Mounting Media

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Mounting Media

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The mounting medium may be used to attach a coverslip or may itself serve as a coverslip substitute. The choice of mounting medium depends on the duration of preservation (i.e., Permanent mounting chromogens for long-term; aqueous mounting chromogens for short-term) and the chemical compatibility with chromogen and counterstain.

SuperMount Permanent Mounting Medium is our innovative and patented mounting medium (US Patent 5,492,837)that is designed to preserve biological specimens for long-term storage.

  • Polymer based: does not require the use of coverslip
  • Compatible with most aqueous and organic-soluble dyes and chromogens including AEC, DAB, Elegance Red, Fast Red, New Fuchsin, BCIP/NBT, Rhodamine, Fluorescein, Texas Red, Phycoerythrin, Phycocyanin, and Fat Stain (Oil Red O)
  • Refractive index yields greater transparency and clarity of specimens when microscopically viewed
  • Formation of highly transparent coating that permanently preserves stained tissue sections when applied in thin coat and allowed to harden
  • Applicable for mounting of all biological specimens, including stained tissue sections, cytospin preparations, and blood smears

BioGenex also offers Aqueous Mounting Medium, which on the other hand, is glycerol-based and does require the use of a coverslip.

The choice of mounting medium following immunochemical staining is largely dictated by the chromogen label used to visualize the antigen. The table below shows the compatibility of BioGenex mounting media for chromogens and counterstains:

 

 

COUNTERSTAINS

CHROMOGENS

Hematoxylin

Methyl

Nuclear Fast Red

AEC

Aqueous/SuperMount

Not recommendeda

Not recommendeda

BCIP/NBT

Aqueous/Not recommended

Permanent

Aqueous/Permanent/SuperMount

DAB

Aqueous/Permanent/SuperMount

Permanent

Aqueous/Permanent/SuperMount

Elegance Red

Aqueous/Permanent/SuperMount

Permanent

Not recommendeda

Fast Red

SuperMount/Aqueous

Permanent

Not recommendeda

New Fuchsin

SuperMount

Permanent

Not recommended#