Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ Tissue Microarray System
The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ technique produces superior quality TMAs in less time than with traditional methods, and accomplishes finished products at a fraction of the cost. The Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ uses a hollowed tip to remove tissue cores as small as 1 mm from paraffin-embedded tissue (donor block). The extracted tissue is then inserted into a preformed recipient block—the Quick-Ray™ System is the only system available that uses a preformed paraffin recipient block.
The finished block is sectioned using a microtome; the sections are mounted on glass slides and then stained. Each TMA block can be cut into 300-400 sections at 4-5 μ, which can then be subjected to independent tests. Common tests include immunohistochemistry and fluorescent in situ hybridization.
Compact design and versatility make building a Tissue-Tek® Quick-Ray™ TMA astoundingly simple. The construction of a TMA block can be done on any clean counter, and does not require a dedicated space.