Aqua-Poly/Mount is a water-soluble, non-fluorescing, non-permanent, aqueous mounting medium formulated for mounting sections directly from aqueous solutions. It is useful for immunofluorescent techniques as it enhances and retains fluorescent stains.
Aqua-Poly/Mount can be used frozen sections, fat stains and immuno-stains where aqueous mounting media is required.
A crystal clear xylene based medium providing superior optical clarity and preserving most biological dyes with little or no fading when slides are stored in light tight containers. The viscosity permits bubble-free applications with minimal spreading and excellent adhesion of coverslips. Poly-Mount® is perfect for mounting and long term storage. It is non-water soluble, miscible with toluene and xylene.
Mowiol® 4-88 is a high quality mounting medium for immunofluorescence and molecular biology applications. When hardened it has the same refractive index as immersion oil. If used for immunofluorescence applications, the addition of glycerin is recommended. Mowiol® 4-88 can be made an anti-fade medium through the addition of p-phenylenediamine.
The polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH; PVA) is also used as water-activated adhesive. Remoistenable adhesives are used in the paper processing industry, e.g. on the reverse side of postage stamps and labels.
A toluene based liquid coverslipping media designed to eliminate the use of coverslips. Non-yellowing and scratch resistant, Polyglass simplifies the protection of prepared slides. The refractive index is near 1.48 and can be removed if necessary by soaking in toluene or xylene. Ideal for uneven thick sections that cause air bubbles under a coverslip with routine procedures.