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Forsyth Histology Core

Director: Kressirer, Christine, Ph.D

Location: 245 First Street, 5th Floor Science Center, room 5123, Cambridge, MA 02142


The Histology Core provides consulting and support services for both soft tissue and precise hard tissue analysis. Services include: tissue processing, embedding, sectioning, and staining as well as guidance on protocols. The Histology Core can embed samples in standard molds or custom molds in paraffin, resin or as frozen tissue for routine histology, special stains and immunohistological studies performed either by a trained investigator or by Core staff.





  • American Optical Spencer 820 microtomes ( Microtome )

    The AO 820’s micron selector offers 1-50 microns which can be adjusted in 1 micron increments to allow for precise sectioning and is equipped with X-Y orientation clamps and high profile blade holders compatible with stainless steel blades.

  • Microm HM 315 microtome ( Microtome )

    Microm HM 315 microtome, the Microm HM 315 is a high performance microtome system designed for smooth vertical specimen movement with a precision microfeed system with fully adjustable section thickness (0.5-60 microns).

  • Thermo Scientific Microm HM 355S Automatic Microtome ( Microtome )

    The HM 355S offers a range of cutting speeds and types, section counts thickness and advanced distance, and is excellent for routine paraffin sections and plastic-embedded specimens. The HM 355S is equipped with blade holders designed for disposable blades or high profile blade holders compatible with stainless steel and tungsten carbide “C” and “D” blades.

  • X-CLARITY polymerization system ( Automatic tissue processor )

  • X-CLARITY tissue clearing device ( Automatic tissue processor )


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Last updated: 2017-08-29T13:32:23.864-05:00

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