Lowicryl MonoStep® K4M Polar Single Component Embedding Media 225g (in 30ml bottles)
Pre-mixed and ready to use, the new Monostep Lowicryl Embedding Media saves time and minimizes chemical contact. Both products are fine for immunohistochemistry. They are based on the popular Lowicryl K4M and HM20 kits for low temperature embedding or freeze substitution. MonoStep products are especially appropriate for immunolabeling resulting in better preservation of antigenicity and lower background labeling, but are much more convenient to use than the original Lowicryl kits.
An understated potential safety risk:
We are addressing now the cured block, something that to most people is about as inert of a material as one will find. But the standard practice in many laboratories is to use a small jeweler's (or even a small hack) saw to cut the block down to the right size, sometimes even to shape it. We want to address the dust that is generated and how its exposure can and should be minimized.
Small bottle packaging:
Each of the two Lowicryl MonoStep resins (HM-20 and K4-M) are available in a small package format. Each is packaged in eight individual bottles with approximately 30 ml of resin per bottle. The cost of the resin is more, however packaged in this format permits their shipping at a reduced rate. If you are in an international customer that can accept dangerous goods, this can save you a great deal of money ordering this way.