Histology for implantable medical devices
In the field of biomedical research, evaluation of materials safety is a critical step for the development of implantable medical devices. That’s why our laboratory has developed a new services of histopathology for implanted biomaterials. It enables to cut and analyze all kind of devices, preserving the integrity of adjacent structures.
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Histology for implanted biomaterials
This histology service has been specifically developed for the needs of biomedical research on implanted medical devices.
Acrylic thermoplastic resins
We provide inclusions in two kind of resins in order to meet all our customer needs
Methods of cutting
To obtain histological slides, we propose different methods adapted to our customer needs:
Cutting with diamond saw
This method is more suitable for the cutting of high density biomaterials (implanted medical devices, prosthesis…), embedded in Methylmethacrylate resin:
The diamond saw system is able to cut implanted tissues and bones with high quality and precision.
This technique preserves all tissue structures even when they have different densities.
2. Polishing blocks
It is thus possible to obtain sections up to 10 µm of thickness, which is ideal to perform histological studies.
It is the quickest and more precise method. It allows to obtain sections to 1 to 10 µm of thickness and is suitable for all kind of tissues embedded in GMA/MMA resins. However, it does not allow cutting of metals and ceramics. The femtosecond laser preserves the warming of the samples when the section is performed.