Tissue engineering

Synthetic scaffolds pose serious problems for histological evaluation, due to their sensitivity both to temperature and to the wide range of solvents used in standard protocols.

Histotech has developed and uses a range of methods to allow the embedding, sectioning and subsequent staining or immunolabelling of tissue engineered constructs. Histotech also uses innovative approaches to image biomaterials in fluorescence studies including combining differential interference contrast (DIC) images with fluorescent labels or capturing inherent biomaterial autofluorescence. 

Our expertise with natural and synthetic biomaterials will get the best results possible from your samples.