Like the DNA chip, which scans the genome for alterations or abnormal gene expression, the Tissue Micro Array (TMA) permits parallel processing of biological samples. The TMA method makes it possible for researchers to simultaneously compare a variety of molecular and protein parameters (DNA, RNA, using molecular biology techniques, and proteins by immunohistochemistry/immunocytochemistry) in tissues from dozens of individual specimens in a single TMA.
The TMA technology can be used to identify diagnostic markers, parameters to predict aggressiveness of cancer, and other biological characteristics of tumor cells.
- The mold is used to create a recipient paraffin block with 24 x 2.0mm holes arranged in a 6 x 4 array
- The tissue punch extractor takes cores from existing paraffin-embedded tissue blocks and injects the tissue cores into the holes of the recipient block
- Each block can be sliced into hundreds of consecutive sections of 3 to 4µm each, making it possible to rapidly analyze hundreds of parameters in the same set of specimens
Includes: Two-piece mold set, punch extractor, screws for mold
Recommended for: High throughput screening, Rapid screening of your novel gene or protein expressions