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Using LR White for Electron Microscopy

When using LR White embedding resin for electron microscopy, very few changes need to be made to the regime used for epoxy resin embedding. Every laboratory has its own individual embedding schedule, but we have laid out a “typical” schedule …

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Uranyl Acetate vs. UA-Zero: Human Scera Collagen Fibrils

Dr Robert Young works at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Cardiff University. We sent him a sample of UA-Zero to try, and this was his experience when comparing Uranyl Acetate to UA-Zero… “I’ve carried out a couple …

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Exhibition Diary – 2019/2020

As we draw towards the end of 2019, we will be attending some exciting conferences in December 2019 and January 2020. Here’s a rundown of what we’ll be attending and when… 47th Scottish Microscopy Symposium: 3rd December 2019 The 47th …

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UA-Zero Application: Fixation, staining & processing of HeLa* cell pellet from a culture dish

Earlier on in 2019, Agar Scientific launched a new direct replacement for Uranyl Acetate – UA-Zero. UA-Zero is non-radioactive, non-toxic and can be used as a direct replacement to Uranyl Acetate without any changes to standard user protocols. With the …

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The Evolution of LR White

Written by Dr Brian Causton, founder of London Resin The formulation now known as LR White first saw the light of day in 1968. I was studying corrosion in submarine battery grids and needed to prepare metallurgical samples that preserved …

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Preparation of tooth enamel wafers for Transverse Microradiography (TMR) using the WELL Diamond Wire Saw

Modus  Laboratories based in Reading, UK,  is  a  contract  research company  for  the  oral  healthcare  industry. Here’s an interesting application note for how they use the WELL diamond wire saw. Formulations for use in treating or preventing tooth decay in …

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mmc2019: a roundup in pictures

A big thank you to everybody who came to visit our stand at mmc2019 at the beginning of July. We hope that you all got a bacteria buddy and that they are all enjoying their new homes now! Here’s our …

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Agar Scientific acquires London Resin Company

Agar Scientific is pleased to announce the successful purchase of the EM resin manufacturer London Resin Company Ltd. London Resin has developed and supplied acrylic resins for microscopists since 1980, and this acquisition will ensure continued manufacture and supply of …

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MMC2019 Workshops – Sample Preparation Techniques

During the first week of July from Tuesday 2nd July until Thursday 4th July we will be attending mmc2019 – we’ll be at stand 710! Over the course of mmc, we will be holding three interesting workshops discussing various sample preparation …

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The WELL Diamond Wire Saw in Action

The experimental volcanology and geothermal research group at the University of Liverpool, supervised by Prof. Yan Lavallée, focus on investigating the mechanical and textural properties of magma and rocks at high temperature. Two of the PhD students in the research …

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