Mounting Media for IHC

Mounting media optimized for immunohistochemistry and immunocytochemistry

Using the correct mounting medium preserves your histochemical stains or precipitable enzyme substrates in tissue sections or cell preparations.

VectaMount® Permanent Mounting Medium

  • Non-aqueous mounting medium
  • Odorless and toluene- and xylene-free (low toxicity)
  • Resin-based
  • Viscosity formulated for easy application and uniform spreading
  • Compatible with most horseradish peroxidase (HRP) and alkaline phosphatase (AP) substrates
  • Dries clear with a refractive index ideal for high-resolution oil-immersion microscopy

VectaMount AQ Aqueous Mounting Medium

  • Hardsetting, aqueous mounting medium
  • Preserves the color and clarity of enzyme substrates whose reaction products are soluble in alcohol or other organic solvents
  • Simple to use, requires no mixing
  • Stained sections mounted with VectaMount AQ can be stored in a slide box at room temperature for at least two years without fading

Resources

Immunohistochemistry Resource Guide

The Immunohistochemistry Resource Guide will help you navigate through the many choices of detection systems, substrates, and ancillary reagents that complete your workflow.
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IHC Troubleshooting Guide for ABC Systems

A quick reference guide that outlines the systematic controls to help identify background sources in an immunohistochemistry protocol using ABC systems.  Also troubleshoot issues of weak or no staining. Laminated.

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IHC Troubleshooting Guide for Polymer Kits

A quick reference guide that outlines the systematic controls to help identify background sources in an immunohistochemistry protocol polymer detection systems.  Also troubleshoot issues of weak or no staining. Laminated.

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