mPrep System mPrep/s Work Station
The mPrep/s Workstation™ is designed for efficient workflow for mounting biological and material specimens. It has areas for holding mPrep/s capsules and their removable screens, a large flat working surface for specimen preparation prior to mounting and shallow wells to keep specimens moist while dissecting. Two rows of wells on the sides store specimen-loaded mPrep/s capsules — immersed if desired — or attachment to multichannel pipettors. Adjustable feet accommodate dissecting scopes or viewers.
The removable screens are easy to load onto the insertion tool in the center of the Workstation. It holds them horizontally, simplifying placement of specimens in the desired orientation for processing in mPrep/s capsules. Specimens remain oriented throughout processing and embedding in capsules. End-on mounting is achieved by opening a slit in the top screen using the Workstation actuator lever, gently clamping specimens in place vertically. This is useful for mounting fibers, nerves, muscle, plant tissues and other specimens for subsequent cross-sectioning or for vertical mounting for SEM.