Molds, Chucks, and Holders
A precision made device to aid in hand trimming resin tissue blocks to the desired shape for ultramicrotomy. The knurled knife guide swivels to help the trimming blade to cut the sides of the block. May be utilized with any stereomicroscope with epi-illumination. The trimmer is supplied with a standard chuck to accommodate the block size 00. (Stain Technology, Vol. 49, No 4: pp. 129-132, 1974)
|69945-01||Butler Block Trimming||each||375.00||Add to Cart|
Precision machined from aluminum. These special chucks are made to accommodate small specimen blocks, which have been polymerized in Eppendorf tubes. In addition, we also have chucks that hold all sizes of flat embedding blocks (fitting all Leica and RMC instruments), and chucks for LKB instruments.
|69990||Flat embedding Chuck||each||495.00||Add to Cart|
|69991||LKB Chuck||each||495.00||Add to Cart|
|69992||Eppendorf Chuck for RMC||each||475.00||Add to Cart|
|69993||Eppendorf Chuck for LEICA||each||475.00||Add to Cart|
Machined from solid Aluminum. They come with set screws and a hex key.
|70174-10||ABH-JB Chucks for Hacker, A/O Reichert rotary and Autocut, JB-4 and JB-4A, LKB Ultratomes and Shandon Hypercut. Stem measures 11 x 11 mm||each||75.00||Add to Cart|
|70174-14||ABH-LBK Huxley Chuck. Stem measures 11 x 25 mm||each||99.00||Add to Cart|
|70174-20||ABH-JBA Chuck with a three point recessed block holder attachment: for LKB Histo Range and Reichert Super-Cut in addition to microtomes using ABH-JB chucks (#70174-10). Stem measures 11 x 11 mm||each||99.00||Add to Cart|
Molded from hard plastic. EMS# 70175-50, 6m thick is shown to the right.
- Easy to store block holders attached to Aluminum chucks (ABH)
- Frosted surface for easy marking.
- Large center hole prevents bubble formation.
|70175-40||4mm Thin Embedding Stubs||100/pack||380.00||Add to Cart|
|70175-50||6mm Thick Embedding Stubs (shown above)||50/pack||138.00||Add to Cart|
|70175-60||10mm Thick Embedding Stubs, Mixed Colors||100/pack||380.00||Add to Cart|
These polyethylene trays are ideal for casting specimen blocks embedded with JB-4 or equivalents and are used with our block holders and chucks shown above.
|Catalog #||Molding Cup Size||Cavities||Pk||Price|
|70176-10||6 x 12 x 5mm||20||each||72.00||Add to Cart|
|70176-15||12 x 16 x 5mm||20||each||72.00||Add to Cart|
|70176-20||6 x 8 x 5mm Hexagon||9||3/pk||94.00||Add to Cart|
|70176-25||2 x 15 x 5mm||9||3/pk||89.00||Add to Cart|
|70176-30||13 x 19 x 5mm||9||3/pk||89.00||Add to Cart|
Molded from polyethylene, three popular sizes are available to meet your needs. These Individual Molds can be used with EBH2 Block Holders, #70175-50, 70175-60, or with colored stubs 70175-70.
Aluminum Embedding Tray is available with 6-position to hold these Individual Mold during polymerization. Comes with anodized blue and natural color.
Suitable for JB-4®, JB-4-Plus®, Immuno-Bed, LR White, LR Gold® or Paraffin embedding.
|70177-12||Individual Mold, 12 x 8 mm||100/pack||95.00||Add to Cart|
|70177-16||Individual Mold, 16 x 8 mm||100/pack||95.00||Add to Cart|
|70177-19||Individual Mold, 19 x13 mm||100/pack||128.00||Add to Cart|
|70178-04||Embedding Tray, Aluminum, (2 Blue & 2 Natural colors)||4/pack||283.00||Add to Cart|
A two-directional mold that allows for single embedded specimens to be sectioned both laterally and transversely . Tissues to be embedded are accurately trimmed and placed so that both sides of the tissue are against both edges of the cavity tip.
Chien, K., et al. (1985) Proc. Ann. EMSA Meeting 43, 460
|70140||Chien Silicone Mold||each||22.00||Add to Cart|
|70141||Chien Silicone Mold||10/lot||200.00||Add to Cart|
Our molds are made from the strongest possible silicone rubber providing extremely high tear resistance. They are all reusable and produce embedding blocks of numerous shapes and sizes with a wide variety of tips. We also offer a mold which produces blocks to be used for re-embedding. Choose the one that best suits your embedding needs!
|70150||Capsule Molds Type A: 10 cavities, 8mm diameter body, 5mm diameter tip, 11mm height, tapered tip.||each||16.00||Add to Cart|
|70160||Capsule Molds Type B: 12 cavities, 8mm diameterbody, 5mm diameter tip 16mm height, tapered tip.||each||20.00||Add to Cart|
|70161||Capsule Molds Type C: 12 cavities cylindrical shapes, 8mm diameter 16mm height, flat tip.||each||20.00||Add to Cart|
This 24 cavity mold produces a block similar to the embedding capsule block but with the following advantages: * Resin polymerizes better in silicone rubber than in polypropylene or polyethylene - the rubber heats more evenly and retains the heat better than in plastic.
- It is easier to see inside the well when centering the specimen in the tip.
- It is easier to remove the block from the well. There is no need for razor blades or press devices.
- The finished blocks have finer tips so when you trim deeper into the block the face doesn't increase in size rapidly; therefore, constant retrimming is not necessary
|70165||The Embedding Capsule Substitute||each||Add to Cart|
This mold accommo dates longer pieces of tissues (muscle, skin biopsies, and many plant specimens)
- Easy to embed long specimens and orient them properly. The tissues lie flat in the well; therefore, no horizontal trimming is needed.
- It is ideal for any specimen that needs immediate sectioning (e.g. cell monolayer). 24 cavities
|70166||The Mold for Long Tissues||each||254.00||Add to Cart|
This mold is designed primarily for embedding cell culture specimens grown either directly on the bottom of a dish or onthe 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.
|70167||The Cell Culture Mold||each||25.00||Add to Cart|
Designed by Dr. J.P. Chang for the embedding of a monolayer of cells. This specially designed mold has proven useful in the processing of frozen sections, ascite cells, fresh imprints, as well as blood and marrow smears. J. of Ultrastructural Res., 37, 370 (1971).
|70910||Chang Mold 12 cavities, 20 x 10 x 1mm||each||12.00||Add to Cart|
|70920||Chang Mold 9 cavities, 20 x 20 x 1mm||each||12.00||Add to Cart|
Observing the ultrastructure of cells under an electron microscope is an important aspect of biological research, especially in the neurosciences. These embedding crystals were designed to simplify the preparation of samples and make the process more time efficient.
|71184||Flat Embedding Crystal||kit||38.00||Add to Cart|
Preparing a sample for a transmission electron microscope is a long and difficult process. These slice capsules were designed to simplify the preparation of samples and make the process more time efficient.
|71189||Slice Capsules||100/pk||19.00||Add to Cart|
A clear silicone rubber with very high tear strength. It can be reused more times than the conventional silicone molds. It is resistant to most epoxy resins and its clear base allows positioning of the specimen lighted from beneath.
|70900||Standard flat embedding mold, 21 numbered cavities measures: 14mm(L)x5mm(W)x4mm(D). (Clear silicone)||each||12.00||Add to Cart|
|70901||Same as #70900, but each of the 21 numbered cavities measures: 14mm(L)x5mm(W)x6mm(D). (White silicone)||each||12.00||Add to Cart|
|70902||Same as #70900, but each of the 21 numbered cavities measures: 14mm(L)x5mm(W)x3mm(D). (White silicone)||each||12.00||Add to Cart|
Made from clear silicone, the overall measurements are 1.65" x 3" with 12 cavities. Each cavity measures 0.427"(L) x 0.25"(W) x 0.156"(D) (10mm(L) x 6mm(W) x 4mm(D)). This mold produces 12 embedding blocks with tapered ends.
|70903||Small Flat Embedding Mold||each||9.00||Add to Cart|
A standard flat embedding mold where both ends are tapered. This enables you to embed specimens in both ends of each casting. Made from white silicone, 21 numbered cavities, each cavity measuring: 14mm(L) x 4mm(W) x 4mm(D)
|70870||Double Tapered Ends Mold||each||10.00||Add to Cart|
A new design with 10 triple numbered, tapered tip cavities to save you time and handling. Holds firmly in a chuck during trimming or sectioning. Made from white silicone, each cavity measures 8mm from tip to center, 5mm Deep.
|70875||Triple Tapered Ends Mold||each||16.50||Add to Cart|
Molded from polyethylene. The critical surfaces of the mold are transparent, facilitating accurate specimen orientation through bottom illumination. Molds are reusable and each mold is supplied with a protective box.
The cavity measures: 12mm(L) x 5mm(W) x 3mm(D)
Overall mold measures: 52mm(L) x 40mm(W) x 5mm(H)
Storage box measures: 21/3"(L) x 1¾"(W) x ½"(H) (57 x 45 x 12.5mm)
|70904-01||BEEM® Flat Embedding Mold||each||9.25||Add to Cart|
|70904-12||BEEM® Flat Embedding Mold||12/pk||96.00||Add to Cart|
*BEEM® Is A Registered Trademark of Better Equipment For Electron Microscopy, Inc
No more stickiness with new storage box
Most resins are no longer a challenge to flat embed when used in combination with the Cocoon box. The system withstands temperatures up to 70 Degrees C, and our flat embedding of many resins is made easier.
|70900-CB||4mm Flat Embedding Mold w/Cocoon Box||set||14.00||Add to Cart|
|70901-CB||6mm Flat Embedding Mold w/Cocoon Box||set||15.00||Add to Cart|
|70902-CB||3mm Flat Embedding Mold w/Cocoon Box||set||15.00||Add to Cart|
|70870-CB||Double End Flat Embedding Mold w/ Cocoon Box||set||12.50||Add to Cart|
Machined from PTFE block. This mold offers flat embedding for most resins, including LR White®, LR Gold®, JB-4, Immuno-Bed and Lowicryl®. This PTFE Flat Embedding Mold can be used for both UV/low temperature and thermal cure, and may be used as a substitution for the silicone molds. The individual cavities are pre-shaped to reduce block trimming.
For curing anaerobic material, we recommend using Aclar® film, cut-to-size of the mold and lower on top of the mold after you 'just over-fill' the cavities with embedding resin. Due to the flexibility of the PTFE, you just bent the mold to pop out the cured resin blocks. After all the cast blocks have been removed, reinsert the mold to its holder to re-shape the mold. The mold holder is machined from aluminum and anodized black.
Mold with 18 cavities, each cavity measures 5mm(W) x 14mm(L) x 4mm(D)
Overall mold measures: 5½" x 3" x ¼" (140 x 50 x 6mm)
Mold is available as a set (includes one PTFE mold and one aluminum holder).
|70143||PTFE Flat Embedding Mold, set||each||150.00||Add to Cart|
|70143-R||PTFE Flat Embedding Mold only||each||120.00||Add to Cart|
This unique silicone mold comes in 3 different types of silicone, clear, white and blue, and has 2 different cavity sizes to meet all of your embedding needs.
2 Troughs: 1"(L) x ⅛"(W) x ⅛"(D)
14 Cavities: ¼"(L) x ½"(W) x ⅛"(D)
1 Trough: 2¾"(L) x 3/32"(W) x ⅛"(D)
10 Cavities: ⅜"(L) x ¾"(W) x ⅛"(D)
Each cavity has an alpha-numeric marking, A1-A7, B1-B7, C1-C5, D1-D5
Overall mold measures: 4¾"(L) x 3"(W) x ¼"(H) (121 x 76 x 6mm)
|70912||EMS Multi-Well Embedding Mold, Clear||each||10.00||Add to Cart|
|70913||EMS Multi-Well Embedding Mold, White||each||11.00||Add to Cart|
|70914||EMS Multi-Well Embedding Mold, Blue||each||17.00||Add to Cart|
A clear flexible LDPE mold. A great idea if you do not want to clean the molds. Same as our flat embedding silicone molds.
2 Troughs: 1"(L) x ⅛"(W) x ⅛"(D)
14 Cavities: ¼"(L) x ½"(W) x ⅛"(D)
1 Trough: 2¾"(L) x 3/32"(W) x ⅛"(D)
10 Cavities: ⅜"(L) x ¾"(W) x ⅛"(D)
Overall mold measures: 4⅜"(L) x 3"(W) x ¼"(H) (111 x 76 x 6mm)
|70918||EMS Disposable Multi-Well Embedding Mold||each||1.95||Add to Cart|
|70919||EMS Disposable Multi-Well Embedding Mold||12/pk||16.50||Add to Cart|
EMS Embedding Mold is a new mold designed with Michael J. Dykstra Ph.D. from North Carolina State University Department of Veterinary Medicine. This Mold produces blocks of the best dimension to be held securely by Reichert/Leica Ultracut stepped microtome chucks. There are 24 cavities and the depth of each cavity is 4mm which will prevent breakage of the blocks during razor blade trimming.
Mold Measurements: 3⅜" x 3" (85 x 77mm)
Cavity Measurements: 15mm x 7mm x 4mm Deep
|70907||Embedding Mold-Dykstra||each||16.00||Add to Cart|
- Injected molded polyethylene.
- Resistant to most embedding materials.
- Easy peeled-off the blocks.
These molds are reusable. Each cavity measures 12mm(L) x 5mm(W) x 3.5mm Deep. Overall mold measures: 94 x 56 x 14mm.
|70905-01||EMS Molded Flat Embedding Mold||each||9.00||Add to Cart|
|70905-12||EMS Molded Flat Embedding Mold||12/pk||85.00||Add to Cart|
This invention is a mold used for embedding mammalian cells in monolayer culture in preparation of sectioning for light or electron microscopy. Tissue culture monolayer embedding molds eliminate the need for traditional BEEM® capsules. The improved molds can be used to transfer the majority of cells from the entire surface of a cover slip to avoid losses of large amounts of cellular information occurring only randomly. In addition, other problems such as surface blemishes caused by air entrapment associated with BEEM® capsules are eliminated.
- The mold yields several individual blocks of resin from a single slip-cover.
- The resin blocks fit directly into a chuck for flat specimens.
- The embedded surfaces are free from blemishes caused by entrapped air.
- The mold uses a minimum amount of resin.
|70924||Thompson Mold||each||15.00||Add to Cart|
|70925||Thompson Mold||4/lot||50.00||Add to Cart|
Uses a 1 x 3" glass slide as a base, and duplicates the slide using the resin of your choice. Tissue sections are embedded against the flat glass surface. This duplicated resin slide can be studied under the Light Microscope, then cut, remounted, resectioned, and studied under the EM. A three cavity mold, each cavity measuring: 1"(W) x 3"(L) x 3/32"(D). Reference & Instructions enclosed
|70170||Slide Duplicating Mold||each||18.00||Add to Cart|
The same design as above 70170 but with the addition of three round cavities which are 17mm in diameter and 1mm Deep.
|70172||Slide Duplicating w/Cover Slip Mold||each||19.00||Add to Cart|