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Agar Scientific

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Staining

Agar Scientific offers a wide range of chemicals and accessories for grid and en-block staining including Lead citrate and Uranyl acetate which are the most widely used stains for ultrathin sections. We also offer selection of negative stains including Phosphotungstic acid and Methylamine tungstate. Methylamine tungstate does not damage virus particles and is consequently valuable for staining delicate viruses.

Various accessories and grid holders facilitate the staining of multiple grids. A simple numbered grid holder and handle enables the staining 25 grids, and fits into standard Petri dishes for immunocytochemistry and post staining.

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  1. Lead Citrate

    Lead Citrate 50g

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    Part no: AGR1210

  2. Uranyl Acetate

    Uranyl Acetate 25g

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    Uranyl acetate. EM grade universal stain. Radioactive - export restrictions apply, we are unable to ship outside the UK.

    Part no: AGR1260A

  3. Ammonium molybdate

    Ammonium molybdate

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    Ammonium molybdate.
  4. Osmium tetroxide

    Osmium tetroxide

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    This is more toxic than glutaraldehyde and has a higher vapour pressure.
  5. Phosphotungstic Acid 25g

    Phosphotungstic Acid 25g

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    Part no: AGR1213

  6. Ruthenium Tetroxide

    Ruthenium Tetroxide - 5 x 10ml

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    0.5% stabilised aqueous solution.

    Part no: AGR1027

  7. Grid staining system

    Grid staining system

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    Grid staining system for 25 grids, consisting of numbered grid holder and handle, cover and staining vessels (two supplied).
  8. MENCO grid staining pad

    MENCO grid staining pad

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    PTFE staining pad, 89mm diameter, which fits inside a large glass Petri dish.

    Part no: AGG3796

  9. Chien staining pad

    Chien staining pad

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    Flexible silicone pad designed for staining grids, as well as holding tabbed grids, Omniprobe grids and samples.

    Part no: AGG3766

  10. Teflon® immunostaining pad

    Teflon immunostaining pad

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    This immunostaining pad made from Teflon is resistant to most chemicals and easy to clean.

    Part no: AGG3765

  11. Microwell staining mould

    Microwell staining mould

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    This blue silicone rubber mould which fits into standard Petri dishes is useful for immunocytochemistry and post staining.

    Part no: AGG3758

  12. BEEM Dial-a-Grid and block holder

    BEEM Dial-a-Grid and block holder module

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    This box holds 24 grids in numbered diamond-shaped compartments.

    Part no: AGG3694

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