plastic microscope slides These versatile, low-cost microscope slides can be used wherever glass slides are used, including sample preparation in the field. They are safer than glass slides because they are more impact resistant than ordinary glass slides. Plastic slides do not leave any sharp edges when broken. Two versions of plastic microscope slides are offered. One is made of general purpose "crystal" polystyrene and the other is made of UVT (UV Transmittable) acrylic. Their transparency and optical quality are identical to viewing through a flat-bottom microplate well.
The surfaces are tissue culture treated by using a dry treatment of gas plasma, gamma sterilized and can therefore be used with the following applications:
  • Cell and tissue culture studies.
  • Immunofluorescence and immunostaining for cytology, histology, parasitology, bacteriology and virology, etc.
  • Immobilization of DNA, nucleic acids, antibodies, proteins and other small molecules.
  • Protein printing and microarrays.
  • Hybridization studies.

These slides are produced under rigorous quality control conditions for clean and uniform surfaces with low background readings. They have enhanced protein binding characteristics. They are RNase and DNase free.

The slides are not resistant to the following chemicals: ethanol, methanol, phenol, organic acids (e.g., acetic acid), gasoline, aromatic solvents (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene and turpentine), chlorinated hydrocarbons (e.g., methylene chloride and tetrachloromethane), ketones and others.

Prod # Description Unit Price Order / Quote
260225 Plastic Microscope Slides, treated, polystyrene
(75 x 25 x 1.1mm)
pkg 25 $20.00
260226 Plastic Microscope Slides, treated, UVT acrylic
(75 x 25 x 1.1mm)
pkg/25 20.00