Hydrophobic Microscope Slides
Hydrophobic microscope slides have wells created with either an extremely hydrophobic coating of Teflon® having a contact angle greater than 150° with distilled water with a printed ink thickness of approximately 20-30 um or an epoxy ink having a contact angle approximately 40° with distilled water with an ink thickness of 20 um. The Teflon® slides have a matte finish and the epoxy slides have a gloss finish.
The hydrophobic microscope slides may be used with immunohistochemical (IHC) techniques, immunofluorescence (IFA) and immunolabelling with histological sections or cellular cultures. The slides can be sterilized with acetone, methanol, ethanol or any combination and the hydrophobicity will return to its full strength once the solvent has boiled off the surface. The hydrophobic slides resist enzymatic treatments and microwaves.
The production of the hydrophobic slides are completely automated from beginning to packaging eliminating dirt, dust, flaws and breakage.
Our hydrophobic microscope slides have 90° corners and ground edges and are sold by the gross of 144 slides with each gross consisting of 2 boxes of 72 slides.
Tekdon offers single well slides all the way up to 192 well slides. We can also make customized microscope slides based on your specific well formation, diameter and location.
Teflon® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.